Serena Williams has a lot of fans. After all, the 33-year-old is an American professional tennis player who is ranked No. 1 in women’s singles tennis. The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her world No. 1 in singles on six separate occasions. Because of a posting that went viral on social media, it has become widely known who Serena Williams’ biggest fan is, according to The Washington Post on Sept. 10.
Because of a Facebook video that went viral on Sept. 3, it has become widely known that Serena Williams’ biggest fan is actually three-year-old Mykal-Michelle Harris, who is nicknamed Mimi. The child’s mother, Kimberly J. Harris, posted the video, in which the girl describes playing tennis and being “like Serena Williams.” In the video Mimi said, “I look like Serena Williams. Because I just shoot it, and it goes way up in the air, BAM! I was just like Serena Williams.” Mimi holds a Sports Illustrated magazine with Serena on the cover.
ABC News reported that the video has been viewed over a million times. Apparently Serena saw the video because on Sept. 10, the tennis champion sent Mimi tickets to attend the U.S. Open finals at Flushing Meadows in New York City. Serena also sent along some autographed memorabilia.
Mimi and her mother from New Jersey appeared on “Good Morning America” on Thursday. Mimi said that she wants to play tennis like Serena, and she would probably beat Serena. When she was given a tennis racket, she showed the co-hosts how she would beat Serena in a game of tennis.