Tennis star Serena Williams has mentioned that the aim of her new enterprise fund is to assist again entrepreneurs that might have otherwize been ignored.
Together with her greatest days as a tennis participant now behind her, Williams has been planning properly for all times past tennis for greater than a decade, having been concerned in numerous entrepreneurial and philantrophic initiatives.
Williams mentioned that she hopes that the fund can again the subsequent technology of entrepreneurs who shall be totally different from the final.
“We’d like folks like me and folks like Alison and like our workforce at Serena Ventures to be writing the large checks, to vary that narrative so we don’t need to be ignored,” Williams advised Bloomberg.
Because it’s inception, Serena ventures has invested in a wide range of markets, together with cryptocurrencies.
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Huge query marks stay over how lengthy Williams will play skilled tennis. She has struggled with accidents lately and the 40-year-old has additionally expressed her curiosity in increasing her household with husband Alexis Ohanian. Williams is considered one of many best tennis gamers of all-time and has gained 23 Grand Slam titles which is the second most in historical past.
“I feel each tennis participant thinks in regards to the R-word as quickly as they hit 5 years as a result of tennis is so intense, it’s actually 11 months out of the 12 months,
“However I don’t know. I’m residing for the day and I all the time inform folks ‘I’m not planning for tomorrow, solely in enterprise. And relating to tennis, I’m planning only for right this moment,” she mentioned.
Williams additionally commented on younger tennis star Naomi Osaka being heckled at Indian Wells not too long ago. Osaka seemed to be visibly upset after somebody within the crowd yelled “you suck” in direction of her. Osaka additionally withdrew from Wimbledon final 12 months with the intention to give attention to bettering her psychological well being.
“That was my entire life, was making an attempt to show those that I used to be higher than that,” Williams mentioned. “And that’s what I’m doing now another way. I like proving that athletes can flip and have a tremendous profession.”