One of the greatest tennis players of all time - Serena Williams recently revealed the US women's soccer team have inspired her following their equal pay lawsuit. They are in the process of suing the US Soccer Federation for gender discrimination.
She further added that she looks up to players like Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan for using their voices to promote gender discrimination. Speaking to Business Insider, Williams commented, "They have really been champions and have been using their voices in the biggest of ways.
They inspire me”. "Those women are — oh my gosh — I admire them so much, and I look up to them so much. They encourage me to want to continue to fight, and that's what it's all about. I have to look at myself and say 'Am I doing enough? I always thought I did enough, but can I do more?' and I felt like I could."
But Serena did not hesitate in adding that more efforts need to be put to promote gender equality. "There's so many other things — equal playing time on show courts or conditions of locker rooms or treatments or facilities”.
"There's so many things; I could go on and on... It's good for anyone — it doesn't have to be me — to speak up and to take on this role because our voices need to be heard."