“She was in this wave of controversy and I asked her to come”

Andy Roddick and Serena Williams filmed a Lip Sync Battle in combination in 2018. In a 2021 podcast, Roddick divulged the main points of the way it all went down.

Speaking about Williams’ marvel cameo, he mentioned that he wasn’t probably the most comfy doing the lip-sync fight, so when he was approached for the gig, he asked Williams if she was to be had for doing one thing “fun”.

“One of our friends, the host of the show, made someone cancel and were like, we need a favor and we owe them like 70,000 favors. Doing that thing is like my nightmare, so I talked to Serena and I said, if you’re bored and around, you know, we could do something fun,” he published.

The former American males’s World No. 1 additional published that the episode, which was televised in 2019, was in reality filmed in 2018, only some days after the Williams – Naomi Osaka US Open controversy, which noticed the 23-time Grand Slam winner have a heated argument with the chair umpire and the Japanese participant in tears after successful her first Major name.

“So, they actually filmed that episode six days after the Osaka meltdown at the US Open, ya. But they showed it like six months later. So, she’s in like this wave of controversy and I asked her to come to this stupid little show. But like, the effect of the crowd, right? That (the controversy) was kind of the main thing in the news for weeks afterwards, right? And typical with anything (to do) with Serena, they have to nitpick every little thing,” he mentioned.

Roddick remembered that the group wasn’t mindful that she was going to take part, and amidst the controversy, Serena Williams confirmed up as promised and lit up where.

“So, six days later (this all happens). She [Serena Williams] walks out and the crowd doesn’t know she’s going to be on the show. The place just falls apart. It was cool, and it’s like, you realize in those moments, like I’m a tennis player on a show like that (but) Serena is like a cultural staple. Like it’s just, it’s a different effect outside of our little tennis bubble. To kind of see that up close in the middle of like, one of these mini controversies, where, she said she’d do it, so she showed up. It was cool of her,” he admitted.

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“She was busy but made the effort to come” – Andy Roddick on Serena Williams visiting him after delivery of his first kid

Andy Roddick and Serena Williams have known each other since they were youngpublished that Serena Williams took day out of her busy agenda to pay him a seek advice from after he had his first kid with spouse Brooklyn Decker.

“When we had our first child, Hank, and Serena was just in Austin when we were living there at the time, and she goes, ‘I want to come meet the baby!’ And we live way out of town, she was busy but made the effort to come out, and so little things like that,” he remarked.

Roddick and Williams have recognized each and every different since they have been younger. The duo used to educate in combination at Rick Macci’s tennis academy in Florida.



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