Serena Williams Wins Grand Slam Title
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue


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Serena Williams joined an elite class of tennis players today, Sept. 7, when she tied Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova with her 18th Grand Slam singles title.

Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki to get her third United States Open final in a row and sixth over all.

“It was a pleasure to win my first Grand Slam here and now No. 18,” Williams said after her victory.  She saw her first win at the U.S. Open in 1999 at age 17, and now, the 32-year-old is fourth in major singles titles with Evert and Navratilova, who also have 18 each.

Check out more on Williams’ strides in sports and business via the links below:

Serena Williams Appears in Beats by Dre Color Solo Commercial

Sports Biz: 5 Thoughts to Consider from Williams vs. Sloan

Williams Sisters Documentary “Venus & Serena” Highlights Truths, Triumphs & Loses

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.