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Serena calls for equality in tennis on International Women's Day

Serena calls for equality in tennis on International Women's Day

Williams wrote, "Thursday, the day I play my very first match, marks global women's day".

Williams, who spoke about plans to set up a WTA Tour event in Africa for the first time, told BBC Sport that this was something she had "thought about". "I just want to do the best that I can".

Maybe on clay [because] it's her weakest surface.

The world No4 picked up the Premier titles in Brisbane and Dubai, reached the quarters of the Australian Open, and last night, in one of tennis's most famous venues, New York's Madison Square Gardens, she even picked up the quarter-million-dollar title in the exhibition knock-out event, Tie-Break-Tens-and amid some pretty formidable competition.

She gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia on September 1 and has since been working her way back to fitness. I wouldn't be surprised if she wins [at Indian Wells], impressed yes, but not surprised.

"I do not know if my shoulder and my knees are going to hold, there are so many question marks", she said. She announced on Wednesday that she will be participating in the BNP Paribas Open, otherwise known as the 2018 Indian Wells Masters, on Thursday. "She is a very special and what she has done for women s tennis is huge".

The tennis star posted the video of her daughter on Snapchat and also went live on Instagram to flaunt her baby's swag.

"I have this undying drive to be the best that I can be", she said. "Everybody says she's the greatest and I believe that". For sure she is going to be a little bit nervous.

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.

Yet with all respect to the fine 23-year-old player from the Ukraine, she was probably not the main attraction for the packed MSG.

The record Serena really wants to take is Court's all-time tally of Slam singles titles - 24 - three of which came when she was already a mum.


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