World’s number one female tennis player, Serena Williams has expressed her grief over the death of former South African President, Nelson Mandela.
The tennis star described the Nobel laureate winner, popularly called ‘Madiba’, as a man whose ‘one life’ changed many other lives.
Williams further stated that the legendary anti-Apartheid revolutionary was an individual who led one of the most ‘impactful lives of our time’.
The US Open champ took to her twitter handle,@serenawilliams, to express her dismay over the death of the man who died of a protracted lung infection.
“Nelson Mandela led one of the most impactul lives of our time. Meeting him helped me understand life is full of ups and downs…
“But how you recover from the downs and how you can help people no matter what race or background by your choices and decisions matters” she tweeted on hearing about the demise of the first black South African President.
Mandela died in his Johannesburg home in South Africa on Thursday, 5 December, 2013 where he had returned to receive intensive care from his protracted lung infection after staying in the hospital for three months.