As young as 14 years of age, Serena Williams became a professional tennis player in 1995, and in 1998, she won her first match at a Grand Slam competition. From that point forward, the tennis star has ascended to higher statures in the world of tennis. Williams has won incalculable number of tennis match-ups and awards including the Grand Slam. Huge number of tennis lovers and fans has so kind of exceptional love for the 39 year old, who has been enlivened with loads of honours.
In a recent articulation, Williams has made a stunning disclosure which suggests that, she has been ‘underpaid and underestimated’ in tennis because of her race. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has ruled women’s’ tennis for most of her career, and still remains among the top picks for all competition even at her age. In an interview with British Vogue Magazine, Williams stated that, during all these years in the game, she has confronted loads of challenges. And that, she believes she has not been treated well in tennis taking everything into account. She blames every one of her challenges for her skin colour, and paying little mind to all these, she will never change her skin tone to be lighter.
According to the tennis genius, she prefers her skin colour and expressed:
“I like who I am, I like how I look, and I love representing the beautiful, dark women out there. For me, it’s perfect. I wouldn’t want it any other way. Now, we as Black people have a voice. At the end of May, I had so many people who were white writing to me saying, ‘I’m sorry for everything you’ve had to go through. I think for a minute they started — not to understand, because I don’t think you can understand — but they started to see. I was like, ‘Well, you didn’t see any of this before? I’ve been talking about this my whole career. It’s been one thing after another”.