Serena Williams had a dream to win the grand slam while growing up as a kid in the poor black-dominated neighbourhood of Compton little did she know she would later win 22 grand slams and six world best tennis player titles.
Born Serena Jameka Williams on September 26, 1981, The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her world No 1 in singles on six separate occasions.
Serena Williams and her sisters as a child in Compton
This 34-year-old world tennis champion practically set Instagram on fire on Thursday,( July, 21) after she shared a makeup-free face while wearing a lacey white bralette.
Her barely-there costume sent her followers in a frenzy as the comments applauded her sexy style while some wanted to know what brand her sports bra was.
Ten years ago, while on a visit to Melbourne, Serena’s mother, Oracene Price discovered the sports brand Berlei and introduced Williams to it.
The tennis star has been stuck on it for ever, wearing the company’s sports bras for all her training and competitions ever since.
Picture shared by the World’s best female tennis player
As always, Serena continues to inspire, especially young women as they took to Twitter to share their encouragement and praise at her resilience in going after her dream of being number one.
They also praised her for helping young black women believe they can be whatever they want if they have enough faith in themselves to go after their dreams.
Some of Serena’s fans on twitter
@serenawilliams – Did anyone ever imagine two of those girls would have ruled the lily white sport of tennis for nearly 20 years? Amazing.
Macarena Esguep N – You are so great @serenawilliams, just like your sis @Venuseswilliams,my favorites. Congrats, you have the best tennis player ever!!!!
@s69tacys69tacy – Just keep on winning and keep on dreaming… You’rethe best in the world
@lavan65 – @serenawilliams You are a huge source of inspiration and an outstanding epitome for hard work and indefatigable fighting spirit!
@The_Slimman – @serenawilliams Now THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. I don’t care what anyone says, simply THE GREATEST. Peace
@J_Cabe1981 – @serenawilliams bet
u never guessed you’d win 22 and counting… Fucking love u girl!!!