Serena Williams Is Calling Out Racism in Health Care

Mar 09, 2018, 09:04
Serena Williams Is Calling Out Racism in Health Care

There are precedents for mothers winning Grand Slam titles, most recently Kim Clijsters, who claimed three of her four Majors after giving birth to her first child in 2008.

Mixing 27 unforced errors with 34 winners, it was far from easy for the unseeded Williams on the slow hardcourt in Indian Wells.

Both sisters are competing in the WTA Indian Wells tournament and they landed in the same portion of the draw meaning they could face each other in the third round.

"It was incredible", Williams said on court after the match.

Maybe on clay [because] it's her weakest surface. She plays Naomi Osaka of Japan on Wednesday.

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"Serena told me that Olympia thinks Leo is her boyfriend", Azarenka said before Williams concurred. "I just want to do the best that I can".

"I can't go and say I expect to lose because that is something I will never say". Navratilova further added that Serena's game style is something that will help her get back to the top.

But Williams says she's aiming to be back at her best - apparently more than comfortable with coach Patrick Mouratoglou's comments to wtatennis.com that her goal for this season "will be to win Grand Slams".

Had the tennis superstar not known her body as well as she did and advocated for doctors to listen to her, she might not be here today.

She is now healthy again, but skipped this year's Australian Open because she did not consider herself ready for the tournament.

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Williams was pregnant when she lifted the trophy in Melbourne a year ago, and missed the rest of 2017 awaiting the birth of her daughter in September.

Williams dropped the first two points, but quickly had a break point attempt in the first game.

A couple of forehand winners and a service victor saw Williams take an 8-4 lead, and she finally finished it off with another winning serve.

In one respect, she has already beaten the Australian.

That, and the chance to stick it to those who've tried to put her and her fellow females down all her life. How am I going to explain to my daughter that she is getting less than my son? BT Sport is the live home of 52 WTA events per season - find out how we get you live in just 15 minutes right here. But I'm getting there and every day is a new day and every day I should be getting better.

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