Lewis Hamilton spreads the word about Serena Williams to 30 million people: ‘Bold, black and above all… beautiful’

The year 2022 has been an emotional roller coaster for sports fans, including Lewis Hamilton, with some of the biggest idols saying goodbye to their respective fields.

Indeed, we have four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel at the top of this list as the German prepares to complete his 16-year tenure by the end of this season. Then came Argentinian fan favorite Juan Martin del Potro, who entered retirement in early February.

Now another tennis legend has decided to hang up his boots; Serena Williams. Yes, the American star, often hailed as the GOAT of tennis, will be “retiring” from the sport after a second-round loss to Anett Kontaveit at the ongoing US Open.

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Since then, tributes have poured in for Williams from around the world, with the seven-time F1 World Champion, Hamiltonwho join them with a healthy post on social media.

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The Brit poured his heart out on one of his biggest inspirations in an emotional message.

Lewis Hamilton says goodbye to Serena Williams

The Mercedes superstar took to Instagram ahead of the Dutch Grand Prix to praise Williams and her amazing journey in tennis. “I’m taking a moment before the race today to show my appreciation and gratitude to the greatest of all time. @serenawilliams. We’ll never see a Serena again.”

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2022 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before practice REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

She is unique. She came through like a wrecking ball and was so spectacular to watch. She has so much ferocity, power and strength in body and mind. To be so brave, black, brave and most of all a kind and caring person is beautiful. I remember watching her and Venus on TV playing their first games with my dad.

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Seeing talented women dominate a field where nobody looked like them gave me hope. They made me believe that superheroes are real and that they can see me and my family. I never dreamed in a million years that I would meet these heroes and call them my friends. I knew that I’m not alone because of you. I knew I could never give up because you didn’t. I can’t thank you both enough,” he wrote

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Overall, a devastating era is coming to an end in the world of tennis. So how long before Formula 1 joins the league, especially with veterans, Hamilton and Alonso, on the verge of retirement? Well, we will know in time.

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