Woman Crush Wednesday: Serena Williams

She’s one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, she has commanded her sport for almost 2 decades, she is a mother and a wife, she is Serena Williams.

Serena Williams started playing tennis at a very young age. Her father, Richard Williams, started teaching Serena and her sister Venus Williams how to play tennis. Serena was only three years old. At an early age, the Williams sisters began learning from their father and other mentors. The Williams would eventually move to Florida so that the girls would be able to go to a Tennis Academy. The girls dominated early on in tennis. Serena would go on to be rank #1 in her age group at a young age. Eventually, their father decided to fully take over the development of his girls.

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Left: VenusWilliams ; Right: Serena Williams (Photo Credit: Tran World Sports via Youtube)

By the time Serena was 11 years old, she had already won 50 of the 52 tournaments she had been in. Her father in an interview with Trans World Sports back in 1992 stated that ” Serena plays angles better than any female or male tennis player he had ever seen.”

Serena’s fathers goal was to get his family out of the ghetto, while inspiring other kids to go after their dreams too.

Since Serena Williams early years, she has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 7 Australian Open Championships, 4 Gold Olympic Medals (Which she is tied with her sister Venus), 10-years as the #1 Women’s Tennis Player in the World.

On the Today show in early 2018, Serena revealed that she had life-threatening complications with her pregnancy after her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. was born. Serena had been dealing with blood clots for sometime, and the condition was controllable by medicine, but because she had to have a C-section, she could not take her medicine.

As feared, a blood clot had formed and caused major problems. Serena was bed ridden for almost six weeks.

Fast forward to today,

Her and her Daughter is healthy, Serena Williams is currently in pursuit of the U.S. Open. Her most recent match came in a victory over Karolina Pliskova Tuesday. If She continues to play the way she is playing she will most likely win the U.S. Open.

(Featured Photo Credit: Australian Open TV via Youtube)

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