Serena Williams is undeniably one of the greatest athlete’s of all-time; regardless of gender or sport. Williams has habitually stepped on the tennis court and showed the world what it truly means to compete. Yesterday, Williams silenced naysayers and foes who thought that she would be unable to claim a grand slam title this calendar year when she won the US Open Championship. That win, helped Serena further etch her name in the history books. Currently, the polished tennis star has three consecutive US Open title wins, six US Open titles, and a combined total of 18 grand slams. There are only two other women in the history of the open era who sit in that elusive group with her, Martina Navratilova and Chris Everett. Surely, Serena will focus her sights on furthering her grand slam wins and evening Steffi Graff who holds the most titles at 22.
Williams win on yesterday reminds us all that no matter where we come from, we are able to accomplish the very things that people would disparage us from trying.
In the words of Serena, “Come on!” Never give up on the things dearest to your heart. Your story may inspire someone else, just as Serena is inspiring so many lives.