Former World Number One Serena Williams has always been very vocal about wanting equal rights for men and women. The American has been a part of the long fight for equality in every sphere of life, including her field women tennis.
While talking to actress Natalie Portman at the Serena’s Saturday regards the launch of Angel FC, a new American professional women’s soccer team, Williams talked about equality in professional tennis. The 23-time Grand Slam champion talking about the disparity in representation between the sexes. Moreover, She said, “I’ll look at the schedule and there’s four men’s matches and then two women’s matches and then I feel bad because I’m always one of those women.”
“I literally have said just put me on the second court, so we can have other players have an opportunity on center court,” Serena added.
“Obviously that doesn’t go well in the timings, and they’re like, ‘No, no, no. You need to be on center court’ and I’m like, ‘These other women need a chance and they deserve it, they’ve been working literally their whole lives to have this opportunity.'”, Williams explained.
Serena Williams Wants Equality Everywhere Not Only Tennis
The tennis star has always rooted for equal representation, opportunities, and rights for women in Tennis and has made sure to work towards it.
Moreover, Serena Williams and her family have been interested in promoting the most undervalued sports in the world. As a consequence, Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian recently has invested hugely in the NWSL‘s new team Angel City.
“I’m personally investing on behalf of my family because creating more opportunities in women’s sports is important to my wife Serena Williams and me, and we want to be a part of making a better future for our daughter Olympian Ohanian.” Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian wrote on his Instagram page followed by an investment in the National Women’s Soccer League.
The American professional has constantly fought for equality for women and is determined to do so till she can. To conclude, her calls for equality will not stop anytime soon.