She doesn't need much more validation, but winning a 23rd Grand Slam title pretty much shuts the door on any argument against Serena Williams being the greatest of all-time.
This morning, Williams battled through an emotional Australian Open final against her sister Venus to become the winningest champion in the Open Era. Next on her radar, Margaret court, a pre-Open Era champion with 24 titles to her name.
A sign of appreciation from one GOAT to another, Williams was gifted a pair of #23 lasered Air Jordan 1 x Nike Flare sneakers in the "Banned" colorway to wear during her post-match celebration. Serena-inspired Air Jordans, including this hybrid, will be releasing this year. According to SNKRS, the NikeCourt Flare AJ1 will drop Monday, Jan. 30 for $200.
ESPN presents Serena Williams with a special box set & letter from Michael Jordan with the NikeCourt Flare AJ1 + a black and pink AJ1 pic.twitter.com/DfonrTInaC— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 28, 2017
Video of Serena's Jordan 1 x Flare PE pic.twitter.com/mV1gwKRrgT— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) January 28, 2017