A single-line message from Serena Williams has proven enough to drive her fans on social media into a frenzy, showing once again why she is the most popular tennis player on the face of the planet.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s latest Instagram post, where she announced to her fans that something huge was on the cards, has since led to widespread speculation about her tennis future.
Although the former World No. 1 made no such allusions, users on Twitter have read between the lines and are unshakable in the belief that she will be granted a wildcard for the 2022 Wimbledon Championships shortly.
It could simply be wishful thinking on their part, seeing as the 40-year-old hasn’t played any competitive tennis since last year’s Wimbledon. Williams is still recovering from the hamstring injury she sustained in her opener at the tournament, and has missed the last three Grand Slams on the trot.
A few fans chose to remain cautiously optimistic, pointing out that the tease could turn out to be about her clothing line or another line of NFTs. Others, meanwhile, have also speculated that it could be a pregnancy announcement. But for the most part, the wildcard for Wimbledon is at the very top of the list when it comes to what fans think the impending announcement could be.
“I see green, I know this is a Wimbledon hint,” one fan declared.
“Forget 24. This is about baby 2,” another account predicted
“Read the caption and THINK. Bananas are what? Yellow. Also the color of the dress [Serena Williams] wore when she won her first GS, so she’s nostalgic and reminiscent of the times she won a slam. A lot of green behind her – why is that? Green grass courts = Wimbledon 2022 = 24! = SHE’S COMING,” one user wrote.
“Serena is heavily teasing her wimbledon participation… this teasing is so much fun like it’s so much better than Patrick’s corny academy promos where she looks miserable practicing. Serena’s new formula will gift her the next Slam,” a fan tweeted.