New Delhi: Our lives are about history; about what we do today, which will tomorrow become a part of our past.
On Saturday, Serena Williams — one of the greatest athletes of all time — conquered herself in a record equalling feat.
The American defeated German Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon ladies' final to win her 22nd Grand Slam singles title, equalling Steffi Graf's Open Era record.
And what did she do before such a momentous final?
Read a poem. A poem by fellow African-American Maya Angelou, with every word in the poem reflecting the Serena's self.
Then, "I rise, I rise, I rise," said Serena.
Here's that heart-warming video: