Yesterday, Serena Williams won the Women’s Singles final at Wimbledon. This ties her with Steffi Graf for the most Grand Slam singles titles in the open era (when professionals were allowed to compete in the Grand Slam tournaments). On the day before the match, she was asked a rather silly question:
“There will be talk about you going down as one of the greatest female athletes of all time. What do you think when you hear someone talk like that?” the reporter asked.
When [Williams] opened her mouth, her answer was short and quick, but decisive and telling.
“I prefer the word ‘one of the greatest athletes of all time,’” she said.
Right on. Oh, and for good measure, Serena also went back out with her sister Venus to claim the Women’s Doubles title as well.