Ser­ena the le­gend

The Star Early Edition - - OPINION & ANALYSIS -

TO WATCH Ser­ena Wil­liams play is to watch his­tory un­fold right in front of your eyes. She’s black ex­cel­lence per­son­i­fied. De­spite racial and sex­ist prej­u­dice, the queen of ten­nis has made us proud each time she takes to the court.

But now she has made us even more proud. She’s the first black woman in his­tory to achieve 23 Grand Slam ti­tles, just one be­hind Mar­garet Court, the star of the 70s. This is no mean feat and no doubt makes Ser­ena the great­est of all time.

And we have fol­lowed her story from hum­ble be­gin­nings to these dizzy heights of suc­cess.

At only 35, Ser­ena is a le­gend, and she has shown us that noth­ing is im­pos­si­ble if you dare to dream.

She’s an in­spi­ra­tion to many young peo­ple across the world.

We wish to watch her win many more ti­tles in fu­ture. She’s our queen and we are proud of her.

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