Black History Month Spotlight: Serena Williams

Black History Month Spotlight: Serena Williams

In honor of Black History Month, Glasgow Students celebrate African Americans who have impacted the world in which we live. The next spotlight is Serena Williams, a world-class athlete who is continuing to make history. 

Serena Williams was born on September 26, 1981, and was one of 7 siblings. She was born in Saginaw, a city in Michigan, and was raised in Los Angeles, where she started her tennis career. Serena is a professional tennis star who is one of the greatest players of all time. She’s been ranked #1 in the world eight separate times and has held the title for a total of 319 weeks. Along with that, she has won the Singles Grand Slam 23 times, the Doubles Grand Slam 14 times, the Australian Open 7 times, and overall has won 365 matches at majors. 

Serena is a hard-working woman who inspires many young tennis players to aspire to greatness. Her interviews and backstory are truly motivating. Serena is an amazing woman who has made history. The Glasgow community can look up to her, and her story. 

If you want to know more about her, check out these links: 

Serena Williams Out of 2022 Australian Open; Djokovic, Nadal Listed Among Entries

You can also check out the new movie King Richard, which is about her life growing up with her family.