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Serena Williams



Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who is regarded as one of the most dominant players in the sport with a total of 23 Grand Slam singles titles. Along with her sister Venus, the two have been leaders in speaking out on gender and racial pay discrimination in the sport.

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Serena Williams Reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

Serena Williams reads “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou.

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Motivation for Black Women

This is Motivation for Black Women. This is a compilation of motivation speeches clips and more that I put together to inspire black women to continue to be great despite the obstacles placed in your way. Build daily self esteem and believe in yourself because you are strong.

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Serena Williams: The Story of a Tennis Sensation

As Serena Williams gears up to win the calendar year grand slam, we look back at her remarkable career, which started in one of the USA’s toughest cities.

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The Meaning of Serena Williams

There is a belief among some African-Americans that to defeat racism, they have to work harder, be smarter, be better.

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Serena Williams: How Black Women Can Close the Pay Gap

Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.

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Black and White: The Way I See It

The fascinating, “upfront and unapologetic” (Kirkus Reviews) memoir of Richard Williams, a businessman, tennis coach, subject of the major motion picture King Richard, and father to two of the greatest athletes and professional tennis champions of all time—Venus and Serena Williams.

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The Greatest: Serena Williams—An Icon Who Broke Barriers and Shattered Records

“The cycles of poverty, discrimination and sexism,” she wrote in 2018, “are much, much harder to break than the record for grand slam titles.”

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On Tennis, Love and Motherhood | Serena Williams and Gayle King

Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation about her life, love, wins and losses—starting with the story of how she accidentally shared her pregnancy news with the world.

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Serena Williams and (the Perception of) Violence: Intersectionality, the Performance of Blackness, and Women’s Professional Tennis

Using intersectionality as an interpretive framework, we aim to show how Serena fits within the social structure of tennis which was created within the white, upper-class social milieu.

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