Serena Williams will become the 4th woman to host ESPYS in July

Serena Williams will be making a comeback to the sports spotlight as she takes on the role of hosting The ESPYS in July.

Retired tennis superstar Serena Williams is set to make history as the fourth woman to host the ESPYS, an annual awards show that celebrates outstanding achievements in sports. The event, which will take place on July 11 at the prestigious Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, pays tribute to the best athletes, moments, and accomplishments of the past year. Williams, a remarkable 23-time major tournament winner, will undoubtedly bring her own unique flair and expertise to the role.

Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, and Russell Wilson joined forces to co-host the 2020 show. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held virtually. In 2018, Danica Patrick became the first woman to host the show on her own, just after her retirement from auto racing.

“This is truly a dream come true for me, something I’ve been longing to do for as long as I can remember,” expressed Williams in a heartfelt statement on Tuesday. “The past year has been nothing short of sensational for sports, particularly for female athletes. I am eagerly looking forward to the grand celebration of all the remarkable individuals on stage this coming July.”

Throughout her illustrious tennis career, Williams clinched an impressive tally of 12 ESPYS.

The ESPYS will be aired on July 10, following the premiere of “In the Arena: Serena Williams,” an eight-part series that chronicles her illustrious career and is being shown on ESPN+.

After the 2022 U.S. Open, Williams decided to retire and focus her attention on other endeavors. One of her recent ventures includes launching a makeup line, which was introduced to the market in April. Additionally, she has also established a venture capital firm that specifically invests in women and founders of color who are in the early stages of building their companies. In August, Williams became a mother for the second time and welcomed her second daughter into the world.

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