Black History Matters: Serena Williams

Serena Williams is a world-renowned tennis player who knows how to smash it on the tennis court. In celebration of Black History Month, we’ve got a list of 10 of her best Serena Williams moments that truly make her a historical icon.

1.) She’s won more Grand Slam singles titles than any other tennis player, including the men during the Open Era!

2.) She was in Beyoncé’s music video ‘Sorry’.Two icons in one video!

3.) She won 21 matches straight in a row in the U.S. Open!

4.) While most of us were playing hide and go seek at 3 years old, Serena was learning how to play tennis!

5.) She won the Australian Open while she was pregnant with her daughter Alexis!

6.) Who said Black women are not superheroes? She serves over 120 miles per hour! That’s almost twice as fast as someone driving on the expressway!

7.) According to ESPN, she ranked number one for 253 weeks!

8.) Her net worth is over $150 million dollars!

9.) She helped build a school in Uganda!

10.) According to CNN, she’s won more than $93 million in prize money, which is more than any woman in professional tennis.

What do you love about Serena Williams? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sana Moore is a host at Afterbuzz TV who loves to add her own sparkle all things in entertainment! "Serving you the freshest tea with a dash of brown sugar!" IG: @iam_sana_