Serena Williams might be born and made in Compton, California, but a newly created mural on display in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (the corners of Kent Avenue and Grand Street), is spreading major love to the tennis champion, in a very Brooklyn way.
Gatorade commissioned artists from around the world to create 21 pieces of art that celebrate each of Serena's major wins. Titled, "Serena 21," the pieces were hand painted on a 13' x 90' outdoor wall in Williamsburg, Each piece of art has historical meaning to each of Serena's major victories.
In addition to the mural, Gatorade also produced a television spot celebrating Williams' storied career. It opens with vintage footage of Williams in Compton, being asked, "If you were a tennis player, who would you want to be like?" Then, it cuts to footage of Williams' memorable wins and losses, including critics both doubting and praising Williams along the way. It concludes with a young and confident Williams boldly declaring, "Well, I'd like other people to be like me."