MINNEAPOLIS — Serena Williams, one of the world’s top and most decorated tennis players, will be the next athlete to be featured on the cover of General Mills, Inc.’s Wheaties cereal box.

“Serena exemplifies all of the personal attributes that Wheaties looks for when choosing who its next champion will be,” said Tiffani Daniels, marketing manager for Wheaties. “On the court she has been named the women’s most valuable player seven times, while off the court she uses her voice to inspire and spark change to make the world a better place.”

Ms. Williams has established herself as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, winning 23 grand slam singles titles and 14 grand slam doubles titles. Along with her many professional career accomplishments, Ms. Williams also represented the United States in four Summer Olympic games, winning four gold medals in both singles and doubles play.

“I am so excited to be on the cover of the next Wheaties box,” Ms. Williams said. “I have dreamt of this since I was a young woman, and it’s an honor to join the ranks of some of America’s most decorated athletes. I hope my image on this iconic orange box will inspire the next generation of girls and athletes to dream big.”

Ms. Williams’ limited-edition Wheaties box will be widely available nationally in the next several weeks.