The world watched in extreme anticipation as Serena Williams battled Angelique Kerber, waiting for Williams’ amazing comeback story to reach a new level of greatness with another championship victory at Wimbledon. You see, this was the 38 year old Compton natives first attempt at a grand slam title, and a record breaking one, since giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., 10 months ago, a birth in which she almost died.
Although she felt short in a 6-3, 6-3 loss, fans saw a another side of Serena, as she opened and displayed the duality of being an active working mother whos at the top of her game both on and off the court. And being the ultimate champion that she is, she recognized and acknowledged what had transpired and what her performance really meant to everyone worldwide.
I was really happy to get this far. For all the moms out there, I was playing for you today” Grace, poise and emotion. A runner-up’s interview given by a true champion. @SerenaWilliams #Wimbledon https://t.co/jjtw3cWyEq
“I can’t be disappointed. I have so much to look forward to. I’m literally just getting started.” said an emotional Williams after the match
Serena is one Grand Slam title away from making history and the icon will have more opportunities coming up to do just that. But it’s not just the records that she’ll accumulate that makes her so amazing. It’s about the fact that her very being will continue to inspire millions worldwide, now both on and off the court.