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Khalil S. @khalilmsaadiq
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In light of the recent catstuit “scandal”, let’s talk about a real GOAT.

Serena Williams & why she’s our unproblematic greatest of all time.

a quick thread:
Originally born in Saginaw, MI, in 1981 to a huge family, Serena Williams eventually moved (and was raised) in Compton, CA where she started tennis training at the age of three with her older sister Venus.
Serena Wins her first Grand Slam (& invents the “Serena Slam”) in 1999, defeating WTA No. 1 player Martina Hingis at the US Open.

...she was only 17 years old.
Since then, Serena has gone on to win 23 total single Grand Slam titles, and 14 doubles titles with her sister Venus.

The sisters are the ONLY double’s team to have never lost a Grand Slam double’s title. EVER.
Serena’s tennis record is incredible & unprecedented.

Let’s talk about it.

She’s the oldest woman to win a Grand Slam (after beating her OWN record as the oldest before). She’s won 10 major titles since turning 30.

That’s 7 more than ANY of her counterparts.
Serena has 4 Olympic gold medals. The only other tennis player to have 4 Gold’s is of course her sister, Venus Williams.

I didn’t say the only female tennis player. Didn’t say the only Black tennis player. The two are the only tennis players with 4 Olympic gold medals PERIOD.
Of the 24 women to hold the Women’s Tennis Association ranking of No. 1 tennis player, Serena has defeated a staggering 20 of them.

T W E N T Y.

The 4 she didn’t beat? Retired before her career began.

While we’re at it, here’s a list of some of the Charities & Foundations Serena Williams has supported:

Build African Schools
Common Ground Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation
Eva Longoria Foundation
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Hearts of Gold
Some magazine covers the queen has slayed...
I say all this to say, that there are greats, there are “GOATS”, & then there is Serena Jameka Williams.

She’s unproblematic, undisputed, & unwavering in the face of immeasurable adversity. She’ll shrug off this catsuit nonsense & emerge a champion the same way she always has.
& to conclude, she did this.

your “GOAT” could never.
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