Plot thickens for versatile Serena

Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:56pm EDT
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By Paul Majendie

LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams spent less than an hour blasting her way into the third round at Wimbledon on Wednesday. That left plenty of time to work on her TV script.

Serena has been a fashion designer, actress and now it seems a writer as well. It is a miracle the American has managed to cram 10 grand slam titles into her busy schedule.

Sister Venus gave Serena a "How To" book on script-writing. It has clearly paid dividends.

After breezing past Australian Jarmila Groth on Court One, Serena, twice a Wimbledon women's singles winner, revealed:

"I'm writing my script. You'll be excited to know I wrote three parts already. I call it my treatment."

"I just love to write. Hopefully, it will be good," she said, eager to follow up script-writing after making a cameo acting appearance in the TV medical drama ER.

So what is the script all about?

"It's a mixture between some of my favorite shows like Desperate Housewives, Sex in the City and actually Family Guy. It's kind of those put together in one, if you can imagine."   Continued...