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Serena Williams Is Getting a Nike Headquarters Building Named After Her

Serena Williams
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Serena Williams attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on Nov. 13, 2017 in New York City. 

The building will be the largest on Nike’s world headquarters campus, measuring over one million square feet.

Fifteen years after Serena Williams landed her first Nike sponsorship, the tennis champion is getting her very own building at the sportswear brand’s world headquarters.

On Thursday (Dec. 7), the 36-year-old new mom shared the news via Instagram, captioning her post: “What a year it has been. First a grand slam win followed by a awesome baby... than the most magical wedding. What next? How about a building!!... Nike announced yesterday that one of its new world headquarters buildings will be named after me. It will be the biggest on campus and is scheduled to open in 2019. I am honored and grateful! #TeamNike @nike”

Nike’s Serena Williams building is set to measure over one million square feet upon completion in 2019, making it the largest on its campus. “Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time, one of the most inspiring people in sport, and a dominating presence on and off the court,” Nike told Money. “She has won Wimbledon seven times, the US Open six times, and more Grand Slam tennis titles – 23 – than any man or woman in history.”

The world’s highest-paid female athlete also teased a new shoe collaboration with the powerhouse on Monday (Dec. 11), sporting sneakers boasting a glimmering gold heel and sole, paired with matching gold and white socks.

 

Be excited. Be very excited....

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