Serena Williams Could Have Been a Veterinarian

In a Wall Street Journal profile, Serena Williams talks about what she might have done if she hadn’t started playing tennis.

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If Serena Williams hadn’t discovered tennis, she might have been a veterinarian. That’s according to a Wall Street Journal exclusive profile on the world-famous tennis player. They asked her where she would be right now if she hadn’t started playing tennis.

Williams replies:

“I think I would be in California … Maybe I would be married? Maybe I would have kids? I would like to believe I would. I would have probably gone into some kind of science. I love animals … Maybe I would have become a veterinarian.”

We have to ask: What would Serena Williams have specialized in? Small animals? Equines? Avian/exotic? Ask the real questions here, WSJ!

What do you think? If Serena Williams had become a veterinarian, do you think she would be as famous as say Dr. Evan Antin or any of the other popular vets? Let us know in the comments.

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