I’ll mark this post as my first official BLACK HISTORY post of 2015.
Serena Williams now has19 Grand Slam titles under her belt. She had been tied with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova at 18 each. Her win yesterday over Maria Sharapova in the Women’s Final of the 2015 Australian Open marks her 6th win there. It is always so interesting watching her play. The loud grunts/screams are a distraction to some but nonetheless seems par for the course nowadays. Serena not only was a hit on the court with her outfit, she was also a big hit with her winning speech afterwards: “Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit and support. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on court with a ball, a racquet and hope, that’s all I had. And it’s an inspiration for you guys who want to be the best – you can be, never give up and you don’t know who you can inspire.”
She has and continue to inspire hope in millions around the world. Hopefully there’ll be many more opportunities to report on her winning ways. Serena will definitely go down in history as one of the greatest, if not the greatest women tennis players of all time!