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Serena Williams is the undeniable GOAT, or all-time greatest, of tennis, so it feels really good for her to get a private GOAT hashtag emoji (aka hashmoji) on Twitter. Williams is just the second lady to receive GOAT hashmoji therapy, after none other than Simone Biles, who got hers earlier than the final 12 months of the 2021 Olympics. While Biles’ GOAT (actually) did the splits, Williams’ midserve is depicted, certainly wearing one of her signature multi-layer tennis skirts. The hashmoji is routinely populated when customers tweet #Serena, #SerenaWilliams, or #ThankYouSerena.
The Twitter nod comes simply because Williams is poised to start enjoying the US Open, which she has hinted could also be her last capable match before retirement, or as Williams calls it, her “evolution.” The 23-time Grand Slam winner has bundled emotions about ending her tennis profession. “It’s the hardest factor I ever think about,” she said in a Vogue story about the hood earlier this month. “I hate that I have to stand at this crossroads. . . . It doesn’t have to be over, but at the same time I’m prepared for what’s to come.”
23 grand slams. 4 gold medals. 27 years of dominance
— Twitter Sports Activities (@TwitterSports) 29 August 2022
Meanwhile, tributes are already pouring in, along with a Beyoncé-reported ad from longtime sponsor Gatorade; grateful feedback from opponents such as Naomi Osaka, who is known as Williams “the most important push in the sport”; and, in fact, the brand new GOAT hashmoji on Twitter. Williams may be reaching the pinnacle of her storied profession, but FWIW, Twitter says she’s as influential as ever. She was among the many top 20 women’s athletes with essentially the most new followers in the past 12 months, according to a Twitter representative, and followers are clearly aware of her GOAT status: the goat is the most used emoji in international tweets about Williams in 2022. The private GOAT hashmoji is reserved in the best way for truly elite, once-in-a-generation athletes. Along with Biles, Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are several athletes to take the credit.
Williams’ first US Open game is scheduled for today at 7 p.m. ET, and she or he will compete in the doubles starting Wednesday, along with her sister Venus Williams. The hashmoji is now staying, so tweet away.
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