The 23 grand-slam title female tennis superstar Serena Williams just added another accolade to her legacy with Nike announcing that it’ll be naming its World Headquarters building after her.
“[Serena’s] record in tennis majors—an unmatched 23 singles titles—solidifies her stature as one of the greatest athletes of all time and one of the most inspiring people in sport,” Nike said in a press release.
“What a year it has been. First a grand slam win followed by a awesome baby… than the most magical wedding. What next? How about a building!!…,” Williams wrote on Instagram. “Nike announced yesterday that one of its new world headquarters buildings will be named after me. It will be the biggest on campus and is scheduled to open in 2019. I am honored and grateful!”
Slated for completion in 2019, the Serena Williams Building will be the biggest structure at Nike’s World Headquarters at more than 1 million square feet covering nearly three city blocks.
Before she can see the massive structure come to life, Serena will aim to add another Grand Slam title to her record haul. Returning from maternity leave after the birth of daughter Alexis Olympia, defending champion Serena’s name features on the 2018 Australian Open entry list.