A new HBO documentary series, Being Serena, is all set for the May 2, Wednesday, release. The five-part series delves into Serena’s pregnancy and the birth of her child, her tennis career pre and post pregnancy, her personal life and much more.
The US tennis icon has herself shared the official trailer for the documentary – Being Serena. Just like Sachin Tendulkar in the docudrama on his life and career, Serena has played herself in Being Serena.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) 11 April 2018
Being Serena is a documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life.
Produced by HBO Sports and IMG’s Original Content group, Being Serena provides viewers unprecedented access to Serena during her pregnancy, new motherhood, and marriage. while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court. The intimate first-person show delves into her landmark career, family life and expanding role as a businesswoman and investor in the worlds of tech, fashion, fitness and philanthropy, HBO has stated in an official note on its website.
Serena, 36, is one of the most dominant forces tennis has ever seen, with 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic Gold Medals and the most women’s singles match victories in Grand Slam history. Her supremacy on the court earned her Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year honors in 2015 and made her a four-time winner of the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, first in 2002 and most recently in 2015, states the HBO note.
In May 2017, Serena had revealed that she and her fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, were expecting their first child, confirming she was eight weeks pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. On Sept. 1, Serena gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. Williams. She and Ohanian wed soon after in a stunning ceremony before family and friends in New Orleans on Nov. 16.
Being Serena is executive produced by Mark Shapiro, Michael Antinoro, and Will Staeger. For HBO Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein are the executive producers.
Earlier last month, just ahead of her return to the court for the Indian Wells match, Serena had partnered with Nike to usher in a new film. Never one to shy away from using her platform to speak out on injustice, the 23-time Major winner is once again standing for equality.
“I want people to understand there is no wrong way to be a woman,” Serena insisted in the Nike campaign. “We shouldn’t be made to feel like we have to act a certain way because we are women and we shouldn’t be made to feel like we need to fit into the same box. We are all different and we should celebrate those differences.”
This is precisely the message that Nike has spread with the latest visual, titled Until We All Win.