Serena Williams Is Getting Her Own Wheaties Box

Serena Williams slays on the tennis court — and in real life. The all-star athlete is a UNICEF ambassador, a Purple Purse ambassador, a women’s health and equality advocate, a wife and mom. But Williams can add a new accolade to her resume because finally, Serena Williams is going to appear on a Wheaties box. Given her long list of personal and professional accomplishments, it’s about time.

Williams also shared the cover, and — in her Instagram post — recognized Althea Gibson: the first African-American female tennis player to be featured on the bright orange box. “In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box,” Williams wrote on Instagram.  “Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box. Today, I am honored to be the second.”


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