Serena Williams Pens Open Letter to Her Mom Addressing Her Concern for Her Daughter

Today, Serena Williams penned an emotional open letter to her mom thanking her for her strength. She also addressed her concern that her daughter Alexis would experience the same things she's gone through in regards to her body.

It is no secret the tennis star has dealt with criticism from people who said she was a man because of her muscular frame. In her letter published on Reddit, Williams said her daughter had her "exact same strong, muscular, powerful, sensational arms and body."

The 35-year-old new mom opened up about her struggles dealing with the criticism since she was 15 years old. She said this:

I've been called [a] man because I appear outwardly strong. It has been said that I use drugs ( No, I have always had far too much integrity to behave dishonestly in order to gain an advantage) It has been said I don't belong in Women's sports -- that I don't belong in Men's -- because I look stronger than many other women do...
Williams continued …

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