Bianca Andreescu is one of the prominent figures in tennis, especially after she conquered an inspiring US Open title last year following a dramatic final that she won against Serena Williams.
The world no.6 has been sidelined for long by a knee injury and later by the Coronavirus pandemic, and she is finally ready to get back to competitions as soon as tennis resumes.
On social media, the Canadian sensation decided to express her ideas against the racism that is still rampant in o,ur society to release the following statement.
“Racism has no place in society. It’s heartbreaking to see the many innocent lives lost due to the colour of their skin. I don’t understand the society we’re living in that doesn’t value ALL human life.
Racism is a learned and systematic behavior and one that we need to address immediately. Nelson Mandela once said “People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.” Let this be a pillar for LOVE.
I’ll never know what people of color go through but I do know that we are all equal in the face of Jesus Christ and he has taught us to treat one another as we are all one. Together, let’s all do our part, take action and speak up against injustice!!! #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd #BlackLivesMatter.”
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu in 2020
Currently ranked no.6, the Canadian played her last match on the 30th of October 2019 when she had to retire when playing against Karolina Pliskova in the round robin and the scoreline was 6-3 .
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
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