PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 30: Serena Williams of The United States celebrates victory during her ladies singles first round match against Kurumi Nara of Japan during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Becomes the 2nd African American Woman Tennis Player on A Wheaties Box!

I am so happy for Serena Williams.  I am happy for her on so many levels.  I remember watching her and her sister Venus just dominate the tennis scene way back in the mid-90s.  I was always in awe for a few reasons, I was horrible at tennis (LOL) and was surprised at how easy they made it look and it was so cool to see some real powerful women doing amazing things!  Fast forward to 2019 when General Mills announces Serena Williams will grace their Wheaties box!  Serena is only the 2nd black woman tennis player to be on the Wheaties box.  in 2001 Althea Gibson was the FIRST and Serena is honored to be the 2nd!

You’ve worked hard for this Serena!  You’re a mom!  You’ve won the Grand Slam 23 times!  You’re a 4 time Olympic Gold medalist!!  I’m so proud of you.  As a woman of color myself, this really does feel good!  Congratulations!

 

 

Freska Griarte

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