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Along the way, she has had some super highs and overcome disappointing lows. Each time she has found what it takes to triumph in the face of adversity, surmounting the stumbling-blocks lying in wait along the path of a true champion, both personal and in sporting life.
Towards the end of 2010, it looked like health issues were going to jeopardize her career, forcing her to take an extended break. Not only did she recover physically, she defied medical opinion and came back to win and once again dominate women's tennis.
With a style built on speed and power, there is nothing Serena Williams can't do, managing to overcome every obstacle encountered with sheer strength and self-control.
Today, sixteen years after she ushered in a new era in tennis with the same guts, class and power that we have seen her deploy in her domination of the women's tennis circuit almost twenty years later, she is here to talk to us in an exclusive meeting with Pirelli Calendar.
Considered the most talented woman tennis player of all-time, Serena Williams has become the epitome of willpower, bravery and natural candor for women the world over.
Her eye for style and eagerness to get involved reflect her combination of public passions and private interests.
She loves to listen to music, to paint and to do something for those who are less fortunate than us.
We must follow our instincts and listen to our inner voice, never giving up the fight for what we believe in.
Her victories on court are not just sporting triumphs, they are a victory for all women who, like her, are ready to tackle any challenge.