THE TRIBUTES FLOWED in after Serena Williams secured a historic 22nd Grand Slam triumph at Wimbledon today.
Following her victory, the BBC played a powerful montage of the American tennis star reciting Maya Angelou’s iconic ‘Still I Rise’ — a 1978 poem, which reviewer Ellen Lippmann has described as a “proud, even defiant statement of behalf of all Black people”.
These famous words are interspersed with images of Williams’ phenomenal, unprecedented accomplishments in the world of tennis.
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