Tennis legends, Venus & Serena Williams have said their aim of coming to Nigeria was to empower women.
“We were able to break the mould and win a lot of Grand Slams and change the face of tennis, at a time, when tennis was very dominated by white people… It doesn’t matter what your background is and where you come from, if you have dreams and goals, that’s all that matters,” said Serena.
Venus, who is a year older than her sister, said that Nigerian women must believe in their ability to get to the peak of their careers.
“Self-belief is very important in life. Nigerian women must believe that they can succeed. We did it and that is the message we bring to Nigerian women. It is possible to become the very best if you believe and work on the things that would make you achieve those dreams.
“I also believe that Nigerian tennis players can also become great if they train well, believe and stay focused”, added Venus.