The Men’s and Women’s tennis tours completely halted a quarter of the season. Sad to say the several lower-ranked tennis players are struggling to make ends meet due to lockdown. For a reason, most of the tennis players seek financial help from tennis bodies all around the world. World Number Nine Serena Williams also worries about financially struggling tennis players.
Nevertheless, Former World Number One Serena Williams donates a lot of face covers for people in need of Los Angeles Southern (California) and West Palm Beach (Florida), in particular to the families of health workers essential in the first line of combat against the COVID-19. And, She competed in a live-streamed tournament of Mario Tennis Aces for a charity purpose.
“It’s a lot of things that bring a lot of questions”- Serena Williams
23 times Grand Slam Champion explained that it is no big deal for who is playing tennis over two decades the same as me. However, this situation affects who is at the beginning of their tennis career.
“I am just as curious as everyone and the sport has been affected. We have people out here in our sport that live to play tennis. So they currently don’t have an income because if they’re not playing and getting paid to go to these tournaments. They don’t have an income so it’s kind of really scary for a lot of players,” Serena Williams said on the Kindred Media Podcast.
I’ve been playing for well over two decades. So I’m in a different position but if you just started it’s not a great place to be in. It’s a lot of things that bring a lot of questions now what’s going to happen or this could happen again or those players prep for it. So how do you make things better for the players who inevitably are the content that tennis has,”
As a consequence, The tennis governing bodies recently raised over $6 million to help lower-ranked players. It planned to decline the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic for about 800 singles and doubles players. Moreover, Tennis Canada announced a grant program to assist professional tennis players.