WATCH: Tennis legend Serena Williams got baptized at Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in Florida

Williams has been raised as a Jehovah's Witness.


WATCH: Tennis legend Serena Williams got baptized at Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in Florida

Screenshot of Serena Williams being baptised (Image via: @RealMoshudKarim/X)

A video from earlier this year, in January, shows 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams being baptized at the Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida, about a year and a half after her retirement. The American tennis legend has been open about her faith and has expressed her willingness to explore the spiritual side of life earlier.

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Being a Jehovah's Witness is important to me, but I've never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it
 Williams said back in 2017, speaking to Vogue.

Williams was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, and she often thanks Jehovah after winning matches. Here’s a clip of the event:

Earlier Williams had explained that she and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, didn’t celebrate the birthday of her daughter Olympia owing to her faith.

We don’t do it because we are Jehovah’s Witnesses. 
Serena explained at a press conference in 2017.

Birthday celebrations are only one aspect of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ religious practices. In accordance with the precepts of their faith, they also choose not to observe other widely recognized worldwide holidays, such as Christmas and Easter.

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Serena had earlier praised Alexis for supporting her in following her faith even though he didn’t go to church growing up.

He puts my needs first. 
Serena remarked in an interview with Vogue.

Serena William’s sister Venus Williams talks about the positive changes brought to her life by her faith in Jehovah’s Witness

On her YouTube channel, Venus Williams said that she owed her success to her belief in Jehovah’s Witness while answering a question from a fan. Replying to a question on how she juggled being a Christian, a Jehovah’s Witness, and famous, Venus replied:

Your life is about what you believe in. For me my beliefs come first that guides me in my life. Help me in making right decision.
Venus Williams (Image via Clive Brunskill)

she added

And when I get off to that then little more challenging. So it’s easy when you believe in something. It makes you happy and you see a positive effect in your life.

The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion credited her faith for helping her recover from setbacks, saying that it helped her start again after mistakes. 

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