That Serena Williams is one of the most important athletes of our time is often overlooked in my opinion. The fact that she is a Black woman who is all about her game is enough to get me off my seat and do my happy dance.
In the latest greatest achievement by the amazing tennis player, she won the French open in three sets 6-3, 6-7, 6 -2, beating the Czech Republic’s Lucie Šafářová. Although it wasn’t a clean sweep, Williams was clearly the better player throughout the entire game, and it came as little surprise to people watching the game that she ended up with the win.
It was however not an easy win for Williams as she narrowly lost the second set to Šafářová, giving her opponent a bit of hope. But the third set proved to be a relatively simple victory for Williams.
This brings Williams her 20th major grand slam title, making her only two short of the all-time record of 22, which is currently held by Germany’s Steffi Graph.
At 33, we’d say that Williams has a couple more years in her to not only equal that record but set a new one by a few titles. For now, congrats Serena, keep making us proud!
[NewsOne Editor’s Note: Serena tweeted about her victory, emphasizing the importance of believing in dreams and thanking her fans. See below.]
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