American tennis star would like a show on her life to be performed on Broadway
Singapore: Serena Williams said she'd like to see a musical of her life performed on Broadway after she reached the WTA Finals title match following a strong dose of drama and Mariah Carey.
Serena Williams at the draw ceremony prior to the start of the WTA Finals at Singapore Sports Hub on October 18. Pic/Getty Images
Williams said rather than follow retired Chinese star Li Na, whose story reportedly has film-makers interested, she would prefer "not (to) take it too serious". "Absolutely.
That's a great idea," she told reporters on Saturday after beating Caroline Wozniacki in the semi-finals, when asked if a musical would be a good medium for her life story.
"On Broadway, too. It should just be on Broadway. I think that's a better idea. Not take it too serious." Williams described Friday night as "like a drama on Netflix" when her fate hinged on Simona Halep's group match against Ana Ivanovic.
But Halep won the solitary set Williams needed to go through. "It's too stressful for me. That was like a drama on Netflix, and I don't like or watch dramas," Williams said.
But she later posted selfies of herself with Wozniacki and Carey at the American singer's gala concert, which took place next door to the tournament venue in Singapore on Friday.
Asked for marks out of 10 for the Singapore event, she said: "My first album I ever got in my life was Mariah Carey, so the fact that they provided tickets to Mariah Carey, I give it an 11."