Serena Williams posts about her first professional match! (PIC INSIDE)


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Serena Williams posts about her first professional match! (PIC INSIDE)

Not many people realize that it has been 20 long years since World No.1 Serena Williams first played her professional match. The American though reminded everyone what she felt with a long message on Instagram. “20 years ago I played my first professional Tennis match.

I was 14. I was scared. I was not prepared for the stage. But determined I went on.” She further continued, “Butterflies consumed my stomach leaving no space for me to eat to prepare for my match. Less than an hour later I left the court devastated in defeat.

A 6-1, 6-1 loss to than Annie Miller. Basically she crushed me. Not only did I look like a novice but I looked like I did not belong anywhere on the court.” She ended by saying, “I leave you with this. Be positive.

Be kind. And above all be humble. Xxx S” One of the greatest players of all time, click through to see Serena’s entire post on Instagram!

20 years ago I played my first professional Tennis match.

I was 14. I was scared. I was not prepared for the stage. But determined I went on. Butterflies consumed my stomach leaving no space for me to eat to prepare for my match. Less than an hour later I left the court devastated in defeat.

A 6-1, 6-1 loss to than Annie Miller. Basically she crushed me. Not only did I look like a novice but I looked like I did not belong anywhere on the court. However born with an innate insatiable desire to never quit I knew I would return.

I would come back. I could not predict that I would win 21 Grand Slam titles and be number one in the world even 20 years later, but I did predict I would never give up. And I did not. (Oh and by the way I am still going). Now I tell you this: never give up on your dreams.

It may not happen when you want it to but one day your knight in shining armor (your dream) will come true if you keep going. I leave you with this. Be positive. Be kind. And above all be humble. Xxx S

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