Linda Hamilton, 62, once revealed how massive help from Serena Williams’ trainer changed the fate of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator

Before the start of the Australian Open in 2017, Serena Williams discovered that she was pregnant. Young Williams continued to play in the tournament. Additionally, she emerged victorious after defeating her older sister, Venus Williams in the final. After this tournament, Serena took a break from tennis. In September later that year, Serena gave birth to her daughter, Olympia.

During this period, Mackie Shilstone was Serena’s trainer. He was also instrumental in turning Linda Hamilton into the Terminator. The veteran actress once revealed how Serena’s pregnancy helped her transform into Sarah Connor.


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Serena Williams’ Pregnancy Helped Linda Hamilton’s Stunning Transformation

During an interview, Hamilton credited his trainer, Mackie Shilstone, for his incredible transformation for Terminator. Shilstone, who was Serena’s coach at the time, was available as the American legend took time off from tennis due to her pregnancy.

Veteran American tennis player. Serena Williams returns a ball during her match against. Belinda Bencic of Switzerland during the. National Bank opened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 10, 2022. REUTERS/Cole Burston

Speaking of which, Hamilton said, “I was working with a fantastic coach in New Orleans named Mackie Shilstone. He works with professional athletes, but I got a spot with him because Serena Williams was pregnant.


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Moreover, she added, “I bet Mackie Shilstone reads about two hours a day about how, scientifically, to get the most out of the older body. He works with young professional athletes, not 62-year-old women, but we worked really hard. There was pilates but there was also nutrition and physiotherapy.


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Roger Federer responds to Serena’s tribute

After the Swiss maestro announced his retirement, Serena paid tribute to him with a sweet post on social media. The American legend thanked him for inspiring her and many others during his illustrious career.

In response to this message, Federer said, “The Hopman Cup was one for the ages.” He was referring to the mixed doubles match at the 2019 edition of the tournament where Federer teamed with Belinda Bencic to defeat Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe.


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The Swiss team won the title that year, beating Germany in the summit clash.

Teresa E. Burton