If you didn’t catch Ava DuVernay’s documentary on Venus Williams’ crusade for pay equity, you should go check it out. (DuVernay directed “Selma.”) The day before her match in Wimbledon in 2006, Williams wrote an editorial in a British newspaper about the serious problem of pay inequity. In it, she said:
“It’s a shame that the name of the greatest tournament in tennis, an event that should be a positive symbol for the sport, is tarnished.”
Williams, in 2007, became the first women’s champ to earn as much as the men’s champ — Roger Federer.
Read more about DuVernay’s doc, and the whole docuseries, “Nine for IX,” (that’s Title IX) here.