Tennis Legend Serena Williams To Host 2024 ESPYs In July

Tennis Legend Serena Williams To Host 2024 ESPYs In July

by Nurein Ahmed

Serena Williams may be retired from tennis, but she is busier than ever as she is set to return to the sporting limelight.

Earlier this week, Williams was named as the host of the 2024 ESPYs, which is the acronym that stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly.

It is the annual awards show created by ESPN in 1993 to honor the best athletes in individual and team sports and top performances of the previous year among other special categories.

The 32nd of this ceremony is pencilled to take place in July 11th from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be broadcasted on live televion on ABC. The legendary American will become just the fourth woman to host the show and the second overall to do it solo.

In a statement, the 23-time Grand slam champion called it a "dream come true" moment to be tasked with the honor of hosting the ESPYs for the first time and is looking ahead to celebrate an "unprecedented" year for women athletes.

"I couldn’t be more excited to host the ESPYs. 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."

Serena Williams said in a statement

It's not by accident that Williams was given this resposibility. She has graced this stage before as one of the most decorated athletes not just in tennis but in all sports.

The 42-year-old mother-of-two was previously named Best Female Tennis Player ten times and took home the prestigious Best Female Athlete award in 2003 and 2013.

WTA players who recently won an award at the ESPYs include four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka (2021) and British tennis star Emma Raducanu (2022).


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