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“I Have Always Been Proud To Be Who I am, To Be Black” – Serena Williams

Serena Williams

One of the heroes of the African-American Serena Williams continues to raise her voice against racism. Meanwhile, Her husband Alexis Ohanian resigned from the Reddit board for supports to the protests over the death of George Floyds. Following the resignation, Former World No.01, Serena Williams had an amazing conversation with her proudly husband Alexis Ohanian.

In the special chat with her cute pair Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams spoke about her personal experience of being a black woman in the tennis world and the United States. On the other hand, she mentioned the Black Lives Matter protests in America. 

Serena explained that Personally, there’s no better time to be the color that I am,” says one of the all-time greatest players. “There’s no better time to be Black. I’m proud. I’ve always been proud to be who I am, to be black.”

Serena Williams

Besides, Williams also said that the color of her skin made her so strong, “I just feel like I wouldn’t be who I am, I wouldn’t be as strong as I am, I wouldn’t be able to be as amazing as I have been so far in my career—I wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t Black.”

“All Credit Goes To My Parents”-Serena Williams

In Serena Williams’ success, there is huge support from her parents. Every time she goes to the tennis court there is a positive approach in her game. This positive mindset, “I get that from my parents” said as a 38-year-old Tennis great.

Serena Williams family

“They just really taught me the power of loving yourself and it is really now more than ever a great time to love yourself and a great time to support yourself”, Serena shared the impact of the parents on her life. 

Read More: “I Believe In The Bible” – Serena Williams Opens Up To Alexis Ohanian About Her Skin Color

I entered a sport that was all white. It definitely wasn’t easy looking back,” she reminisced. “I was also very young, and I just adapted. I wasn’t there to be besties with anybody, I was just there to play tennis”, Serena Williams recalled her the early stages of the tennis career. 

Published : 5:42 PM, Wed, 10 June 2020

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Santosh Naik

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