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Tennis star Serena Williams builds a school in Jamaica

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serena-williams-builds-school-in-jamaica.jpgJamaica looks set to benefit from a visit by tennis queen Serena Williams in more ways than one, with the sports star rolling up her sleeves and whipping out her chequebook to help build a school on the island.

ESPN reports that the project is funded through the 34-year-old sports icon's foundation in partnership with Helping Hands Jamaica to help build the Salt Marsh Primary School.

Apart from assisting with funding, the tennis ace is getting hands-on and doing some of the manual work herself, moreover.

On Tuesday she shared a short video on Instagram showing herself clad in an "I built a school with Serena" T-shirt and wearing goggles, gloves and a tool belt while painting a door at the new school.


The charitable work comes amidst some well-deserved downtime in Jamaica following the American champion's surprise defeat at the Australian Open last month.

Williams, who has won 21 Grand Slam titles, is chilling out on vacation at a luxury beachfront villa in Old Fort Bay near Ocho Rios, according to celebrity website TMZ.

Her US$20,000-a-week, three-acre vacation rental boasts a 10,000 square foot home with seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a thatched roof gazebo and outdoor bar, as well as the convenience of a nearby helipad.

The plush property also comes with a full complement of staff, including a butler, a chef and assistant-cook, housekeepers, a laundress, a gardener, and a pool and beach man.

Fit for a sports queen, the palatial getaway also comes with a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, a putting green, gym, massage room, kayaks and other watersports equipment

The oceanfront villa would not be complete without its clay tennis court, enabling Williams to maintain her winning form.

Reggae Sumfest 2018


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