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Beyoncé pays homage to Serena prior to her last Grand Slam (video)

Queen Bey honors the GOAT of women’s tennis
Beyoncé pays homage to Serena prior to her last Grand Slam (video)
Serena Williams (Photo credit: Bang Media)

From one queen to another.

Beyoncé dropped a commercial where the pop goddess gives tennis legend Serena Williams her well-deserved flowers. Williams is widely considered the GOAT (greatest of all time) of women’s professional tennis.  The 23-time Grand Slam winner has announced she will retire following the U.S. Open tournament in New York that begins on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

The ad commences with Beyoncé introducing a young Black girl watching Williams on television.

“When the world writes her down in history, we’ll begin where she started – at love,” Beyoncé says in the commercial. “A love that started a movement. A movement to always love exactly who you are. To be so in love with your identity that your very essence cannot be contained.”

The commercial also included a montage of female athletes who are striving for domination in sports, with Beyonce imploring women “to cherish every muscle and every curve your body exhibits.” Adding, “She has started a movement — to realize you can do anything if you have self-love.”

This is not the first time that Queen Bey has honored the Williams sisters. She sang and produced the soundtrack hit, “Be Alive,” for the major motion picture King Richard. The film detailed the meteoric rise of Serena and Venus Williams through the guidance of patriarch Richard Williams in Compton, California. The song was nominated for an Academy Award at the 2022 Oscars in March.

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