As Serena Williams smashes toward history, her presence has become larger than life. Gatorade commissioned a team of artists from around the world to paint a mural of Williams' 21 grand slam titles.

Each major championship has its own image in the mural, located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, and other nuggets pop up. The artwork was finished Monday night.

With a U.S. Open title, Williams would tie Steffi Graf for most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era (22) and join her as the second player to win a calendar Grand Slam. A seventh U.S. Open crown would also give her the most in the Open Era.

Here are select images from the mural and a time-lapse video:

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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