We’re only about two weeks into July and it has already been quite the month for women in sports. First, Serena Williams defeated her older sister during the Wimbledon tournament and that was the talk of the town. Then our wonderful women’s soccer team kicked their way to victory at the World Cup and the world rejoiced. And back to Serena, because we just can’t get enough of her, she went on to beat Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon Semi-Finals making her that much closer to her sixth Wimbledon championship. So we thought it was only right that we take some time to acknowledge some of the bad ass, hardworking female athletes that make us smile.
1. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is the ultimate badass that continues to defy odds for women in sports and specifically black women in sports. Now, working on her sixth Wimbledon championship, she continues to serve as an inspiration to young people on and off the court. We can’t get enough of her tenacity and determination to reap the benefits of all her hard work.