It's official: Serena Williams is the greatest of all time.
Well, it's almost official: Serena took her total of grand slam singles titles to 22 by beating Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final, levelling Steffi Graf's open era record.
So she needs one more to beat Graf - and three more to overtake Margaret Court, the majority of whose 24 titles came before the start of the open era - but pretty much everyone is agreed that, in reality, she's out on her own.
Congratulations to the best ever! Serena Williams ! Amazing achievement ???
-- Kim Clijsters (@Clijsterskim) July 9, 2016
-- Alize Cornet (@alizecornet) July 9, 2016
-- Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) July 9, 2016
That was the view of her fellow pros - and pretty much everyone agreed with them.
#Serena ?? I bow down. And am simultaneously uplifted.
-- kerry washington (@kerrywashington) July 9, 2016
Serena Williams is the greatest living athlete. Across all sports. ??
-- Imani Gandy (@AngryBlackLady) July 9, 2016
Congrats to the greatest tennis player ever Serena #Wimbledon
-- Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 9, 2016
Go on Serena.. absolute greatest of all time ? #WimbledonFinal
-- Hayley B (@Hayles_101) July 9, 2016
SERENA!!!! 7-5, 6-3. 22 GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIPS. The GOAT.
-- Jessica Luther (@scATX) July 9, 2016
serena is not only the greatest tennis player, but she's the greatest athlete.
-- (@beyonseh) July 9, 2016
Easy to debate GOAT in any sport but not much question about Serena having that status.
-- Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) July 9, 2016
But more than that, this win seemed to carry a greater significance given everything happening in America right now.
-- Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) July 9, 2016
In the midst of everything the Black community is facing, Serena Williams' Grand Slam win is a ray of sunshine.
-- Whitley Trillbert (@AudrianaLatrice) July 9, 2016
This is such an important time for Serena to have won Wimbledon #BlackGirlMagic
-- I Matter (@AyannaAmira) July 9, 2016
SERENA! HOW'S THAT FOR A BEACON OF LIGHT TODAY!!!!???
-- Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) July 9, 2016
Black folk: We so exhausted, lord. Where is the peace?
Serena: I got y'all. pic.twitter.com/Jf8LgZBpCC
-- Thong Sandal Shawty (@tdouble_u) July 9, 2016
It all goes to show: Serena is a hero in more ways than one.