Serena Williams: a sports legend



Tennis legend of Serena Williams stretching in between a map

Sarak Chhim, Reporter

Serena Williams is one of the most influential women in sports. She has inspired many people and has carved a path for numerous woman athletes.

In her career, she has accomplished some of the most outrageous things including, 1 grand slam final in 9 consecutive years ranging from 2011 to 2019. The term grand slam refers to the accomplishment of winning all four major championships of Australia, France, Britain (Wimbledon), and the United States-in the same calendar season. In 2017, She even won the Australian Open while pregnant. She found out that she was expecting just before the tournament began.


She has also received a great deal of medals and awards such as, the Best Female Tennis Player ESPY Award, Best Female Athlete, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, etc. And this is just to name a few.


Serena Williams has accomplished many astonishing things throughout her career, but she will retire soon… She doesn’t say it explicitly but in an essay on vogue magazine she says, after the 2022 U.S open she wants to evolve away from tennis to focus on having another child. Although this is such despairing news for many tennis fans, this still doesn’t take away the fact she inspires so many athletes to this day!


Joanna Munoz ,Paschal tennis team says Serena Williams inspires her, “Serena Williams is an Icon and she is so successful in her career, she inspires so many people including myself.” She continues, “I’m so saddend about the recent news about her retirement because I feel like I relate to her on a certain level.”

Although Serena Williams is retiring after the 2022 U.S Open, this still dosen’t take away the fact that she accomplished so much and inspired so many female athletes. Serena Williams will go down in history as one of the most influential athletes in sports.