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Serena Williams Becomes The Second Black Woman Tennis Player To Be Featured On The Wheaties Cereal Box

Congrats are in order to Serena Williams who has now become the second black woman tennis player to be featured on the front of the Wheaties cereal box.

According to Yahoo, Serena and General Mills made the official announcement on Tuesday, and the new boxes are scheduled to start rolling out into grocery stores across the nation within the next month.

Serena expressed her excitement and said on social media, “In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box. Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box. Today, I am honored to be the second.”

As many of you know Serena has accomplished so much in her career thus far, including holding the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles combined among active players. She also has won a total of four Olympic gold medals.

According to GMA. Serena is the fourth female tennis player of all time, and the first active tennis player to be featured on the box since Pete Sampras.

In a formal press release, Serena also said, “I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some of America’s most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”

 

Congrats to Serena Williams on achieving this dream.

 

Sources: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/serena-williams-finally-going-box-010300931.html

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/culture/story/serena-williams-general-mills-wheaties-box-athlete-63938120

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