Serena lauds Clark, hopes she’ll ‘stay grounded’-ZoomTech News

Serena lauds Clark, hopes she’ll ‘stay grounded’-ZoomTech News

Tennis nice Serena Williams mentioned she understands why WNBA rookie Caitlin Clark avoids social media and that she hopes the Indiana Fever star tunes out negativity.

Williams, winner of 23 Grand Slam tournaments, spoke to media on the Tribeca Movie Competition in New York on Thursday at a premiere for “In The Area: Serena Williams,” an eight-episode docuseries that may air on ESPN+ starting July 10.

“I used to be bullied. Issues that I needed to undergo, folks can be canceled for saying now,” Williams mentioned of the scrutiny she and her sister Venus confronted from followers, media and different gamers once they entered the elite tennis world.

“My place in rising up, as an adolescent, I form of needed to be guarded to form of keep sane. Simply [getting] a lot press and doing every part I used to be doing and touring the globe yearly. It was each week. It was a grind.”

Williams was requested in regards to the consideration that Clark, the No. 1 WNBA draft decide, is coping with now as a first-year professional. Clark has been on the heart of quite a lot of media and social media debate and dialogue, together with why she didn’t make the U.S. Olympic basketball roster for this summer season’s Paris Video games.

“I like that she tries to remain grounded. She says she does not have a look at her social [media]. I get it. I do not both,” Williams mentioned of Clark. “I feel it is so vital to simply proceed to do what she’s doing. It doesn’t matter what different folks do. If persons are adverse, it is as a result of they can not do what you do. Hopefully, she’ll proceed to do what she’s doing.”

Clark has incessantly mentioned she tries to remain off social media. She mentioned Thursday that she is against any racist and misogynist “agendas” on-line.

“Individuals shouldn’t be utilizing my identify to push these agendas,” Clark mentioned earlier than the Fever’s recreation Thursday. “It is disappointing. It is not acceptable. Treating each single girl on this league with the identical quantity of respect, I feel, it is only a primary human factor that everyone ought to do.”

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