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Serena Williams Vows to Continue "Fighting For Equality" Until "The Day I'm In My Grave"

July 15, 2019
(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Serena Williams may have lost her Wimbledon final match in straight sets to Simona Halep, but the superstar certainly had the last word at a post-set press conference. As the interview was winding down, a journalist asked if she had a response to recent comments (including from tennis icon Billie Jean King) that suggested Williams should focus on tennis and take a breather from celebrity and activism. “Well, the day I stop fighting for equality, and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave," she said, and punctuated her statement with a decisive head nod.