Serena Williams documentary series: When is it released? How to watch the Amazon Prime Video show

23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams is making a documentary series about her personal and professional life for Amazon Prime Video.

By Alex Fletcher Published: 14 April 2021 - 4.39pm
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Serena Williams is the latest sporting legend to sign a deal with Amazon Prime Video, with their first collaboration seeing the tennis star allowing cameras to record her personal and professional life for the first time.

The 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion has begun working on a documentary series which will give fans a closer look at how the incredible athlete became the greatest player of her era.

Here is everything you need to know…

What is the Serena Williams documentary series about?

Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, confirmed that the series would highlight Williams' achievements on and off the tennis court.

“Serena has transformed her sport and become one of the most inspiring athletes, entrepreneurs and women of her generation, admired not only for her unmatched prowess on the court but for her dedication to advocacy as well," she said.

“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.”

Williams said that the show would give her an opportunity to share her life stories with fans, including her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

“I’m very excited to be partnering with Amazon Studios – 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,” she said.

Serena Williams on the red carpet in 2019 Getty

Celebrating the tennis icon’s achievements, Prime Video said:

The greatest athlete and tennis player of the Open Era and most prized WTA player of all time, Serena has overcome insurmountable odds to win a title in all four grand slam tournaments, 73 singles and 23 doubles championships, and gold medals at the 2000 (doubles), 2008 (doubles), and 2012 (singles and doubles) Olympics.

Off the court, Serena has become well-recognised in the business, entertainment and fashion space, adding S by Serena clothing line and Serena Ventures to her brand. Serena is also deeply committed to philanthropic causes, supporting organisations such as the Yetunde Price Resource Center, launching in 2018 in Compton, CA, honouring the life and memory of her oldest sister, by ensuring those affected by trauma have the necessary resources to persevere.

Her greatness on and off the court solidifies her as one of the most iconic names and faces in the world.

How to watch the Serena Williams documentary series

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Amazon Studios has signed a first-look TV deal with Serena Williams, which means she will produce scripted and unscripted series exclusively for Amazon Prime Video.

The first show will be a documentary series following Williams at home and on the tennis court.

When is the Serena Williams documentary series released?

A release date hasn’t been confirmed by Prime Video.

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