Get ready to be served: Serena Williams to host 2024 ESPYs

Thursday, 16 May 2024 at 02:30
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The 2024 ESPY Awards will see a familiar face return to the limelight, as WTA legend Serena Williams is set to host ESPN's annual awards ceremony this summer.
Since it's inception in 1993, the ESPY Awards have been used to recognize excellence in team and individual sports performance, among other charitable and special categories. This year's edition will take place July 11 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air live on television on ABC.
Former World N0.1 Serena Williams has been announced as host for the glamorous event, with the 23-time Grand Slam champion having won a total of a dozen ESPYs in her career. The American has been awarded as the Best Female Tennis Player 10 times and the Best Female Athlete twice in 2003 and 2013. She will be the fourth woman to host the ESPYs' televised show in its two-decade history.
“I couldn’t be more excited to host the ESPYs,” Williams said in a statement. “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."
The ESPYS will follow the July 10 premiere of "In the Arena: Serena Williams," an eight-part series that takes a look at the WTA icon's career. It will feature interviews with the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion herself and those closest to her.

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