Serena Williams achieves yet another milestone as she becomes the 4th woman in history to host ESPYs in July this year

The American legend won 12 awards during her career.


Serena Williams achieves yet another milestone as she becomes the 4th woman in history to host ESPYs in July this year

Serena Williams (Image via Imago)

Women’s tennis legend Serena Williams is in no mood to stay put, even after retirement. She loves achieving milestones, and it is time for one more for the American legend. Williams is all set to achieve a historic feat as she gets ready to host the ESPYs awards in July this year. She will become the fourth woman in history to host the prestigious award.

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The American legend, who herself won 12 ESPYs during her illustrious career, will now be hosting the prestigious event in July 2024. The ESPYS will follow the July 10 premiere of “In the Arena: Serena Williams,” an eight-part series chronicling her career that airs on ESPN+.

Williams shared her feelings about this monumental feat for her. The 43-year-old said that she is excited to honor the achievers from the past year.

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 onstage in July.
Serena Williams said in a satement. (H/T: ESPN)

Notably, Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and Russell Wilson co-hosted the 2020 show, which was virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Danica Patrick was the first woman to host solo in 2018, soon after her retirement from auto racing.

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Serena Williams dominated the ESPYs during her career

Just like any other award, Serena Williams dominated the ESPYs as well. She swept away the Best Female Tennis Player award almost every time she was nominated. Williams also won the Best Female Athlete award a few times.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams (Via Imago)

The American tennis legend last won this ward in 2019. In 2022, Britain’s Emma Raducanu won the award for Best Female Tennis Player while Naomi Osaka won it in 2021. This year, Iga Swiatek looks set to sweep away with the award considering her performance in the 2023 season.

The Polish ace won the French Open and then ended the season with the WTA Finals title in Cancun. She also finished as the World No. 1 player and got back her throne soon after she lost it to Aryna Sabalenka. In the men’s category, Novak Djokovic might pip everyone for the fact that he won three of the four Grand Slam titles.

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