Melbourne - Serena Williams routinely despatched
Tatiana Maria 6-0, 6-2 to open her 2019 Australian Open campaign on Tuesday in Melbourne.
It wasn't details of the match that
were of interest to the assembled media post-match, but more about off-court matters.
Serena wore an interesting outfit
that she amusingly revealed as being referred to as a 'Serena-tard'.
Another very interesting item of
discussion was her daughter Olympia's black doll known as 'Qai Qai'.
"Qai Qai is a doll I got for
her. I wanted her to have a black doll."
"Growing up, I didn't have that
many opportunities to have black dolls."
Serena already has a plan in place
for Olympia's next doll.
"With her heritage she's
obviously mixed, she's Caucasian and black, but I feel that was her first doll
and her second doll would be Caucasian."
Serena wore a T-shirt to the press
conference with the slogan "Until we all win" on it.
What exactly did this branding mean
"Until we all win, not just one
person, or one look, or one style, or one gender."
"It's across the board until we
all we win."
It's a slogan that would make a
difference globally if seriously implemented.