When I was growing up as a kid, I spent hours hitting thousands of balls against my ball machine every day🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾🎾I am so thankful for coming full circle with sports tutor, during such a difficult time in the world. Being immunocompromised, I’ve been really having to distance myself. I love that I’m still able to work on my game. #likeakidatchristmas #sportstutor #tennistutor
#RealTalk When I was younger I don’t think I had a very accurate definition of what feminism really was. As I’ve grown and especially since I have been in the world of professional sport, I have had numerous first hand experiences where I have seen how far we have come. Unfortunately, we are still being discriminated against in so many ways. One example of this has been seeing how when a male athlete displays his passion for sport by playing with fierceness, it’s praised as being brave or heroic. But, when a female athlete outwardly displays her passion in the same manner, it’s labeled as being “too emotional,” or “being arrogant.” I’m not talking about one particular instance or myself, but more as female athletes collectively. I expect everyone to be feminists. Wether someone is a male or female, shouldn’t matter. To me, being a feminist goes hand in hand with equality. Unfortunately, these issues are still difficult for many people to acknowledge. I think it is very long over due to get rid of the stigma that comes with being a “feminist.” To be a feminist means: men and women share the same equal rights and opportunities. To be a feminist also means, calling out someone’s BS when they make negative stereotypes. This is #important, and I have been so inspired by all of the #internationalwomensday posts today. I’m grateful to be living my dream, and making it happen playing the highest paid women’s sport. There’s a lot of powerful women I can thank for putting up a big fight, so more women could have this opportunity. I hope I can celebrate this special day, keeping it #real by bringing up these types of issues and celebrating all of the #badasswomen out there😊😎🎉 How are you celebrating international women’s day?
I’m very disappointed that I’ve been forced to pull out of another event, due to my abdominal tear that happened back in Melbourne. It has been a very frustrating time for me, as I would love nothing more to be on court doing what I love and competing. Especially, after overcoming so many health challenges from last year, and starting off the year in Australia with some of my best performances. Because of the severity of the tear, I’m really prioritizing being pain free and trying to rehab this injury as best as possible, so this doesn’t become an even longer term injury. So sad I won’t be able to compete at Indian Wells this year. As usual, I’m working my hardest every day on the areas I’m able to, and planning to be back on court ASAP 🎾💪🏻💪🏻