Tennis superstar and 23-time singles Grand Slam winner Serena Williams has just ticked off another major goal!
She has an entire building named after her at the Nike World Headquarters campus in Beaverton, Oregon which is due to open this week.
According to the sports brand, the building is the equivalent of 140 full-size tennis courts (or 1 million square feet) making it the largest building on campus. It features showrooms, a library and my favourite part, a 140-seat theatre named “Olympia” after Serena and Alexis Ohanian’s ridiculously adorable daughter, of course.
“When I was just a kid, I visited the Nike campus and I saw that athletes get buildings,” she shared on Instagram.
“After that visit, I knew I wanted two things – to be a Nike athlete and to have a building. I set my goals high. I knew I would have to be elite, and not only the best, but someone that changes the course of sport. And now, here we are, officially unveiling the Serena building at the Nike campus. Blood, sweat and many tears, many trophies – it is beyond an honour and giving me chill bumps.”
After thanking Nike and their team, Serena ends her message with pure excitement:
“Can you believe it? I have a BUILDING Y’ALL!!! This is CRAZY!!!”
And what a mega honour it is. Only a handful of female athletes have a building named after them on campus including Olympic gold medallist soccer player Mia Hamm and Olympic long-distance runner Joan Benoit Samuelson.
Check out the video of the building shared by Serena below:
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