‘I’m so frugal’ – Serena Williams was careful not to forget her roots despite her meteoric success

It was the 2009 Wimbledon Championships. Serena Williams faced off against her older sister, Venus Williams, in that tournament’s pinnacle match. The latter had a wonderful tournament and empathetically knocked out top seed Dinara Safina in the round of 16.

In the final, however, the younger Williams sister prevailed. Serena won her third title at Wimbledon. After raising the title, Serena revealed a useful life lesson from her parents.

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Serena Williams on spending wisely

During an interview, Serena opened up about her humble background growing up. she said, “I want to get a new car, but I’m not used to spending money. I’m tight, yes I’m so thrifty, you won’t believe it. When I was growing up, my mom and dad were so much, ‘Don’t be like the average athlete and have all this money and spend it all.’ And I always want something. I don’t want everything. I won’t buy a new car until I win something.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 07: Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her women’s singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on Day 13 of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

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Speaking about treating himself after winning the Wimbledon Championship, serena said “I know! And I didn’t treat myself then. Yeah, small, like an SUV. You know, everyone has an SUV these days.”

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Serena’s Wimbledon campaign ends in disappointment

Yesterday, the 23-time Grand Slam champion was eliminated from the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, losing to France’s Harmony Tan in a three-set thriller. In a match lasting three hours and eleven minutes on Center Court, Serena lost 7: 5, 1: 6, 7: 6 (7).

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 28, 2022 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her first round match against France’s Harmony Tan REUTERS/Matthew Childs

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The American legend will be disappointed not to have crossed the finish line after coming so close in her comeback match. Nonetheless, Serena will aim to come back stronger in the upcoming tournaments. In the second round of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships, Harmony Tan meets 32nd seeded Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.

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