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Discovery Plus inspires Indian audiences with Emmy nominated sports docu-series “Being Serena”

The five-episode documentary series produced by HBO Sports.

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MUMBAI:  Discovery Plus, a real-life entertainment streaming app hits an ace with its latest Emmy nominated sports docu-series that follows pivotal moments in the life of former world Number one Tennis champion, Serena Williams. Titled Being Serena, the five-episode documentary series produced by HBO Sports and IMG’s Original Content showcases game-changing moments in her professional and personal life, tracking her pregnancy, motherhood, comeback and more. The India-exclusive launch of this unique, first-person account starts 17 November, thus further expanding the range of sports offerings on Discovery Plus.

Serena Williams’ success story goes well beyond her 23 singles women’s grand slam titles, 39 grand slams overall and four Olympic Gold Medals. Since her return to the court after embracing motherhood, Serena rose to dominance once again, qualifying for four grand slam finals between 2018 and 2019. While not serving in the court, Serena supports minorities and women by funding their businesses through her VC Serena Ventures.

Serena Williams said, “Being Serena is very close to my heart – it captured my life during some of the most unforgettable and challenging moments in a really honest way. For me, Being Serena is a tribute to all of the women who have gotten back to work – or in my case back on the court – after becoming a mother. I am excited that my fans in India will have a chance to see my story.”

Discovery APAC Digital Head Issac John said, “Serena Williams is not only an extraordinarily talented sporting hero, but she has also lived an exemplary life off the court, making her a true role model. One doesn’t have to be a tennis fan to be awed by her incredible resilience and grit and we are delighted to provide Indian audiences with this never-seen-before access into the life and the journey of a living legend.”

Apart from her grand slam success, the women’s tennis legend has also been bestowed with many awards due to her sheer dominance in the world of women’s tennis which include Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year honours in 2015 and a four-time awardee of the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, first in 2002 and most recently in 2015.

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