Two time Grand Slam Champion Noami Oska and Rising star Coco Gauff turn into the best tennis players in the women’s tennis circuit. However, WTA founder Billie Jean King lauds the Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff for their on and off-court performance.
Former World Number one Naomi Osaka and tennis teen Coco Gauff have raised their voice against the death of African-American Geroge Floyd in police custody. “I know them a little bit and they are amazing people,” 76-year-old Billie Jean King said.
During the George Floyds death justice protest, 16-year old Gauff delivered an amazing speech at a Black Lives Matter Movement in Delray Beach, South Florida. She also said, “I’ve been spending all week having tough conversations, trying to educate my non-black friends about how they can help the movement.”
Hall of Fame initiator Billi Jean King said on the recent BBC interview, ”Coco has such leadership possibilities how she is already speaking out about Black Lives Matters, which is forcing us to go forward with equality and inclusion.”
“I Think The Future Is Dynamite”- Billie Jean King
Former World Number One Billie Jean King became the first President of the women’s players union(Women’s Tennis Association) in 1973. Followed by Billie Jean King with her husband Larry King and Jim Jorgensen jointly founded womenSports magazine and started the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1974.
An advocate for gender equality Billie Jean King has excited about Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka’s contribution to the Black Live Matter Movement. Besides, King compared their behavior with veteran social activists. “She is so articulate, she could have been 40 or 50 years old speaking like that. And Osaka is speaking out a lot too. I think the future is dynamite.” Billie Jean King concluded.
Earlier this week, Naomi Osaka wrote an article for Esquire magazine to pay tribute for George Floyd. She also said that “Being ‘not racist’ is not enough. We have to be anti-racist.”