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After Her Big Win at Wimbledon, Serena Williams Recites "Still I Rise"

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Serena Williams won her 7th Wimbledon title over the weekend, and no words epitomize her triumph better than Maya Angelou's iconic poem "Still I Rise."

The BBC aired a video of Williams reciting the Angelou's words shortly after she secured the ladies' singles trophy.

The video contains footage of the No. 1 ranked Williams at varying points in her career at the All England Club. She's shown frustrated, in motion, and triumphant.

With this win, the Compton-native tied Steffi Graf's record for 22 Grand Slam titles.

34 year-old Williams has been counted out throughout her career.  Detractors have said she's out of shape and washed up. But 17 years after winning her first major tournament, she's still dominating. Williams is currently the highest paid female athlete in the world.


Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

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