The US Open is starting tomorrow. And all eyes are on Serena Williams. This can be huge. Google thinks so too. She is one of the Top News topics in my Google News stream. And she should be. She is a 21-times major champion, who very well can become the first player, among men or women, to capture a seventh US Open championship.
Serena is chasing tennis history. 21 grand slam titles and counting.
Love her or hate her
Serena Williams has had a complex relationship with the American public. The Guardian states that “only in America Serena Williams could happen” but also asks “if America will finally embrace Serena Williams?”
Maria Sharapova vs Serena Williams
There is also much coverage about the endorsement disparity between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. While Serena dominates Maria on court, off court it is Sharapova who is for the 11th straight year is recognized as the highest paid female athlete. Forbes has the exact number breakdown between those two. Here is what Serena is thinking about it:
“If they want to market someone who is white and blond, that’s their choice. I have a lot of partners who are very happy to work with me. I can’t sit here and say I should be higher on the list because I have won more. I’m happy for her, because she worked hard, too. There is enough at the table for everyone. We have to be thankful, and we also have to be positive about it so the next black person can be No. 1 on that list.”
Who is dating Serena Williams?
This area of Serena’s life is always a trending topic.