Tennis legend, Serena Williams, has been baptised as a Jehovah’s Witness.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion was baptized on Sunday as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Sunday, heralding a religious shift and monumental moment for the recently retired tennis great.

The baptism took place at the Jehovah’s Witness Assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Serena who announced her exit from the court last year September had earlier expressed her desire to focus on her family and faith after quitting the game.

She is renowned for her outstanding achievement in her career that spanned over two decades-winning 23 grand slam titles, the most by any player in the open era and second-most of all time.

“Being a Jehovah’s Witness is important to me, but I’ve never really practiced it and have been wanting to get into it.” – Serena had said in an interview