The Poem That Inspired Serena Williams To "Rise" Above

The Poem That Inspired Serena Williams To “Rise” Above

There’s so much negativity in our lives, whether it be on our social media feeds or our day-to-day lives, that drowns out all the positive, reassuring messages. This Monday we wanted to share some inspiring positivity to help you kickstart your week on the right note instead. This is the story of Serena Williams, a name synonymous with excellence and strength today who faced her fair share of struggles when she walked out on the court for the first time. As an ode to her struggles, right before Williams’ 2016 win against Angelique Kerber marking here 22nd Grand Slam title and taking her WTA singles ranking to No. 1, the BBC posted a video montage that depicted what the 34-year-old ace player had to face during her career.