To many Black people, Serena Williams is us, and we are her | Opinion

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Serena Williams, a historic Grand Slam winner, is our Black hero

Serena Williams isn’t just a hero to many in the Black community. African Americans watched Williams fight racism and see themselves in her. Williams’ triumphs and struggles were ours.

For so long, for so many people, whenever Serena Williams played in a big match and it was televised, their world stopped. Williams was, and remains, a must-watch because of her staggering talent and historic significance. Like getting the chance to see the Rolling Stones in concert or going to a movie starring Denzel Washington.

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