Venus Williams attacks the inequality in the sport

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Venus Williams was the first tennis player african american in the Open Era to occupy the first place in the ranking of the WTA. In the decade 2000-2010 was the player most successful at Wimbledon, with 5 wins in 8 finals (4 of which were consecutive, from 2000 to 2003) and is one of the five tennis players (after Martina Navrátilová, Steffi Graf , Serena Williams and Billie Jean King) who have achieved this surprising result.

In a long interview with Kathy Goats, Forbes, the former world no. 1 discussed his battle for the rights of female athletes: “For me it was simple and clear; it was to defend what he believed was right.

Tennis has given me many opportunities in life, including a platform, so when the opportunity came to fight for women all over the sport, it was an easy decision. I spoke so much for me as for the people in all parties who faced or would face, the same type of injustice in their lives.

I am glad that you have been able to create a ripple effect and set a precedent. There have been many positive changes since then, and still need a lot of positive changes, but I’m happy to have been able to do my part and will continue to do so until it is no longer necessary to maintain a conversation.

It is amazing to see how the discussions around equal pay have evolved over the years: it is a global problem that has finally become a global movement. But the fact that it is still a conversation means that there is still work to be done.

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The wage gap is only one element of the general problem of inequality, with which many people are too familiar with. I will be really happy when the differences between men and women no longer have to be a discussion and all are loved and respected for the person that you are,” said Venus.

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