Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe are both inspirations for the black community. Both managed to come out from a not-so-easy environment to reach stardom. While Serena was helped by his now-legendary father Richard to achieve greatness, Frances picked up the passion for tennis as his father was a janitor at a tennis center after he emigrated from Sierra Leone.
Frances, like some other players, expressed his adversity on social media. He put together an inspiring video with people of color working in the tennis industry, raising their hands in protest against (some) police violence against the black community.
Serena, James Blake, Gael Monfils, Naomi Osaka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and Coco Gauff are among the top personalities being part of the following video.
Serena thanked Frances for this.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) June 1, 2020
Serena Williams in 2020
Now ranked no.9, Serena played her last match on the 8th of February when she capitulated to Anastasija Sevastova 7-65 3-6 7-64 in the Rubber 4 of the Fed Cup.
Currently, this season Serena Williams has a 8-2 win-loss record. Serena Williams has won 1 title in Auckland.
Frances Tiafoe in 2020
Now ranked no.81, Tiafoe played his last match on the 5th of March when he lost to Gregoire Barrere 4-6 6-2 7-64 in the 3rd round of the Indian Wells Challenger.
Serena Williams and Frances Tiafoe
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