There is so much to know about Serena Williams right now. With a U.S. Open victory, she can become the first woman to win seven U.S. Opens and equal Steffi Graf as the second player with 22 Grand Slams and second woman with a calendar Grand Slam.

The story started three decades ago when a toddler Williams moved to Compton, California, and started playing tennis. Gatorade capture's Williams' journey to greatness in a bone-chilling one-minute video, "Unmatched."

When a kid Williams is asked what tennis player she would like to be like, she answers, "I would like other people to be like me." Confident from the beginning.

The video is similar to Gatorade's 2014 ad of Derek Jeter traveling through New York in his final season. But that depicted a player's retirement. Williams, at nearly 34, is dominating her sport.

Gatorade also complemented the ad's launch with a 13-foot x 90-foot outdoor mural in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Each image on the wall portrays one of Williams' 21 Grand Slam titles.

Highlights Of 'Serena 21' Mural


1999 U.S. Open

Serena won her first grand slam at age 17.


2002 U.S. Open

Serena captured her second grand slam by knocking off sister Venus.


2003 Australian Open

Serena's first Australian Open included a finals win over Venus (bottom middle).


2003 Wimbledon

After dropping the first set to Venus, Serena powered back for her sixth grand slam title and fifth championship win versus her older sister.


2008 U.S. Open

Serena won the nation's champion for third time with a victory over Jelena Jankovic.


2008 U.S. Open

Serena won the nation's champion for third time with a victory over Jelena Jankovic.


2009 Australian Open

Serena won her tenth grand slam against Dinara Safina in a final that included a 6-0 first set (middle).


2010 Wimbledon

Serena did not drop a set en route to back-to-back titles in the UK (bottom middle)


2013 French Open

It took 11 years for Serena to reclaim the Roland Garros podium after her first Paris title in 2002. She now has three French Open crowns (bottom left).


2014 U.S. Open

Serena's latest U.S. Open title, her sixth overall, came against close friend Caroline Wozniacki.


2015 Australian Open

Serena's Aussie Open win earlier this year was her third grand slam title victory against rival Maria Sharapova.


2015 Wimbledon

Serena's 6-4, 6-4 disposal of Garbiñe Muguruza marked the second time Serena won the "Serena Slam" of four straight majors from the U.S. Open to Wimbledon.


21 Grand Slam Titles

Serena is one grand slam championship away from tying Steffi Graf's Open Era record of 22.


International Impact

Gatorade commissioned artists from around the world to depict Serena's accomplishments.



'Serena 21' is featured on a 13' x 90' outdoor wall in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Ready For U.S. Open

The wall was completed on Monday night, while Serena won her first round match against Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0, 2-0, ret.


Smashing Toward History

With a U.S. Open title, Serena would become the only player other than Graf to win the calendar grand slam in the Open Era.


Consecutive Wins

Serena can win her fourth straight U.S. Open, a feat only accomplished by Chris Evert in the Open Era.


U.S. Open Glory

A U.S. Open title would give Serena the all-time record of seven U.S. Open championships.


Serena's Popularity

It is believed this year is the first time the U.S. Open women's final sold out before the men's final.



Serena's sponsor commissioned the mural.


The Titles

Serena's 21 grand slam titles in pictures.

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