Good Morning and Happy New Year! Let’s start out 2020 with me calling out Simon Biles.
Hey Simon, no doubt you’re a great gymnast, but you’re clueless when it comes to judging character.
Serena Williams was selected by The Associated Press as the Female Athlete of the Decade, voted by AP sports editors and beat writers. Simon Biles finished second. No doubt the number one honor goes to Serena, let’s list her incredible career achievements:
-Reaching at least one Grand Slam Final every year since 2007
-Winning gold and silver medals at the 2012 Olympics with her sister Venus
-Oldest woman to win a Grand Slam singles title in the professional era
-Oldest Number One in WTA history
-Tying Steffi Graf’s record for most consecutive weeks at the top of the rankings
-37 singles titles n the tour (11 more than anyone else)
….to name a few (source: Howard Fendrich, AP)
Here’s the issue I have with the young Miss Biles, she said and I quote, “She’s been my idol growing up. She’s remained humble. She’s stayed true to herself and her character and I think that’s really neat about an athlete. Once you start winning some get cocky, but she’s stayed true to herself, win or lose.”
I agree with Simone, Serena has stayed true to herself, and it isn’t the humble self Simone is referring to . Say whatever you want about Serena, she is anything but humble and has stayed true to that character trait. One could argue that she is fact, arrogant and conceited. You can count on Serena to become unglued, display terrible behavior and very rarely gove opponents who’ve defeated her credit. When Serena loses, she informs us that it’s because she didn’t play up to her potential and not that her opponent played well. I offer this quote as evidence,
“I definitely feel like when I lose, I don’t feel good about myself, but then I have to, like, remind myself that: “You are Serena Williams! You know? Like, “Are you kidding me?” And it’s those moments that I have to just like, come off and be like, “Serena, you know what you’ve done? Who you are? What you continue to do, not only own tennis (but also) off the court? Like, you’re awesome.”
Never mind the excessive use of the stupid sentence killer, the word, “Like,” the above statement is anything like, you know, humble.
Serena is without a doubt the G.O.A.T., but not at all humble, as is Roger Federer.
I am so looking forward to the Australia Open! Until we meet up again Down Under, have a happy and like, healthy 2020!