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It’s been an exciting summer for Serena Williams.
After winning Wimbledon, the fiercely competitive professional tennis player went on to win a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics (her third gold medal to date!) and her fourth U.S. Open title! These wins made Serena only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam – a gold medal, plus wins in all four Grand Tournaments.
Yeah, we wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end of her 128 mph serve either!
Serena is not only a tennis champion, but also a champion for children, working passionately to ensure that every child receives a quality education.
In Sept. 2011, Serena was named an international Goodwill Ambassador by UNICEF. With UNICEF, Serena supports children through the Schools for Africa and Schools for Asia initiatives, which aim to provide access to quality basic education to millions of children, particularly those who are marginalized.
Serena first teamed up with UNICEF in 2006 when she traveled to Ghana for the country's biggest health campaign.
This tennis all-time great is a powerful woman, strong athlete, dedicated philanthropist and a big goof ball. Check out this funny clip of Serena celebrating her 2012 U.S. Open win with a karaoke duet with Jimmy Fallon!