Ten­nis - Ser­ena Wil­liams: Women ‘must con­tinue to dream big'

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ser­ena Wil­liams has penned an open let­ter call­ing out what she sees as dou­ble stan­dards faced by women in sports. The 22-time Grand Slam cham­pion writes that women "are con­stantly re­minded" they aren't men. She says peo­ple call her one of the "world's great­est fe­male ath­letes," but notes that male ath­letes such as LeBron James, Roger Fed­erer and Tiger Woods aren't de­scribed by their gen­der. Wil­liams says the equal pay is­sue frus­trates her be­cause women "have done the same work and made the same sac­ri­fices as our male coun­ter­parts." She says women "must con­tinue to dream big" to "em­power the next gen­er­a­tion of women to be just as bold in their pur­suits." The let­ter was pub­lished in Porter Mag­a­zine and re­pub­lished by Bri­tish news­pa­per The Guardian .

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