Session 4 of TED2017 kicked off with an interview with perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams, and closed with the potentially world-changing announcement of this year’s TED Prize wish from Raj Panjabi. In between, the session saw a surprise talk directly from the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis — the culmination of […]Continue reading
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Serena Williams sits at the top of the tennis world; she's won 23 career Grand Slams, which is the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, with her most recent win at the 2017 Australian Open. In some analysts' eyes, she's quite simply the greatest athlete of all time.
But Williams has extended her influence far beyond the tennis court. Through her activism, high-profile endorsements, TV and film appearances and writing (including a guide to life written with her sister, Venus), Williams inspires millions of fans worldwide.
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“One of [the] most sustained careers of excellence in the history of athletics.” — Sports Illustrated
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Serena Williams starts her interview on the TED2017 stage with a confession to journalist Gayle King: the photo that let the world know she was pregnant? She posted it by accident. “I was on vacation, taking time for myself, and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking a picture every week,” […]Continue reading