Serena Williams Scores Her First Wheatie’s Box
It's the most important meal of the day. She's known as the greatest female tennis player to ever play the game. It only makes sense that Serena Williams would FINALLY be celebrated by getting her own Wheaties cereal box.
Williams has been kicking a-word for 24 years is the game of tennis! We're uncertain what took so long, but General Mill is finally celebrating the iconic, one and only who entered the game and CHANGED the game!
Williams is only the second black female tennis player to grace the Wheaties cereal box and only only the fourth female tennis player of all time. General Mills paid tribute to the legendary Althea Gibson, one of Williams’ well-known influences, but it would take nearly another two decades for them to honor Williams, who is widely recognized as the “GOAT.” Williams said in a statement on the General Mills blog...
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," Williams said in a statement on the General Mills blog. "I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”
In an Instagram post, Williams paid tribute to Althea Gibson, the first African-American female tennis player to appear on a box — 18 years ago. Gibson appeared on the cover in 2001, nearly five decades after she became the first black athlete to win a Grand Slam in 1956.
Williams joins the likes of all-time greats Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Michael Phelps gracing the front of the cereal box.
One of my favorite quotes by Serena is, "Don't let anyone work harder than you do." She is the poster child for hard work, and very deserving of this honor.