“I’m confident that he…”: Serena Williams was convinced that Lewis Hamilton would achieve this mega achievement – which he eventually lost

Considered one of the most prolific players in tennis history, Serena Williams certainly knows a thing or two about being a champion. The recipient of the “Serena Slam” spoke highly of F1’s GOAT, Lewis Hamilton. In an old video before her retirement, Serena Williams praised her great admiration for the Mercedes driver.

Serena Williams and Lewis Hamilton are two of the greatest icons in their respective sports. The duo has not only dominated their rivals for years, but also inspired millions of people. They have also paved the way for people with diverse differences and used their platform to raise important social concerns.

At a press conference, Serena Williams said: “Lewis and I are very close. I’ve known him for years and we just love him. He’s a really good friend of mine.”

The 23rd Grand Slam winner also praised that Mercedes Driver champion mentality. The tennis superstar added, “The guy is such a champion, he’s such a champion mentality the way I look at what he’s training and doing physically and his job is there really aren’t any words for it to be honest.”

“For me he is the greatest driver our generation has ever seen and I am confident that he will break the record of Michael Schumacher, who was also a fabulous driver.”

Williams’ prediction almost came true last year. However, a controversial safety car is ruled out Lewis Chances to win his record-breaking 8th world title.

Lewis Hamilton writes a poignant tribute to GOAT Serena Williams

Before his performance at Zandvoort, Hamilton paid tribute to one of the most famous tennis athletes in history. Serena Williams announced before the start of the US Open that it would be her last tournament. Lewis Hamilton took this opportunity to write an emotional message to the “unique” tennis titanium.

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Hamilton shared on his Instagram, specify, “We’ll never see another Serena again. She is unique. She came through like a wrecking ball and was so spectacular to see.” He continued to admire her ferocity, power and strength of spirit and both.

“To be so brave, black, brave and most of all a kind and caring person is beautiful.”

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Serena Williams of the United States is congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams of the United States after their women’s singles third round match on day five of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Flushing section of the Queens borough of New Zealand York-City. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Lewis added in his post that Serena and her sister Venus Williams inspired him when he was younger. He thanked the sisters for making him believe that people of color could be superheroes too.

The Mercedes driver ended his post by thanking Serena Williams for inspiring him to be better at everything he does. He wished the tennis star luck and happiness in the next chapter of her life before ending his emotional post.

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Despite all the struggles, two black athletes have made it all the way to the top. Isn’t that a wonderful sight? Lewis and Serena Williams definitely raised the bar in their respective sports and proved to the world that if they can do it, too.

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