Serena Williams To Host 2024 Espy Awards


The GOAT Serena Williams has been tapped to host the 2024 Espy Awards, set for July 10 on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The information was introduced Tuesday throughout Disney‘s Upfront presentation in New York City.

Williams, considered one of many best tennis gamers of all time, was ranked world No.1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks, together with a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks, and completed because the year-end No.1 5 instances. She received 23 main (Grand Slam) girls’s singles titles, probably the most within the Open Era, and the second-most of all time. She earned 14 doubles titles along with her sister Venus and two combined doubles titles. Williams retired in September 2022, strolling away with 73 singles titles and $94.8 million in prize earnings, per the WTA Tour.

Williams presently has a number of TV/movie initiatives within the works together with an ESPN docuseries, first introduced eventually 12 months’s Disney upfront. She most not too long ago voiced Yoga/Yvette on PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie and served as an government producer on the 2021 characteristic King Richard, starring and produced by Will Smith.

Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Argentina and Inter Miami soccer star Lionel Messi have been double winners eventually 12 months’s Espy Awards. Mahomes was named Best Athlete, Men’s Sports, and Best NFL Player and his Chiefs received the ESPY for Best Team. Messi received for Best Soccer Player and Best Championship Performance, the latter for main Argentina to his first World Cup championship in 2022. Other 2023 Espy winners included U.S. ski champion Mikaela Shiffrin, L.A. Lakers star LeBron James and then-Los Angeles Angels and present L.A. Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani.

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