The Serena Williams Ted interview with Gayle King covered everything from her feats as one of the greatest athletes in the world, to her soon-to-be role as a mother.
Williams is an iconic athlete who's accomplishments cannot be denied, although many try to do so. With 23 Grand Slam wins, four Olympic gold medals and many other accomplishments and awards under her belt, she is one of the greatest athletes in history. In her Ted interview, she speaks of these accomplishments, joking about the fact that she is a "bad loser," and how she learns from all of the setbacks she faces. She also discusses her pregnancy – which she accidentally revealed on Snapchat just days prior to the interview – and confirms that she won the Australian Open while in the early stages of her pregnancy. The interview discusses a range of topics, one of the most important being her desire to inspire young girls and women – something she does by leading by example and being the bigger person despite the barrage of unwarranted criticism she faces, particularly about her appearance.
As an inspiration to athletes and non-athletes alike, Serena Williams' Ted interview reveals what was already assumed about the icon – her success is a result of her desire to be the best, her willingness to work hard and her goal to inspire others to follow her path to greatness.
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