Saying Serena Williams is a beast is an understatement. Her talent is tenacious. She is formidable on or off the tennis court and her skill set is unmatched. Serena is the perfect definition of #blackgirlmagic and she’s made decisions in her career that continue to break barriers and change the gaze with which we view society.
On Saturday Williams claimed her 22nd women’s tennis Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, tying Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the open era. Simply put, Serena Williams is the greatest athlete of our time. Athleticism aside, she has always presented herself with poise, grace, and fashion.
With this level of success it’s often easy to forget the fact that Serena has had to overcome so much. From overt racism at tournaments, to less pay and sexism, she has always managed to keep her chin up and go unscathed from anything a hater might have to say.
Fashion has been a huge aspect of her personal life as well as her career. She was innovative on the court, wearing her own signature designs and changing what was considered to be “acceptable” to wear on so many prestigious venues of the game, and just last year presented a Fall 2015 collection with HSN at New York fashion week.
In case you missed the memo, she’s alway brought color to the game. Serena Williams is a legend and proven champion. Above all, she’s shaped our own ability to be great with her fierce sense of self and her complete disregard to do anything other be just that.
“I’ve always loved fashion. I was always that girl that played with my dolls, and I went to fashion school, so it’s not just made up for me. It’s actually something that I really enjoy and that I have a lot of fun with,”