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Being Serena

Being Serena

  • Premiered: 
    May 2, 2018
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Sports
  • Tags: tennis, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

BEING SERENA is a five-part documentary series that gives viewers unprecedented access to tennis icon Serena Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood and marriage, while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court. Viewers 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. 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 fiance, Alexis 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. Soon after, Williams and Ohanian wed in a stunning ceremony before family and friends in New Orleans on November 16. Williams is returning to the tennis circuit this spring to compete in her first Grand Slam event of the year at the French Open in late May. The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming services.
On Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, HBO premiered the finale of BEING SERENA. With the French Open approaching, Serena Williams' training intensifies in Europe as she continues to navigate the challenge of balancing tennis and her new family. Earlier in the day, Serena and Venus bested Aoyama & Kato 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the Round of 64 in Women's Doubles, one day after Serena beat Karolina Pliskova 7-6 (7-4), 6-4 in the Round of 128 in Women's Singles.