Serena Williams opens on how she felt when she first met Tiger Woods


Serena Williams opens on how she felt when she first met Tiger Woods

American tennis superstar Serena Williams admits she was in "awe" when she first meet the golf great Tiger Woods. Williams and Woods have left a major mark in the history of sports as they will go down as one of the greatest Black athletes in sports history.

One thing that Williams and Woods have in common is their ability to find a way to win even when it's not looking pretty for them. "Hard work is really the epitome of why Tiger is so good at what he does," Williams said on NBC Sports.

"The one thing that keeps you going back is the fact that you're good enough to be the best at what you do, there's no other reason to do it. When I first met Tiger, I honestly didn’t think we would be friends. I was honestly just in awe of him, like he is Tiger Woods, he was competing against everyone and he looked like me.

"One thing I admired the most about Tiger is his mental strength and his ability to win. Win on one leg or win when you are feeling awful. That’s a real champion."

Williams wants more Grand Slam success

Williams, 40, hasn't played since last year's Wimbledon.

However, Williams is not done yet as she has confirmed she plans to return to the Tour this year and try to win her Grand Slam title No. 24. Williams has 23 Grand Slams, while Margaret Court still owns the all-time Grand Slam record with 24 Majors.

"You know I'm committed to me, I love tennis and I love what I do, and right now, I have to commit to me," Williams said. "What does that mean? I don't know, I still play tennis, obviously, I still train. But I am the kind of person who thinks, 'Shouldn't it be like 30 or 32?', so that's how I look at it."

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