Serena Williams: Tennis Legend Names Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James and Tiger Woods As Some of Her GOATs

Serena Williams: Tennis Legend Names Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James and Tiger Woods As Some of Her GOATs

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
  • Serena Williams included herself in her list of the greatest sportspeople of all time
  • Williams then mentioned Formula 1 legend Lewis Hamilton, NBA superstar LeBron James and Gold great Tiger Woods
  • Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, having won 23 Grand Slams

Retiring tennis superstar Serena Williams was put to task to name some of her favourite sports personalities of all time.

Williams picked some of the sports legends in a wide-ranging interview as she continues with her last tournament in her professional career.

Serena Williams, Lewis Hamilton, LeBron James, Tiger Woods, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, US Open
Serena Williams returns a serve during the 2022 US Open against Danka Kovinic. Photo by Lev Radin.
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The American had indicated that it was time she quit playing tennis after a glorious career that has seen her win 23 Grand Slams. It is thought that the ongoing US Open might be her last tournament, but she still doesn't know yet, by her own admission, as BBC Sports reports.

I've been pretty vague about when I'll retire. I'm going to stay vague because you never know.

But even as that unfolds, Williams took time to shed light on some of her favourite athletes. Top of the list was Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 Champion.

Things might not be going according to plan for Hamilton and Mercedes at the moment, but he remains to be the most decorated driver in Formula 1 history.

Williams also mentioned LeBron James as one of the best players in the history of the NBA. She also added Michael Jordan to the list. Jordan and James have often been compared as the best-ever basketballers.

15-time golf majors champion Tiger Woods also made it to the list alongside Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The last three have dominated men's tennis since 2004.

Serena Williams' daughter gives her a standing ovation as she starts the US Open

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Serena Williams has begun the start of the tournament, which will mark the last of her illustrious career.

The legendary American star took to the court at the Arthur Ashe stadium to start her final US Open tournament on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.

Williams' proud daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian was among the crowd who gave the 23-time grand slam winner a rapturous standing ovation as she walked out of the tunnel.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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