In honor of Black History Month, we felt it was time to highlight our favorite African American Female Athletes.
This professional tennis player has been ranked number 1 by the Women's Tennis Association on 8 different occasions over the last 15 years, and she was also the world number 1 in 2002. Serena has also won 23 Grand Slam titles, holds the Open Era record for most titles won in the Australian Open, as well as the U.S. Open. Oh, and did I mention she's an Olympic Gold Medal winner? She is now a mom and happily married in November 2017.