I could write for hours about Serena Williams and how she has dominated the tennis world since starting her professional career back in 1995. She has 71 career titles, a 775-129 record and currently ranks No. 2 overall in Singles play. Her record in doubles is 184-30 , she has 23 titles and was ranked as high as No. 1 during her career. There is nothing in the sport she hasn’t done but the journey has been a very difficult and unique one. Serena hasn’t always been welcomed by cheers. She’s faced boos, unfair criticism and unfair slander for many of the wrong reason.
Serena has always been vocal about her feelings towards the sport. She entered with the odds being against her as a young black women in a white dominate sport. She wasn’t accepted by many simply because of her skin color and body type. Serena boycotted Indian Well for 14 years after racist remarks were shouted at her. There were other very controversial situations during the 2004, 2009, and 2011 US Open that left Serena and her fans shaking their heads.
Serena decided to do a tell all sit down interview with Common, her former love interest. She shares a closer look at some of the struggles she faced as a Black Women in a predominantly white sport. She also speaks on opening doors for other black women in sports, the role her parents played in her life, if she ever gets discouraged and a host of other things.
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