Serena Williams has a message for critics who want her to be silent about social issues and just play tennis.
"The day I stop fighting for equality and for people who look like you and me will be the day I am in my grave," Williams swore at a press conference on Saturday.
Comments were made quickly by the football sensation Megan Rapinoe repeated.
"Do you know what? I will fight for myself, for my team and for every single person every day, "said Rapinoe on NBC, adding:
" Man, woman, immigrant, US citizen, colored person, whatever it is , "Equal pay," as the great Serena Williams said, "until I am in my grave." Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles, narrowly failed on Saturday when she tried to tie Margaret Court's record
During her career, Williams had to deal with numerous critics because she was open to topics such as sexism, racism and the gender pay gap, especially in relation to women of color. But more recently, this review came from a surprising source: tennis legend and activist Billie Jean King.
King suggested that Williams should stop being a celebrity for a year and a year if he wanted to make a record half.
"No more Met Galas," King told the BBC. "Just stop all this madness because she's trying to be everything."
King quickly added that this advice was for Williams if their main goal was to continue breaking tennis records.
"If she's happy as she is, then good," King said.
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