Nov 30, 2016
By Michael Kramer
An open letter from tennis superstar Serena Williams calls out what she sees as double standards faced by women in sports.
Williams writes that women “are constantly reminded” they aren’t men.
And the 22-time Grand Slam Champion says she’s often referred to as “one of the world’s greatest female athletes,” – but she notes that male athletes such as LeBron James, Roger Federer and Tiger Woods aren’t described by their gender.
Williams also says the equal pay issue frustrates her because women “have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts.”
The U.S. tennis great says women “must continue to dream big – to empower the next generation of women – to be just as bold in their pursuits.”
Porter Magazine published the letter – and it was republished by the British newspaper The Guardian .