‘Starts ‘kicking’ her stomach – UFC star, who suffered a nasty forehead injury, is doing whatever it takes to pay a glorious tribute to Serena Williams

Recently at the US Open, American tennis legend Serena Williams announced that she lost in the third round. After that, many tennis players and other sports personalities paid homage to the great tennis player via social media.

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Recently, UFC fighter Gregory Rodrigues paid the ultimate tribute to the tennis legend by naming his unborn child “Serena.” Notably, Rodrigues recently attended UFC Vegas 60 where he made a fantastic comeback, beating Chidi Njokuani.

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Gregory Rodrigues talks about naming his daughter after Serena Williams

In a recent interview, Rodrigues praised Serena and said, (Serena) was the best of all time. I do think it’s a prophecy for my daughter too and she’s going to love the name. As soon as we say “Serena,” she starts “kicking” herself in the stomach.” (Translated with Google Translate)

Rodrigues also spoke about watching the Oscar-nominated film King Richard. My wife and I saw the Williams sisters film and it was great. When I was a child she was already playing and I tied myself up. Two black women exploding.” he continued.

It’s worth noting that Rodrigues suffered a horrific injury during his match against Chidi Njokuani at UFC Vegas 60. He smashed his forehead after Njokuani hit a knee. Miraculously, he made a great comeback in the match, knocking out Njokuani to claim the win.

Serena teased a return to tennis

earlier in August, Serena Williams wrote an essay in Vogue Magazine announcing that the US Open will be her last tournament. Later, in US OpenShe only managed to reach the third round and say goodbye to the tennis world.

Check out this story: Serena Williams once slammed ex-coach Patrick Mouratoglou for ruining her chance to make history at the US Open

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Since retiring from professional tennis, she has shifted her focus to her family and other businesses. She recently appeared on The Jimmy Fallon Show to promote her new children’s book. On that show, she teased that like Tom Brady, she would be making a U-turn in her retirement. She felt Brady started this trend and many players are following. Even Serena’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, jokingly blamed Brady for this trend.

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Though Serena hasn’t directly spoken out about returning to tennis, her recent statement leaves many fans hopeful. Some of them hope to see her at the Australian Open in 2023. Notably, Serena won her last Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open in 2017, which could be a lucky charm for her.

Will Serena return to tennis? Let us know in the comments.

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