There is something ‘normal’ about Serena Williams that makes every sister identify with her but in real, real life she’s as amazing as they come. Serena has been ranked No. 1 for 253 weeks in her career. She is in the top 50 of Forbes list of highest-paid athletes. She raked in a reported $24.6 million between June 2014 and June 2015. She has competed at three Olympics and won four gold medals. How did this Compton-raised sports prodigy become so great? Her father Richard Williams was a literally a militant coach. His mantra was ‘be rough, tough, strong’. They trained, trained and trained again. Simple? Well, if you had to hit hundreds of balls daily as a child, lie down on the tennis courts when gunshots rang out in the park, then, further on in your career be body shamed publicly on numerous occasions, it may not be so simple. Serena has been a role model over and over again.
MOCCA Mums’ top 2 role model moments would be that amazing letter she penned to her daughter. Read the letter here.