Serena Williams is used to flexing on the competition but she took a little time out of her day to flex on all of us, showing off just a subsection of the rooms in her house dedicated to her trophies.
Throughout her illustrious career, Williams has laid claim to four Olympic gold medals and 39 Grand Slam titles, including 23 singles Grand Slam titles, 14 doubles titles and dozens of second-place finishes.
There is an entire Wikipedia page dedicated solely to the awards and records she has set.
But this week, Williams astounded many of us by giving an inside look at her trophy room.
As part of a feature story for Architectural Digest, she gave the magazine a tour of her home in Miami, which includes a huge room with mementos from her long career as a star in tennis.
Don’t worry, she made sure to remind us that the room included only a selection of some of her favorite trophies.
She told the host that the room has trophies and mementos from her career like her appearance on a Wheaties box. Williams said she doesn’t keep all of her trophies in the same room and struggled to remember which trophy corresponded with which championship, because she has so many.
“I am so bad with trophies,” she said before downplaying her success at the French Open, reminding the audience that she “only has two or three” of the grand slam trophies from those tournaments.
She didn’t think she had a Wimbledon trophy there either but, to her surprise, she was able to find one on the wall, even noting that her tennis legend sister, Venus Williams, had her name inscribed on the trophy because she too won it a number of times.
She explained that the Wimbledon trophies actually changed in size and noticed a difference in size between her trophies from certain years.
“I see a second-place trophy here but I’m gonna put that in the trash. It shouldn’t be in here,” Williams joked. “We don’t keep second place.”
Serena Williams shows off her trophy room 👀 pic.twitter.com/t1vGgwHE9H
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