Serena Williams reads 'Still I Rise' By Maya Angelou


Need some motivation this week? Check out Serena Williams' recitation of "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou. The video aired during the Saturday BBC broadcast of Wimbledon 2016, before Williams won, but she echoed the same sentiments after the match, saying "I didn’t come from any money or anything, but I did have a dream and I did have hope. That’s really all you need."

Watch the video below and click through for more from Elle UK. - Serena Williams single-handedly restored our faith in humanity when she won an historic 22nd Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2016.

With fierce power, commitment and focus, Williams defeated her opponent, Germany's Angelique Kerber in straight sets.

If you want an insight into what drives the Wimbledon 7 time champion, watch this spine-tingling video of her reciting Maya Angelou's poem, 'Still I Rise'.

The BBC sure know how to do a montage: