"I told Zendaya...listen, is there more?" - Serena Williams gives her take on Challengers movie

Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at 05:30
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Although many tennis fans are divided on the new tennis-based movie; Challengers, WTA legend Serena Williams considers the Hollywood endeavor to be a hit.
Challengers features Hollywood star Zendaya, who plays a retired tennis pro bent on catapulting her husband, who is also a tennis player, to superstardom. The film has received mixed reviews, achieving commercial success but failing to impress avid tennis fans.

Williams approves of movie dynamics

In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Williams delivered her verdict on the film. The 23-time Grand Slam champion stated she enjoyed the movie, but was not satisfied with the ending.
"I thought it was good!" said Williams. "I wanted there to be more of an ending. I told Zendaya, 'Listen, is there more? Like, I want more. Did they win?' I don’t want to give away the ending."
Furthermore, the former World No.1 said she enjoyed the interpersonal dynamics, highlighting the movie's accuracy when compared to actual tennis players on tour.
"I thought it was pretty accurate," admitted Williams. "Sometimes you can become really connected to whoever you’re with, or “codependent” is a better word. I feel like I was codependent with Venus. So I actually felt like there was so much accuracy in there about things that we don’t think about as tennis players or even talk about as tennis players. There’s definitely a lot of co-depending. You can also be a loner in tennis, so I don’t know. ... I liked the movie. That’s all I can say."

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