10. Serena Williams
AFRICANGLOBE – There was a time that if little Black girls tried out for sports the odds were against them making the team. And if she made the team, no one was looking for her to make a big name for herself in the sport. However, those times have changed dramatically and now they are becoming some of the greatest athletes of all times.
Now, when a little Black girl tries out for a sports team the question that goes through everyone’s mind is “will she be the next greatest player of the sport?” Here are 10 of the greatest African-American women who have either paved the way or are still paving the way for Black women athletes.
Serena Williams is one of the most loved athletes of this time. Her work and talent does not go unnoticed on the court. In 2014 she was named America’s Greatest Athlete by The New Yorker and the media often refers to her as the “Queen of the Court.” She also holds the title of being a “fly girl” and most “uniquely dressed” woman to ever hold a tennis racket during a game. She was raised in Compton, CA, and is the winner of 6 U.S. Opens and 5 Wimbledon. She has also been ranked in the World as No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions.