Tag: Sports

Venus Williams: ‘We Have to Work Harder to Earn More Respect’

Venus Williams on Equal Rights for Women: ‘We Have to Work Harder to Earn More Respect’ By Carson Burton Venus Williams, one of the all-time tennis greats, gave a powerful speech about celebrating individuality at Variety‘s Power of Women Event in New York. “My mom is the strongest person I know,” said Williams, whose remarks were pre-taped, in her speech on…

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WTA and Hologic Spotlighting the Importance of Women’s Health

WTA and Hologic Spotlighting the Importance of Women’s Health Special guests and cancer survivors Martina Navratilova and Carla Suarez Navarro spoke candidly about their personal experiences and the benefits of preventive care. MADRID – Tennis legends and cancer survivors Martina Navratilova and Carla Suarez Navarro shared testimonials about the lifesaving importance of preventive care during a May 4, 2022 panel…

Serena Williams: Why Girls Should Stick With Sports

By Michelle Konstantinovsky Serena Williams Serena Williams—yes, the Serena Williams who revolutionized tennis, won more Grand Slam titles than any other player in the Open Era, and earned four Olympic gold medals over the course of her career—made her professional debut when she was 14. While that seems young, many girls are already on their way out of sports by then. In fact, according to the Women’s Sports…

Tokyo Olympics: Athletes to Watch This Summer

No list of Olympic athletes could encompass all the stories of human achievement on display at the Summer Games. But if you’re looking for some names to root for (or against) at the Olympics in Tokyo, here are a few to start with. (Note that some still need to qualify to compete this year.) By The New York Times Gymnastics Simone Biles, United States Biles,…