As Williams looks ahead, she hopes her four-year-old niece Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. will experience an equal and fair world so she can focus on becoming the best version of herself, free from the economic barriers of society.
“I hope that by the time she enters the workforce in whichever capacity, hopefully as a tennis player, she will not have to experience that inequity,” Williams said, according to E! News. “I don’t want it to be 200 or 300 years before that gap closes. I want it to happen within my lifetime. I want it to happen in time for my niece so she can focus on being her best person, instead of having to worry about her gender.”