Serena Williams Shares a Glimpse into Her Post-Tennis Life — and It Involves Moana and Lots of Sleep

Serena Williams shares cozy photo wrapped in Moana blanket after final match

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Serena Williams is taking some well-deserved rest.

After playing the final match of her longtime tennis career on Friday, Williams, 40, shared an update on how her weekend is going — and that includes a comfortable bed and a moana blanket.

On Monday morning, the 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a photo on Instagram of him falling asleep on his bed.

“how was your weekend?” He asked his fans. “It was mine …”

In the comments, fans and celebrities lauded Williams for her choice of weekend activities and for her career as a whole.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 02: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays against Ajla Tomlijanovic of Australia during her Women's Singles Third Round match on Day 5 of the 2022 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 02, 2022 reacted.  The Flushing neighborhood of the Queens Borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 02: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays against Ajla Tomlijanovic of Australia during her Women’s Singles Third Round match on Day 5 of the 2022 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 02, 2022 reacted. The Flushing neighborhood of the Queens Borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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“If there’s anyone who deserves a rest, it’s you!!!! Thank you for everything!” read a comment.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who composed the music moanareplied with a quote from the film’s song “I’m Moana”.

“‘I’ve got us where we are. I’ve traveled onward. I’m everything I’ve learned and so much more. Still, it calls me…'” he said before adding, ” Relax, winner. You earned it beyond that. New adventures await! -LMM”

Williams lost in the third round of the US Open on Friday, and now considers herself in retirement after 23 years of first playing in the tournament. A month ago, she had announced that she was “taking off tennis” after playing in the 2022 edition of the tournament.

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But after taking to the court last week and playing better than expected, Williams, ranked second in the world on Wednesday, shrugged off questions about whether it would really be the end of his professional career.

“I’ve been very vague about it, haven’t I?” She said on Monday after her first win at the Open. “I’m going to remain unclear because you never know.”

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However, on Friday, after losing in the third round, Williams was more certain when asked if she would play in another tournament.

“I don’t think so, but you never know. I don’t know.”

After the match, Williams said kind words to her sister Venus Williams. After thanking her parents, Williams said, “I wouldn’t be Serena if it weren’t for Venus, so thank you, Venus. She’s the only reason Serena Williams ever existed.”

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