The tennis star gave a frank response to a reporter.
Serena Williams may have lost Wimbledon, but that won’t stop her from focusing on her activism.
During a post-match press conference, Williams was asked to respond to fellow tennis icon Billie Jean King’s recent comments that if Williams wants to win another championship, she should focus more on tennis and less on all the other amazing things she’s doing.
“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,” Williams said before leaving the stand.
In June, King said Williams was doing too much and would have to hunker down and focus on tennis if she wanted to win at Wimbledon. The comments did not appear to be ill willed.
After the press conference on Saturday, King tweeted that she “would never ask anyone to stop fighting for equality.”