Serena Williams has hardly had the opportunity to take some time off after her defeat in the Australian Open final to Angelique Kerber 10 days ago.
After returning to the USA from Australia, the 21-time Grand Slam champion joined Billie Jean King and Condoleezza Rice at last weekend’s NFL Women’s Summit.
There she spoke with Robin Roberts of the pressure that comes with being one of the most prominent athletes in the world, and how her ambition is to use her far-reaching influence to make the world a better place.
“I don’t play tennis for recognition; being recognized is not important,” she said. “What matters is how I can help people.”
Thereafter, she traveled to Jamaica to help build the Salt Marsh Primary School with the help of her own foundation and Helping Hands Jamaica.
The world’s best player proceeded to get down and dirty with the volunteers, proving once and for all that Spiderman was right after all – “with great power indeed comes great responsibility”, as Williams said in her chat with Roberts.
Enjoyable work. Serena Williams Fund’s 3rd school- this time we partnered with Helping Hands Jamaica to build the Salt Marsh Primary School #swf #education
Posted by Serena Williams on Monday, 8 February 2016