Serena Williams And How She Manages Her Problems With Tenacity And Style

Serena Williams has long been on top of her game and seems like there’s no stopping her anytime soon. The 38-year-old tennis great is still going strong, and is looking to increase her 39 Grand Slam titles (23 in singles/14 in doubles/2 in mixed doubles) which is the second highest by any man or woman in the sport’s Open Era.

Serena is the epitome of a super athlete, and she most recently showed this by winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. Even more impressive she captured a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title without even dropping a single set.

A few months back, many of you might recall our post ‘Don’t Count Serena Williams Out of the Tennis Championship Game Just Yet’, where we talked about her struggles after giving birth to her son Alexis Jr. She developed blood clots on her lungs that led to a pulmonary embolism, as well as other post-pregnancy complications. Thankfully she’s recovered from this and is now back on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) tour, gradually regaining her top form.

These mind-blowing facts are just some of the reasons why many — pundits and casual fans alike — consider Serena Williams as the Greatest of All Time (GOAT). Especially as she has had overcome so much during her career.

Aside from the health problems she went through following the birth of her child, Serena manages the physical and mental challenges of being a professional athlete. She makes it a point to erase self-doubt by reminding herself to push past the limits she set for herself, and to keep trying no matter what.

One of Serena Williams’ fiercest rivals Garbine Muguruza recently talked about the expectations that come from being the G.O.A.T. Tennis World USA detailed Muguruza’s thoughts on Williams, claiming that since she’s always the favorite coming into matches, there’s the misconception that she doesn’t get nervous at all. The Spaniard credits this to her rival’s undeniable success and her persona on and off the tennis court.

This success has made Williams a giant of not just tennis but all of sports. From raking in millions in tournament prize money to being a marketable product endorser, none of her WTA peers can come close to her in terms of financial success. Coral’s list of the ‘Highest Earning Tennis Players’ places Serena in fourth spot, just behind Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. Her estimated $81,567,869 in earnings is more than twice that of her closest female competitor, further justifying all the hyperbole that come with her name.

Any problems that come her way, Serena Williams knows how to fend them off. Whether it’s her physical health, her mindset, her stature, or her wealth, women can definitely learn a thing or two from her on how to deal with certain situations with a perfect mix of tenacity and style.

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