Tennis Great Serena Williams Stars in Pro-Woman Ad During Oscars

Ross Houston
March 6, 2018

The film then flashes forward to scenes of her powerful tennis game with her voiceover stating how she pushed past all the calls of why she could never succeed. When they discovered Monday's event fell right around Claudia's 74th birthday, the Long Island residents knew watching one of the best to ever play was the ideal way to celebrate. Williams ended up bowing out in the semifinals.

"I definitely think Serena will be [in contention to win again], maybe not the first one or two tournaments but by the time the French Open and Wimbledon come around for sure", Seles told Omnisport, speaking courtesy of the Laureus World Sports Awards.

She was playing in a unique eight-woman tournament that dates to 2015.

The ad depicts video of Williams performing her work on the court as she narrates.

Venus Williams, who also played in the Tie Break Tens event, says that while her sister may be taking things slow, the talent is still there.

Eileen Carlin of NY had never been to a tennis match, but wanted to see Serena play in person.

Serena Williams has "high expectations" ahead of her eagerly anticipated return to the WTA Tour at the Indian Wells Masters.

That ad, which followed a performance of "This Is Me", features Serena Williams spreading the message that "there's no wrong way to be a woman". She doesn't just want to show up and give somebody a leg up so they can say "oh I beat Serena". "I'm pretty good, but Serena has been playing for 30 years so I'm not as good as her yet".

The 23-time grand slam singles victor gave birth to daughter Olympia on September 1 and has been working her way back to fitness. The US Open is going to be tough because it's on a hard court, it's hot. "I'd be surprised if she won two; I would bet on her to win one".

Evert still hits the courts nearly daily at her tennis academy in Boca Raton, Florida. Unfortunately, she couldn't take advantage of match point and a pair of double-faults allowed Zhang to take advantage.

"She's got power, depth".

"Serena is my favorite", said 7-year-old Ava Brewer of Harlem, who was attending with her father, Ty.

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