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Serena Williams thinks a few of her trophies may have been stolen: ‘Is that where one of my Wimbledon trophies went?’

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Tennis icon Serena Williams joined The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday from Australia, where she’s preparing for the Australian Open.

 

 

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Williams will be looking to tie Margaret Court’s record of 24 career Grand Slam singles titles, the most in tennis history by a man or woman. When asked where she keeps the 23 Grand Slam trophies she has already won, Williams said that some are at her coach’s house in France and some are at her house, then revealed that some may have actually gone missing.

“I think one or two or three are missing or have been taken,” Williams said. “Honestly, I feel like I had a house party years ago and someone got a little too happy at it, and, like — I don’t know, but I always wonder, ‘Wait, is that where one of my Wimbledon trophies went?’ But fortunately enough I’m not attached. I’m not really attached to things.”

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Williams won her first Grand Slam at the 1999 U.S. Open just weeks before her 18th birthday, and she spoke about where she kept that trophy and why.

“My first Grand Slam I actually left at my dad’s house at the time,” Williams said, “and I said, ‘You keep it because I’m going to get another one.’ That was the U.S. Open. Of course, I was able to get another one.”

As for the missing trophies, Williams informed Colbert that winners don’t get to take home the actual tournament trophy.

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“You don’t get to keep it at all, they give you a replica. So when I first started playing, they gave you a really small replica, and now they give you a bigger replica. So I’m like, ‘Can I trade in my small replica for the bigger ones?’” Williams said. “It’s cool, nonetheless. It’s really cool. So you don’t get the real deal, you get a replica.”

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Daddy duties! Roger Federer pushes a stroller as he takes his TWO sets of twins out for the day in Brisbane

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He’s widely considered the world’s finest tennis player with a string of Grand Slam titles under his belt.

But Roger Federer was like any other father as he doted on his brood on Saturday, pushing his youngest son in a stroller as he took his two sets of twins out in Brisbane.

The 34-year-old cut a low-key figure as he enjoyed a stroll with his children, keeping his face hidden beneath some sunglasses and a hat.

His six-year-old twin daughters, Charlene and Myla, held on to each of their brother’s strollers.

The family was joined by a female companion who pushed along the other boy’s pram.

It is not known whether Mirka, the children’s mother and Roger’s wife of six years, was in the city at the time

Roger is preparing to take part in the Brisbane International, with the former Wimbledon champion among players to participate in the Men’s Singles category.

On Sunday he will be among stars to entertain children at the tournament’s kids’ day.

Federer and his wife welcomed their youngest sons, Lenny and Leo, in 2014. At the time the World Number Three took to Twitter to share the happy news.

‘Mirka and I are so incredibly happy to share that Leo and Lenny were born this evening!’ he said, adding the hashtags ‘twins again’ and ‘miracle’.

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Becky Lynch Drives Lana To Tears In Video

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The ravishing Russian, Lana had strong words of praise for ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch during a recent interview with TalkSport.

 

 

During the interview, Lana discussed how the former WWE Raw Women’s Champion moved her to tears and how she helped Lana during their time together in the WWE.

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She told the outlet: “Becky has helped me a lot. That would be someone that probably people don’t know about because of characters, storylines etc. But man, I have learned so much from Becky! I think partly, before The Man started, at live events she would be in the match and taking heat and I would be learning from her. She was so tough on me. But man, if she wasn’t tough, I wouldn’t be where I am right now. She was so tough [laughs] she would always be like ‘toughen up!’ and this and that.

Lana continued: “And now, I get texts from her saying ‘I’m so proud of you.’ She texts me every single week. I’m so thankful for that because when this whole pandemic started, I remember being so discouraged and I remember her telling me ‘you’re so strong. You’re such a strong woman. Now you’ve got to be who you are. Keep on carrying this, keep working hard, harder than anyone else so we can bring the people back that we love so much’ – and I remember those words [begins to cry].

Lana concluded: “I’m sorry. I just remember when she was like ‘you’ve got to be the strong woman that you are’ – those words helped me not to give up, you know? Hearing Becky say that about me. Every single day I start my morning like ‘I’m strong, I’m resilient I’m durable – I’m going to keep going.’ I just think it’s so important the words that we use to people and that’s such a great example of Becky giving me hope. Her texts and guidance every single week is just… I’m so thankful.

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Coach’s bombshell theory on Serena Williams retirement

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Serena Williams is not done with tennis and won’t retire from the sport until she wins another grand slam, according to her coach.

 

 

Speculation has swirled over the last week that this year’s Australian Open campaign was Williams’ last, and that her retirement from the sport was imminent.

Serena waved a long and emotional goodbye to fans at Melbourne Park after being eliminated by eventual champion Naomi Osaka in the semi-finals, before leaving her press conference in tears a short time later.

Many tennis fans and experts took it as a sign that the 39-year-old was on the verge of announcing her retirement from the sport, something the American insisted she wouldn’t reveal even if she was.

Commentator Sam Smith said she’d never seen Williams break down like she did in her press conference and insisted that “she won’t be back” to Melbourne Park.

However, the 23-time grand slam champion’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou has offered Aussie tennis fans a glimmer of hope that the popular champion will return.

Mouratoglou – who has coached Williams since 2012 – says he can’t see the 39-year-old calling time on her career until she wins that elusive 24th major title to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record.

“I don’t think she will stop until she at least wins a grand slam, because she came back to win Grand Slams,” Mouratoglou told People, referring to the American’s comeback after giving birth to daughter Alexis in 2017.

“She doesn’t quit,” he added.

Serena’s coach says he understands why the American – who turns 40 later this year – would be loathe to contemplate, let alone discuss retirement from a sport she has dedicated her whole life to.

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“I don’t think she planned [retirement] for this certain moment. She’s dedicated all her life to tennis since she was a kid,” Mouratoglou says.

“So the day she will retire, she will feel like she’s giving an end to 40 years of a life.”

“It’s something that is difficult to measure for people.

“That’s why it’s very sensitive. That’s why it’s very emotional for her. I completely get it.”

The American’s coach says her “exceptional” mentality and impossibly high standards fill him with every confidence that Williams can claim that record-equalling grand slam title, before she hangs up the racquet.

“I have to believe it and she has to believe it, too. If she [doesn’t], she would stop.

“After all she’s achieved in her career, at her age, having a baby for the first time, having a family — it was an incredible effort to come back to tennis,” the coach tells PEOPLE.

“Unbelievable effort. Mental effort, physical effort, so many hours to get back in shape. She would never even start that if she didn’t think she was able to win a grand slam.

“That’s how Serena is really exceptional. She puts the standards so high for herself, and she finds a way to match those standards, whatever she does.”

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