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Day Twelve: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

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Serena Williams is absolutely unstoppable.

The 34-year-old just won her 22nd Grand Slam in a 7-5, 6-3 win over Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon.

Long been thought to be the greatest player of the Open era, she’s about to have the record to back it up.

Williams has been playing for 18 years, with a total of 64 starts —that’s 34.4 percent of her matches.

As noted by Fox Sports, Serena is now tied with legendary tennis player Steffi Graf, who also won 22 Grand Slams in her career. And next month, Serena begins her quest to pass Graf, and is slated to have 25 wins by the time she gets back to the All England Club.

But it was the moment she raised her fist proudly to celebrate her Black pride that was the highlight of the match. Indeed, it could not have come at a more critical moment for Black people, as tensions with police are at an all-time high following the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and 5 police officers at a rally in Dallas.

Also in the crowd, representing for dope Black women everywhere, was her “Sorry” music video partner Beyoncé. Dressed in white, the singer cheered her friend on as she made history.

Day Twelve: The Championships - Wimbledon 2016

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In a recent press conference, Williams addressed being constantly referred to as “one of the best female athletes.”

“I would like to see people, the public and the press and other athletes in general just realize and respect women for who we are, what we are and what we do,” she said.

Adding, “I’ve been working at this since I was three years old […] Basically my whole life I’ve been doing this and I haven’t had a life and I don’t think I deserve to be paid less because of my sex. Or anyone else for that matter, in any job.”

All we can say is, “get it girl.”


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