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Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Lead Nike's Queens of the Future Event!

Serena Williams & Maria Sharapova Lead Nike's Queens of the Future Event!

Serena Williams strikes a pose on the court while attending Nike’s Queens of the Future event held on Tuesday (August 20) in New York City.

The 37-year-old tennis superstar was joined by Maria Sharapova as they showed out to usher in a new era of female tennis players alongside Naomi Osaka, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina.

The event was held to inspire the youth players from the New York Junior Tennis & Learning program and United States Tennis Association, and included a rotating round of queen of the court, and a quick doubles match.

“When you’re an athlete, there’s so much more than just doing your sport. There’s so much more that you’re involved with,” Maria Sharapova told W mag at the vent. “The inspiration aspect that you’re giving out to the world is on another level. Sometimes you don’t really acknowledge it because you want to be so present in what you do, but you also realize how you inspire so many young girls and boys to pick up the sport, to give it a chance, to learn from it, to mature from it. There’s so many lessons that you learn from sport in general, and tennis is such an individual sport, so a lot of the time you’re on your own. There’s really nothing like it in terms of education.”

That same evening, Serena Williams was spotted joining Gigi Hadid and her rumored boyfriend Tyler Cameron for dinner.


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