Why Are There So Few Activists in Tennis?


It’s never been easier to stay informed about social issues. Where traditional media shines a light, social media brings them to the masses and provides a platform for people to speak out or even enact significant change. Sport has often been a driver of said change. And tennis has had influential activists, like Arthur Ashe, who supported boycotts of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, and Billie Jean King, a pioneer for equal pay. They, in turn, have influenced others. At the 2020 US Open, Naomi Osaka wore facemasks bearing the names of murdered black Americans. Madison Keys set up her own non-profit organisation to combat cyber-bullying. Sir Andy Murray regularly speaks out on gender equality. But why aren’t MORE players leading on human rights issues? Subscribe: https://tinyurl.com/BaselineTennis 

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