De­fend­ing Cham­pion

Aude­mars Piguet am­bas­sador Ser­ena Wil­liams se­cures another vic­tory

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Ser­ena Wil­liams is no stranger to the world, and the Amer­i­can pro­fes­sional ten­nis star has bagged another vic­tory un­der her belt in the lat­est Aus­tralia Grand Slam on 28th Jan­uary, Saturday. Down un­der, she has won seven ti­tles, in­clud­ing her first Grand Slam in New York in Septem­ber 1999. With the lat­est ac­co­lade, Serene Wil­liams has re­turned to be­ing the world’s num­ber one fe­male ten­nis pro­fes­sional ten­nis player.

The Aude­mars Piguet am­bas­sador per­fectly per­son­ify the brand phi­los­o­phy “To break the rules, you must first master them”. Ser­ena de­feated her sis­ter Venus in two sets, while break­ing the tie with St­effi Graf for the open-era record whilst play­ing with a rose gold Mil­lenary on the wrist dur­ing the Aus­tralian fort­night.

The Mil­lenary Hand-wound watch comes with small sec­onds, 18-carat pink gold case, 116 bril­liant-cut di­a­mond-set bezel and lugs, crown set with a pink cabo­chon

sap­phire as well as white mother-of-pearl off-cen­tred disc, pink gold hands and white al­li­ga­tor strap. Other no­table func­tions in­clude wa­ter-re­sis­tance up to 20m and a cal­i­bre 5201 – de­signed specif­i­cally for the watch’s oval shape and fem­i­nine style. The cal­i­bre is fully cus­tomised and op­er­ates at a fre­quency of three-Hertz, while con­tain­ing 157 parts and 19 jewels.

To cel­e­brate Ser­ena’s achieve­ments, Aude­mars Piguet filmed the 35-year old ten­nis cham­pion in stun­ning black and white set­ting while recit­ing a fa­mous poem from Rudyard Ki­pling “If”, with a slight twist at the end.

“If you can make one heap of all your win­nings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your begin­nings And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long af­ter they are gone,

And so hold on when there is noth­ing in you Ex­cept the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings – nor lose the com­mon touch, If nei­ther foes nor lov­ing friends can hurt you,

If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the un­for­giv­ing minute

With sixty sec­onds’ worth of dis­tance run,

Yours is the Earth and ev­ery­thing that’s in it,

And – which is more – you’ll be a Woman, Sis­ter.”

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