Serena Williams Recites "Still I Rise" By Maya Angelou

On Saturday, Serena Williams made history at Wimbledon as she won her 22nd grand slam title.

With resilience, dominance, and commitment, Williams defeated her opponent Angelique Kerber with a 7-5, 6-3 victory.

BBC Sport released a montage of Williams delivering the impactful poem over footage portraying her life from a childhood tennis player to present day.

During the 2015 Sports IllustratedSportsperson of the Year acceptance speech, Williams said she admired Maya Angelou and she is her favorite poet.

Watch the powerful clip below:

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