Serena Williams was hoping to win her eight title at Wimbledon today. Williams fell to Romania’s Simona Halep but she stood tall for equality.
“The day I stop fighting for equality… will be the day I’m in my grave.” After her bold statement, Serena Williams walked off from her news conference.
She took a loss today on the court but she’s been winning off the court.
Williams is the new face of Wheaties cereal, making her the second women’s tennis player on the General Mills cereal brand, after Althea Gibson.
The tennis star is also the recent cover girl of Harper’s Bazaar magazine in which her photos are raw and untouched. Williams shared the photo of the cover with an authentic caption.
“I’ve been called every name in the book. I’ve been shamed because of my body type. I’ve been paid unequally because of my sex.”
— Harper's Bazaar (@harpersbazaarus) July 9, 2019
Billy Jean King, former world No. 1 professional tennis player gave her two cents on Williams.
“She’s got business, a baby, she’s trying to help gender equity … it makes winning a Slam much harder. I would like to see her put everything else aside from that.”
I leave you with this question, why do women have to choose between career and motherhood?