Serena Williams has joined forces with Amazon Studios to create a number of planned TV programmes about her personal and professional life.
Williams, who has been at top of tennis for over twenty years, is the most successful singles player, male or female, in the Open Era with 23 Grand Slam titles to her name.
Her success has not been restricted to her on-court career though, an outspoken voice on gender and race equality, Williams is known for her love of fashion and has her own fashion and nail range, while also running the Serena Williams Foundation as one of her many charitable activities.
The docuseries will be executive produced by Serena Williams herself, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Stuart Cabb and Tony Pastor and she said she's very excited about the project.
“I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios,” said Serena Williams.
“They are developing some of the most inspiring and important content for a global audience.
“I have a lot of stories I’m eager to tell, including a continuation of my own, and I look forward to sharing those with the world.”
A press release from Amazon confirmed the partnership.
“Serena [Williams] will work with Amazon Studios to create scripted and unscripted television projects that will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
“[The projects will begin] with an untitled docuseries that follows her in both her professional and personal life,” the release added
The head of Amazon Studios, Jennifer Salke, said Williams is an inspiration to others.
"Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation,” Salke said.
“Admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well.
“We’re incredibly excited to share her journey in this new series, and to work with her to create new original content for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”
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