Top tennis star Serena Williams has called on black women to step up their demands for equal pay.

Writing in Fortune magazine, the world’s highest-earning female athlete urges black women to be “fearless” and to “fight for every penny”.

She wrote: “Speak out for equal pay. Every time you do, you’re making it a little easier for a woman behind you.”
Campaigners in the UK have hailed her initiative, saying that there should be action on the pay gap.

Her comments were published to highlight black women’s equal pay day.
Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, has previously complained about racism and sexism, both inside and outside tennis.

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