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Being Serena

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Being Serena is a five-part documentary series chronicling tennis icon Serena Williams at a pivotal moment in her personal and professional life. The documentary series will give viewers unprecedented access to Williams during her pregnancy, new motherhood and marriage, while documenting her journey back to supremacy on the court.

Viewers will experience her life from every angle as the intimate first-person show delves into her landmark career, family life and expanding role as a businesswoman and investor in the worlds of tech, fashion, fitness and philanthropy.


Episode Breakdown:

Episode #1
Debut: Monday, 29 October at 10pm on HBO
Serena Williams discovers she is pregnant before capturing her 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the 2017 Australian Open. From there, her world takes a dramatic turn as she puts competitive tennis aside in the months leading up to the birth of her first child.

Episode #2
Debut: Monday, 29 October at 10.25pm on HBO
Serena Williams gives birth to her daughter after an emergency C-section and reveals in gripping detail the life-threatening complications that followed her delivery. Seven weeks later, she returns to the practice court and slowly begins her comeback

Episode #3
Debut: Monday, 5 November at 10pm on HBO
Serena Williams marries Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans. She subsequently returns to the tennis court to play an exhibition match in Abu Dhabi and joins the U.S. Fed Cup team in North Carolina.

Episode #4
Debut: Monday, 5 November at 10.30pm on HBO
Superstar Serena Williams plays in her first tournaments since giving birth to her daughter, continuing to adjust to life as a mother.

Episode #5 (series finale)
Debut: Monday, 12 November at 10pm on HBO
With the French Open approaching, Serena Williams’ training intensifies in Europe as she continues to navigate the challenge of balancing tennis and her new family.

Being Serena debuts two episodes back-to-back Monday, 29 October at 10pm, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411 / 431 HD). New episodes premiere on subsequent Mondays at the same time. The series will also be available on HBO On Demand (via Astro Go).

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