Is Serena Williams the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time?

Great Keynote Speaker Serena Williams

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Tennis great Serena Williams caps the Australian Open with her 19th major title after victory over Maria Sharapova! Her triumphs on the court and a career full of athlete endorsement deals help make her one of the most iconic women in sports today.

It’s not the number of major championships Serena has won, Steffi Graf has more. It’s not the millions of dollars in sponsorships she has amassed from her handful of athlete endorsement deals. It’s not just her ability to break the barrier on tennis courts all over the world that was exclusionary to women of color just a decade ago. It’s all of these things and many, many more that make Serena the Greatest Female Athlete of All-Time.

Her success on the court has only further proved her mettle as an elite athlete and given her plenty of inspirational material as a great keynote speaker.

The list of formidable opponents she has faced on her way to 19 major tennis titles includes: Venus Williams, Li Na, Caroline Wozniacki; Madison Keys, Monica Seles, Eugenie Bouchard; Martina Hinges and Steffi Graff. As she continues to add to her sports legacy, Serena now stands shoulder to shoulder with famous women in sports like Billie Jean King, Dara Torres, Lindsey Vonn, Lisa Leslie, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Shawn Johnson and Mary Lou Retton among countless others who stand out as role models for future generations of women.

With that signature Nike swoosh on her bandana, massive serves and herculean ground strokes, Serena has no peer when it comes to marketability off the tennis court. She has a fascinating back story growing up in Compton, California, learning the game of tennis from her father Richard alongside her equally successful sister Venus. Since that young age she has never stopped believing in herself. Neither has her major sponsors Nike and Gatorade who signed Sports Speaker Serena to athlete endorsement deals early in her career. These two industry-leading brands continue to use her as a centerpiece for marketing campaigns targeting the female demographic.

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