American Serena Williams noted at Wimbledon on Saturday after giving in to the final against Romanian Simona Halep that «the day she stops fighting for equality will be the day she will be «in the grave.»
So resoundingly Serena was asked by a question about whether she would continue to fight for equality, or as Billie Jean King recommended, she would stay alone for a year focused on her tennis.
«The day I stop fighting for equality and for people like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave,» said Serena, who admitted that logically time passes and is no longer the same.
«Obviously my thoughts are not the same as I was in my 20s. Now in every final I play, everyone expects me to emerge victorious. In recent months, every final I’ve played I’ve had to make an enormous effort to get to it,» he said
«I don’t know if I have a lot of tension in the finals or what happens to me, but all I can say is that my opponent played at a fantastic level today,» the Williams minor said after receiving a 6-2, 6-2 scoreline in 56 minutes.
It should be noted that Serena Williams not only wants to be an example to those who consider a career in the tennis world but also an example to all those who fight for gender equality.
And even though in Grand Slam tournaments men and women make the same amount of prize money, there is overall a big pay gap and, in total, there is less prize money in women’s tennis, so Serena Williams has won several million dollars less than Novak Djokovic, though he has many more Grand Slam singles titles.