Serena Williams becomes second black woman tennis player on Wheaties box

Serena Williams becomes second black woman tennis player on Wheaties box
Serena Williams on Wheaties box. (Source: Wheaties)

(WAFB) - Serena Williams, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, now has a new honor - her very first Wheaties box.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a photo of it to her Instagram account.

Williams, became the second African-American tennis pro to grace the box, a fact she highlighted in the caption.

“In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box. Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box,” she wrote. “Today, I am honored to be the second.”

She continued to celebrate her big moment with a statement for young female athletes.

“I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some of America’s most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”

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