A day before playing in the final in the year 2005 at the All England Club, the former world no. 1, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, there she urged the French Open and Wimbledon to offer equal pay to male and female players.
“I said: ‘When we are on the court holding tennis racket in hand, all of our hearts beat in the same manner. If you will close your eyes, you won’t be able to really judge who is next to you, who’s a woman and who’s a man.’ She then asked the people sitting there, think about their, sisters and daughters. How would they like them to be treated?” Williams recalled. “We don’t realize, sometimes, we lose track of, our own bias and we confront our own prejudice. We have to confront ourselves.”
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Lakeisha who is the second wife of Serena Williams’ dad has accused Serena of forcing her to leave the house she is living in currently with the only kid that she has.
That house which Lakeisha is living in is situated in Palm Beach area of Florida and is registered in the name of Serena and her dad.
As per Lakeisha, the advocates of Serena have asked her to get herself and her kid out of that house at the earliest and have also warned her that if she doesn’t follow their orders and doesn’t vacate the house, they will put another lock on the gate of the house.
Lakeisha has given this statement to the court which is looking into the divorce case of her and her husband who happens to be Serena’s dad.
Lakeisha has also let the court know that he she desperately requires some cash to look after her kid and for that she wants the real estate which she has the joint ownership of along with her husband to be put on sale. Continue reading Lakeisha accuses Serena Williams
Serena Williams is arguably the most outstanding female tennis star of all time. She has so many qualities to be desired that are age defying.
The Williams sisters turned pro at the age of 14, yet they remain very relevant two decades after. The younger generation have always been proving a point against tennis veterans for long but it remains a major task for tennis veterans to keep up the pace as they grow older.
Tracy Austin won the US Open at 16 years far back in 1979. Martina Hingis won the Australian Open at same 16 years in 1997, while Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon at 17 years. The Williams sisters started dominating the world of tennis from a very young age but they have kept at it in defying the age logic, especially Serena. The younger generation of tennis players shock the world by defeating established tennis stars to win titles but the task has been relevance thereafter. Continue reading SERENA KEEPS DEFILING TENNIS STEREOTYPES
American tennis super star Serena Williams has sent a loving message to her unborn child as she maintains her No. 1 spot in the new WTA rankings.
Williams celebrated the news by posting a heart warming message on her Instagram profile.
“My Dearest Baby, You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. Once again today.On @alexisohanianbday. From the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. –Your Mommy,” her message read. Continue reading SERENA WILLIAMS SEND WARM MESSAGE TO UNBORN CHILD
Some of the biggest stars in the sports world in America made out time to comment on Tom Brady being the Greatest of All Time – GOAT.
Basketball topshot LeBron James, Women tennis GOAT Serne Williams, Olympics legend Michael Phelps and one of the most talented and respected golf star to lead the next generation Jordan Spieth all joined in to talk about the Supe Bowl winner.
Williams, who won her 23rd career Grand Slam title recently in Australia, said that Brady’s consistency is top notch.
“The hardest part about sustaining greatness over a period of time is people wanting to catch up with you and you having to do things better, you having to surprise people,” Williams said.
“He wasn’t intimated by the situation. He kind of looked it right in the eye and he was like, ‘I’m going to take you down, and I don’t care who I’m playing against, I don’t care what statistics say. I’m going to do this,” she added. Continue reading TOP STARS COMMEND FOOTBALL STAR BRADY
It’s been a rough 2016 for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) which was once promising as it has had to reduce its originally intended format to three cities from five.
That was just the beginning of its woes as reports coming in have alleged the pull out of two of the biggest names in the tennis world from the tournament. As such, the competition this year will not be featuring the duo of Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
The founder and Managing Director of the IPTL in a recently released statement, had said,
“We have had challenges this year, and we were hoping to get past them.
“With the current economic climate in India and the uncertainty of spending money, I reached out to both Roger and Serena to explain the situation. They have both been very supportive of the IPTL the first two seasons and we look forward to bringing them in future years.” Continue reading SERENA WILLIAMS, ROGER FEDERER PULLS OUT OF IPTL