Serena Williams finally appears on her own Wheaties Box. Forget the big money sports contract or major endorsements. Chances are they’ll tell you that moment comes when they appear on the Wheaties cereal box. Certainly, Serena Williams would agree, who finally gets her due from “The Breakfast of Champions”. Taking to Instagram, the four-time Olympic gold medalist noted, “In 2001, Wheaties paid homage to a true champion and an icon by putting her on the cover of a Wheaties Box. Althea Gibson was the FIRST Black Woman tennis player to be on the box. Today, I am honored to be the second.” In a posting to General Mills’ blog, Williams revealed, “I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman,” adding, “I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”
She won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and 4 Olympic Gold Medals. I can’t believe the greatest tennis player in the world has never been featured on the Wheaties Box. The tennis legend has faced all types of racism, this one is definite proof. Serena Williams is only the second black female tennis player to be featured on the Wheaties Box. In 2001 Wheaties paid tribute to the great Althea Gibson as the first Black Woman to be featured.