Serena Williams - Current #1 Tennis Player and Best of All Times!!!
I have always believed that Serena Jameka Williams could, should and will have become the best of all times even when no one else seemed to have so believed. When Richard.Williams was nervous for her, so was I. When he said that she would surpass her siblings both in number of championships and fearlessness on the court, people thought he was foolish, but I, certainly, did not. If you know me and don't know about my admiration for Serena Jameka Williams, then you know "NOTHING" about me. Well, certainly not as much as you think you do. In a nutshell, Papa Williams knew best. He is the author of this whole story and the World and and even yours truly have simply been spectators.
I would like to say that her skin tone had nothing to do with my admiration of her, but that would make me an utter liar. However, it was not the only factor. At first she was an outsider in a Sport in wihch even the attires were "white". She was ridiculed and nearly chastised, yet she was fearless, determined, and defiant. Thus, along with her big sister, Venus, she found a way to, not only, change Women's tennis, but also because its true QUEEN! Queen Williams, I AM NOT WORTHY! You are the epitomy of determination and a role model to my two daughters and I love you!
This week, she will have the opportunity to tie Steffie Graf's record (as the highest won number of grandslams by a female) at 22. However, Serena's story would tell anyone with a decent and reasonable mind that she did not have to tie that record to be considered the best of all times. The adverstities that she had to face first by life for having been born in one of the worst areas of the U.S., Compton, CA, and to have believed along with her determined father, Richard, that she could one day not only play tennis on the big scenes, but also win enough to match the record of those who had all the priveleges necessary to have been winners in the first place.
Please allow me to put things into perspective for you and make a seemingly long story short with these bullet points:
1. She is the oldest woman to win a Grandslam title in the Open era 2. She, currently, has 21 Grand Slam titles to her name 3. This coming week, she can potentially match Steffi Graf's open era record of 22 single titles. 4. She is still in amazing for at 33, and has enjoyed a Tennis longevity that only few plays have had the chance to enjoy. 5. She seems to have taken all the criticims and racism that she felt and converted them into love, and determination for her craft 6. She has transformed the game of Tennis 7. She has set the bar so high that even at her age, she is #1 in the World.
8. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and achieved this ranking for the sixth time on February 18, 2013
9. She has spent 256 weeks overall as the WTA ranked #1 as of August 30, 2015
10. She is the reigning champion of the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, WTA Tour Championships and Olympic women's singles and doubles
11. She has won 13 Grand Slam doubles titles with her sister Venus and the pair are unbeaten in Grand Slam tournament finals. Williams is also a five-time winner of the WTA Tour Championships.
Well, most people know that I love Serena, and many of my friends may secretly assume that it is because she is a woman, or successful, or because she has a physique that many Black or Latin men would tend to like or simply because she is famous. However, the real reason I love Serena is because of her soul, determination, zeal, perserverance and self-belief-and-discipline. She has been an inspiration for me for the past 15+ years. Like Roger Federer, she seems to induce one to want her to win again. She inspires one to be great in something. She demonstrates the skills that it takes not only to become successful at something, but also remain so for a long time. Her longevity at the top of her sport is not only self-evident, but also has become synonymous to her name itself. One is more likely to be shocked if Serena lost, than if she won. The latter has become normal in her world and so normal that based on the totality of the circumstances, she has to be called the best of all times.
Queen Williams, I am NOT WORTHY! Again, let me say that you are the epitomy of determination and a role model to my two daughters and I love you!
Please tap into her World. I have been called a motivator when it comes to 'learning/education and business', but I assure you that if you tap into Serena's World, she'll motivate you as much as she has motivated more often than not.
Dr Pete Lorins is the Editior-in-Chief of LorinsPOST.com. This article is sponsored by www.RapidGigsPlus.com