Serena Williams won Wimbledon last week, tying Steffi Graf’s record of 22 Grand Slam wins and setting the record for being the oldest woman to ever clinch a major title — a record she herself had previously set. She’s been on the professional tour for two decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. She is probably the greatest tennis player of all time.
But Williams is also the ultimate off the court, shutting down men with bad opinions, dancing in music videos, wearing beautiful clothes, and even occasionally fighting crime.
Simply put: She reigns supreme. But in case you needed any more convincing — or are firmly on board with that statement and just want to revel in her glory — here are 19 times she made it very, very clear. Long live Queen Williams.
1. WHEN SHE WON HER 22ND GRAND SLAM TITLE, TYING STEFFI GRAF’S RECORD
The G.O.A.T. at Wimbledon last week, ladies and gentlemen.
2. WHEN SHE SAID THAT LEBRON AND THE CAVALIERS INSPIRED HER
Game 7 and Williams’ 22nd Wimbledon win were both pretty incredible.
3. WHEN SHE PUT RAYMOND MOORE IN HIS PLACE FOR HIS DUMB, STUPID, NO GOOD, VERY BAD, SEXIST COMMENTS
The CEO of Indian Wells said some idiotic things about women tennis players, and Serena completely destroyed his non-logic with her response.
4. WHEN SHE TOTALLY SHUT DOWN A REPORTER
At a press conference she was clearly not thrilled about, she said, “It’s 11:30 … To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t want to be here. I just want to be in bed right now and I have to wake up early to practice. And I don’t want to answer any of these questions. You guys keep asking me the same questions… You’re not making it super enjoyable. Just being honest.”
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