Sometimes, journalism and social media work together in the most interesting way.
After Serena Williams’ shocking loss in Saturday’s Wimbledon final, a reporter had an equally surprising question for Serena:
“There have been a few comments made in the last couple of weeks from people like Billie Jean King that maybe you should stop being a celebrity for a year and stop fighting for equality and just focus on tennis. How do you respond to that?”
Without questioning the role of King, a renowned women’s rights advocate, in the premise of the question, Serena produced her best shot of the day:
“Well, 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.”
Serena’s all-world answer quickly worked its way around social media, even finding its way to the Twitter account of one of the top Democratic presidential candidates when Sen. Kamala Harris, D.-Calif., retweeted a video of the question and answer, saying, “@serenawilliams is right. We must never stop fighting for equality.”