Serena Williams answers what's her legacy

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Serena Williams answers what's her legacy

Serena Williams feels her legecy will always be teaching Black kids that it is possible to achieve all your dreams and be a very influential person. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, has had one of the most inspiring stories not just in tennis, but in all sports.

En route to becoming one of the greatest athletes in all sports history, Williams had to overcome lots of adversity. But Williams was never afraid of a challenge and she would often rise to the occasion and prove her doubters wrong, or even haters.

“Confidence and self-belief,” Williams told TIME magazine. “And teaching other Black kids, in particular Black girls, they can do it too”.

Williams on her legacy

With Williams retiring after the US Open, the game is losing one of the most influential Black athletes.

But Williams is hoping Black athletes like Naomi Osaka, Cori Gauff and Sloane Stephens will carry on her legacy. “No one has ever been able to tell such an inspiring, authentic story,” Williams added. “You live through my mistakes.

You live through my ups, you live through my downs. The surgeries, and the comebacks. And it’s also a tale of never letting anyone write your story. A lot of people can relate to that. Always be authentically you. Own who you are.

And love you. It’s a big tale of self-love”. Williams, who turns 41 next month, is hoping to expand her family in the near future. In 2017, Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian welcomed a baby daughter, Olympia.

Williams grew up in a big family and expanding her family is her next goal. “I can’t imagine my life without my sisters,” Williams said. “When I look at Olympia, I’m really not performing at my peak, by not trying harder to give her that sibling. Coming from a big family, and coming from five, there’s nothing better”.

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