Serena Williams Says 2020 Was a Year Filled with Challenges as She Celebrates Women of Courage
Serena Williams is celebrating strong women in a recent post on her Instagram feed. On the backdrop of a difficult year, the tennis icon wants to put the spotlight on women of courage.
There is no doubt that 23-time Grand Slam champion Seren Williams is both a strong and courageous woman for taking on a sport that often discriminates against women, especially Black women.
Against all odds, Williams has proven herself as the best, time and time again, but her recent social media puts the spotlight on others who have shown courage in their communities.
Serena Williams at Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 on September 23, 2016 in Milan, Italy.| Source: Getty Images
In the post, Williams was dressed in a sizzling hot turtleneck dress with short sleeves. The dress was tight-fitting and showed off her flat abs and curvy body.
The athlete posed with one hand rested just above her ample derriere while she looked right at the camera with a powerful and intense facial expression and her long wavy hair flowing down her back.
Williams' caption on the post was detailed as she described what her social media would comprise over the next few days. She wrote:
"2020 has been a challenging year, but it’s taught us that human connection is everything."
The tennis star revealed that she had partnered with the women-first social media app, Bumble, and selected five women to be featured on Vogue Magazine. She added:
"I love that Bumble is raising the voices of compassionate real women who have been exceptionally strong during this time,”
The list includes a 65-year-old teacher, Deborah Flanagan, who quickly adapted to online teaching to continue educating her students, and Christa Lynch, whose non-profit, Meals On Us, fed her community during the pandemic.
Williams herself recognized the issues faced by different communities when the coronavirus pandemic hit. One of which was the education sector.
Earlier in the year, the celebrated athlete helped donate over four million facemasks and educational materials to schools in need ahead of the school year.
In her personal life, Williams has been affected by the pandemic so much that she joked in an Instagram post that the new normal kids' games included playtime COVID-19 tests with her daughter, Olympia Ohanian.
On the courts, the athlete is preparing for the Australian Tennis Open in February, which will require Williams to undergo several COVID-19 tests and two weeks of quarantine before play-off.