“I don’t know if there’s anything left for me in tennis … but I’m not done yet,” says tennis legend Serena Williams in HBO’s teaser for its upcoming documentary series about her life.
Produced by HBO Sports and IMG’s Original Content group, Being Serena, chronicles a pivotal moment for Williams as she opens up about her pregnancy, birth of her child, her new marriage and her planned return to the court.
With 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic gold medals and the most women’s singles match victories in Grand Slam history, Williams, 36, is considered one of the best tennis players of all time.
In Jan. 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 fiancé, Alexis Ohanian, were expecting their first child, confirming 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 were married in New Orleans on Nov. 16.
The five-part series delves into her landmark career, family life and expanding role as a businesswoman and investor in the worlds of technology, fashion, fitness and philanthropy.
“I put so much pressure on myself. I wanna make sure that I’m the best,” Williams says in the trailer.
Williams will return to the tennis circuit this spring to compete in her first Grand Slam event of the year at the French Open in late May.
Being Serena is executive produced by Mark Shapiro, Will Staeger and Michael Antinoro.
For HBO, executive producers include Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein, along with supervising producer Bentley Weiner.
“Serena Williams is a force unlike any other,” said Mark Shapiro, co-president of WME and IMG, in a statement. “Her entire life is one of the hero’s journey, and it has been a privilege to work with her as she enters this next phase. HBO was an incredible partner in developing a unique look into Serena’s world, and we look forward to sharing this all-access story with the world in May.”
Being Serena premieres May 2.
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