Serena Williams Grabs the Spotlight After Roger Federer at Tribeca To Share Exciting Tidbits About ESPN Documentary

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From the tennis arenas to the pinnacle of their careers, Roger Federer and Serena Williams are hitting all the right notes. While the Swiss legend’s documentary, ‘Federer: Twelve Final Days’, that will be out on Amazon Prime on June 20th is eagerly awaited, the Tribeca Film Festival has already had the first glimpse. Just like the two retired in the same year, news of their epic documentaries has also arrived at nearly the same time!

Recently, Serena Williams shared the exciting news about having her docuseries being showcased there under the TV category. In a Tiktok video, she stated, “I’m in New York, and I’m here for the Tribeca Film Festival, which is really cool because I have this film called Serena the Arena, and it talks about some of my Grand Slam wins.” 

Margaret Court is the only WTA player to have more Grand Slams than the American at 24, who changed the course of the sport in the country. We have all seen the shouts of victory and the jumping in joy on the court. But as the 23-time Grand Slam champion states on her TikTok, “But kind of like behind the scenes of it. So like for instance, you know, when I first won the open a long time ago like it was just talking about things that was going through my mind. It’s so weird. I actually knew I was going to win, it’s really interesting.” 

However, in the feature film category, Roger Federer’s documentary has become well-known. The renowned tennis player discusses his choice to quit after a famous career spanning decades in this personal and insightful film.

The documentary, which was co-directed by Asif Kapadia and Joe Sabia, follows Roger Federer during his final practice sessions before his farewell match, the 2022 Laver Cup. It offers a unique window into the character and way of thinking of one of the greatest sportsmen in history. Federer is commemorating his achievements to the game of tennis and beyond this year, along with another tennis icon whose life narrative is making waves at film festivals.

In addition to her documentary, ESPN has confirmed that Serena Williams will host the 2024 ESPYs on July 11. However, this opportunity is yet another turning point in the tennis legend’s career and highlights her adaptability off the field.

Serena Williams to take on a new role for the 2024 ESPYs

Williams will take up the position of host for the July 11 ESPYs, ESPN’s yearly awards program. This important presenting role is scheduled to debut the day following the first installment of her eight-part documentary series, “In the Arena: Serena Williams.”

She stated, “I couldn’t be more excited to host The ESPYS. This is a dream come true for me, and something I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. It has been a sensational year for sports and an unprecedented one for female athletes. I can’t wait to celebrate everyone on-stage in July.” 

In the thirty-year history of the ESPYs, this year’s presentation will be hosted by an athlete for the eighth time. Serena Williams will take up this esteemed position in 2022, succeeding Golden State Warriors player Stephen Curry as the show’s host. Williams’ hosting of the ESPYs is a testament to her ongoing influence and leadership in the sports industry as a trailblazer in her sport and a global icon.

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