The 2015 Australian Open was an incredible event in the world of tennis, with Serena Williams winning her sixth championship title and her 19th Grand Slam singles title overall. At the end of the final match, Williams shocked viewers by thanking Jehovah God for her victory.
This was a powerful act of faith on Williams’ part, one that resonated with individuals around the world. This moment became so significant, both to Williams and to others by giving a visible declaration of faith that can be empowering and inspiring.
Serena Williams is a Jehovah’s Witness
Serena Williams is one of the most successful athletes in the world, and she attributes much of her success to her faith. Serena is a Jehovah’s Witness, and she has said that her faith has helped her through difficult times in her career.
Serena has suffered several injuries throughout her career, but she has always come back stronger. She says that her faith has helped her to stay positive and to keep fighting. In 2015, Serena was ranked number one in the world, but she then suffered an injury that forced her to miss several months of competition. She dropped down to number eleven in the rankings, but she never gave up.
Serena has also said that her faith has helped her to deal with disappointment. She knows that Jehovah is always with her and that He knows what is best for her. Even when things don’t go according to plan, Serena knows that Jehovah is in control. Despite facing many challenges, the American has always been able to overcome such hurdles by sticking close to her faith.
Serena Williams’ Australian Open victory
Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other active female player. She became the world No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002, and held that ranking for 319 weeks, which is a record for the Open Era. On January 28, 2017, Williams regained the world No. 1 ranking after defeating her sister Venus Williams in the final of the Australian Open.
“I have to thank Jehovah God for this,” Serena Williams addressed the crowd after receiving the trophy at the Australian Open in January 2015, her sixth win there. “I was down and out and he helped me today and I just said prayers, not to win but to be strong and to be healthy and in the end I was able to come through so I have to give the glory to him first and foremost.”
Williams has been a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses since 2002 and credits her faith for helping her through tough times, both on and off the court.
Serena Williams’ husband Alexis Ohanian supports her decision to be a Jehovah’s Witness
Serena on quite many occasions has opened up and expressed her beliefs in Jehovah God and how being a Jehovah’s witness has propelled support from Alexis Ohanian.
When asked about her husband Alexis Ohanian’s views on her being a Jehovah’s witness, Williams responded by saying “Alexis didn’t grow up going to any church, but he’s really receptive and even takes the lead. He puts my needs first,” which established that her husband Alexis is supportive of activities carried out by Serena.
Williams’s dedication to her belief in Jehovah sets a parameter for every person willing to lean forward their faith in someone accelerating a rather positive and healthy approach to every struggle and victory in their lives.