Tennis superstar Serena Williams is set to publish a memoir.
According to the Associated Press, Williams snagged a two-book deal with Random House Publishing Group, which will begin with the release of an "intimate memoir" that will delve into everything from her childhood to her historic career.
“For so long, all I was focused on was winning, and I never sat down to look back and reflect on my life and career," Williams said in a statement on Wednesday (October 18). "Over the last year, I’ve really enjoyed taking the time with my growing family to celebrate my accomplishments and explore my other passions. I couldn’t be at a more perfect place to be able to take on such a personal intimate project, and there’s no one I would rather do it with than the team at Random House.”
Williams' second book is set to be an "inspirational" work in which she will "offer rules for living that draw on her experiences as a philanthropist and advocate, her career as an investment unicorn with Serena Ventures, and someone who has long sought to lift a diverse and emergent generation of young women whose aspirations are not confined to the court," according to her publisher.
News of Williams' two-book deal comes after the tennis star announced that she was "evolving" away from the sport. She last played in the 2022 U.S. Open, where she clenched a second-round victory over No. 2-ranked Anett Kontaveit before losing in the third round to Ajla Tomljanovic.
In a press release on Wednesday, Random House said Williams' new memoir would be an “open-hearted exploration of the experiences that have shaped her life.” Williams will dive into "overcoming scrutiny and attacks in a predominantly white and male-dominated sport, navigating devastating losses on and off the court, falling in love with tech entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, celebrating body diversity, and expanding the confines of style in sports and pop culture, bringing awareness to maternal health disparities, and being a devoted mother to her daughters, Olympia and Adira."
The books are currently untitled, and release dates remain unknown.