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Serena Williams Shocked By Violence African-American Women Face

In an interview with Huffington Post, 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams commented on the violence abuse that several African-American women face in their lives. “In the US one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and in almost every case, financial abuse also occurs,” said Serena.

“Every time I say this statistic out loud it shocks me — that one woman could be a friend, a family member, a colleague. We have to do better and get those numbers down. One of the most invisible forms of domestic violence is financial abuse.

Abusers use finances as a weapon that keep victims trapped in toxic and dangerous relationships.” Commenting on how black people have been perceived in the tennis world after Williams sisters’ breakthrough on the Tour, D.A.

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Abrams, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the U.S. Tennis Association, said: “There’s certainly more diverse activity from an ethnic standpoint since they came on the scene. At junior tournaments at higher levels, they’re more diverse ethnically than they were in the past.”

Canada’s Francoise Abanda said: “I grew up watching the Williams sisters. I appreciate Venus, who is playing for so long and at a high level. They have really big power games and maximize them.” Serena Williams is currently training in Florida alongside her coach Patrick Mouratoglou and some other fellow Mouratoglou Academy proteges, including Coco Gauff.

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