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REVEALED: Serena Williams explains how she defeated her detractors



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Serena Williams is widely and arguably defined as the GOAT (the Greatest of All Time). The 23-slam champion has won all sorts of titles. However, even if she has managed to dominate the WTA circuit for so many years, she always remembers that that wasn’t easy at all.


The American sensation was invited at a virtual graduation ceremony that was held by Chase alongside some other celebrities. The tennis legend gave one of her inspiring speeches to stress the struggle she had to endure, especially at the beginning of her career.

Serena commented: “Whichever industry I applied to, there were people telling me I couldn’t make it. For example, when I first turned pro at 14, one year after my sister, it was so hard for people to fathom that there could be two of us. My age and my last name caused so many controversies in the tennis world.

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Instead of giving in to the criticism, there was this driving force at the back of my head telling me that I could do it. So with sheer willpower, I set out to prove them wrong and I just put the ball on the racquet, and 3 years later, I won the US Open.”

Serena is currently spending her quarantine with her family, hoping to compete at the upcoming US Open if that will take place this year.

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WATCH: When Ellen DeGeneres Teased Serena Williams About Relationship With Rapper Common
Serena Williams was beginning to emerge as the winner of the tight race between the Williams sisters by the year 2010. It was slowly becoming clear that she would run away with more victories and more titles.

However, her performances were making noise way beyond a sibling rivalry. She had amassed 10 grand slam titles and her competition was not measuring up to her. The USA was slowly treating her like the star that she was and appearances at interviews and late night tv shows were normal.

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One such appearance was at the Ellen DeGeneres show of 2009. Serena‘s behavior and style of talking were characteristic of her chirpy self as well as the confidence that comes with victories. Let’s find out what she did at this special interview.

What did Serena Williams do at the Ellen DeGeneres show?
The conversation between Serena Williams and Ellen DeGeneres started off with a discussion about the difficulties of playing tennis. She discussed the heat in Australia where she had just won her tenth grand slam title.

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Ellen wanted to know how she managed to stand in such heat to which Serena began to promote her Nike shoes. This set off a funny chain of events which you can see in the video. The most interesting part of their conversation involved her relationship at that time with the rapper Common.

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Even though Ellen wouldn’t explicitly mention his name, she would hint towards it. Serena would split with him in 2010. She also talked about her epic rivalry with her sister Venus Williams.

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Serena explained how Venus would stay extremely normal after losing to her but she would lose her cool of she ever lost to Venus. This was a very fun interview in many ways. The supporters of Serena Williams should definitely check out this interesting video.

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