Eurosport celebrates Serena Williams' activism in social change



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Eurosport celebrates Serena Williams' activism in social change

Serena Williams and other champions of tennis and sports in general will be celebrated by Eurosport with a series of 10 digital episodes of 6 minutes each dedicated to sporting icons, pioneers in change in society, in the Trailblazers program.

Trailblazers will be an animation program, and will tell the great feats of sportsmen with an episode every two weeks. As mentioned, there will not only be Serena Williams, but also track and field athlete Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe, Althea Gibbson and Billie-Jean King.

But also Italian Gino Bartali, winner of two Tour de France ten years later, the last after World War II and having saved hundreds of lives by bicycle, and Colin Kaepernick, former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, an American civil rights activist, the first to kneel during the Anthem against racist repressions by the US police.

There will be other sportsmen and sportswoman whom Trailblazers will celebrate in the episodes which will air from February 5th to June 14th 2021.

Serena Williams al Yarra Valley Classic

Serena Williams reached the quarter-finals of the Yarra Valley Classica, in Melbourne.

The American, in a press conference, acknowledged the exceptional nature of the situation, playing the week before the Australian Open. In addition, Serena also talked about some personal aspects of her stay in Melbourne. She said: "Usually in this period I train in the day and go to dinner in Melbourne in the evening to relax, while now there is little relaxation.

But anyway we are all happy to be able to play because we need games and it is very convenient not having to fly from city to city but staying in the same place to get used to the conditions. If there was a way to set it up, this was definitely the right one.

Garbine Muguruza, finalist at the Australian Open last year, left only three games to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Serena at the press conference recognized the exceptional nature of the situation, that is to play the week before the major, but it couldn't be done otherwise.

Usually in this period I train the day and go to dinner at Melbourne in the evening to relax, while now there is little relaxation. But anyway we are all happy to be able to play because we need games and it is very convenient not to have to fly from one city to another but to stay n the same place to get used to the conditions.

If there was a way to set it up, this was definitely the right one." Serena Williams, after the exhibition match she won against Naomi Osaka in Adelaide, returned to the field at the Yarra Valley Classic. The American champion defeated Daria Gavrilova in the second round with a score of 6-1, 6-4 and won the round of 16 of the WTA 500 tournament.

Serena Williams challenged Tsvetana Pironkova in the third round of the WTA event in Melbounre: the American defeated her rival in straight sets, to reach the quarterfinals of the Yarra Valley Classic. In the quarterfinal, Serena will face her countrywoman Danielle Collins.