At this year’s US Open, Serena Williams has the chance to make history when she challenges for a record 23rd Grand Slam title: dizzying numbers which mark the youngest Williams sister out as not just one of the greats of tennis, but wider sport.

Another consistency in a career which has spanned over 20 years – aside from dominance on the court – has been the presence of Nike, whose latest sponsorship deal with the star is rumored to run to the tune of some $55 million.

For their latest advertisement, as part of the "Unlimited Greatness" campaign, the brand chart the rise of Serena from the courts of Compton, through to Grand Slam glory, injuries and comeback, before proclaiming her as “the greatest athlete ever.” For that sort of money, you’d think so.

Check out the video above, and then find out how tennis balls are made.

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