Serena Williams has made the Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.
Billy Jean King described Serena this way for Time Magazine: Serena Williams is one of those rare champions who have transcended sports and impacted our society. In tennis, she is as focused as she has ever been at any point in her career, and it shows.
But in addition to the people who follow her on the court, she has a growing legion of fans outside the sport. Serena, 28, is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. Her work with children in Kenya and here in the U.S. stresses the importance of education.
Through her charitable efforts, people are seeing her in a larger context. She has several interests — yes, tennis is one of them — but it is this new combination of success on the court and stability in her life that is creating new opportunities, for her and the people whose lives she touches.
I still dont think Serena Williams should be in the top 100 most influential people, dont get me wrong she is an amazing tennis player, but how can she really help open doors for other people.