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Williams vs. Federer – Who Won? We All Did!

January 7, 2019

Inspiration for women, women entrepreneurs, women in sports

As the Washington Post so elegantly stated, “mixed double tennis matches rarely create headlines.” Whether you are a tennis fan or not the statement about this sport event feels true from my experiences. You might not have heard about the historic match with New Year festivities occurring around the time of the extremely special tennis match that took place between Serena Williams and Roger Federer. The ‘tennis titans’ as the article stated played against each other for the first time sure to announce the winner or true “GOAT” in the sport.

“We grew up together, and so having an opportunity after all of these years to play each other — we’ve actually never done this,” Williams stated. “It’s super cool that we actually get to do this, at this pinnacle of both of our careers.” I think I speak for fans of women’s sports to say, it was fantastic to see the two play each other after so much speculation on whether Serena could ever win a match against a man. Just like the memories of the Billie Jean King vs. Bobbie Riggs match, this one proved women can compete with men on the tennis court.

I only wish media would follow more female athletes in their sports stories. I also wish more women and men would compete in sports together educating themselves and the world that women can compete in sports and female athletes are worth watching and supporting financially.

At the end of the recent match, both elite athletes complimented each other on fabulous, strong serves and honesty about their nerves before the match. In the end, Federer‘s team won the match, but I think the spectators of both men’s and women’s sports won on this one.

One Comment leave one →
  1. January 7, 2019 12:59 pm

    I had not heard about this! Thanks so much for sharing!


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