“Being Serena” is a five-part documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life. The first two episodes of “Being Serena” debuts back-to-back on Monday (October 29 at 9pm, exclusively on HBO.
New episodes premiere on subsequent Mondays at the same time. The series will also be available on HBO GO via AIS Play and AIS Playbox.
“Being Serena” will give viewers unprecedented access to Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood and marriage, while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court. Viewers will experience her life from every angle as 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.
Serena Williams, 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 honours 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.
In January 2017, Williams bested her sister Venus in the final match of the Australian Open, marking her seventh time winning that singles event. Four months after her historic victory, Williams revealed that she and her fianceAlexis Ohanian, were expecting their first child, confirming that she was eight weeks pregnant when she won her 23rd Grand Slam singles title. On September 1, Williams gave birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
Williams and Ohanian wed soon after in a stunning ceremony before family and friends in New Orleans on November 16.