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Why Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ Reminds Serena Williams of Roger Federer

Serena Williams shared her opinion on ‘Challengers,’ noting that two of the film’s characters remind her of Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka Federer

In a review of the movie for Vogue, which was published on Friday, April 26, Williams, 42, opened up about seeing the real world of competitive tennis reflected in the story of Zendaya’s character, Tashi, and the two men in her life, Art ( Mike Faist) and Patrick ( Josh O’Connor). After a storied career that included 23 Grand Slam titles and four Olympic gold medals, she officially retired from tennis in 2022 to spend more time with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their daughter, Olympia, now 6. In April, she broke into the world of cosmetics with Wyn Beauty — a makeup brand that promises to offer products that will allow athletes to serve face amid the most taxing conditions.

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