Tennis star Serena Williams (40) is crying.
In an Instagram video, the American becomes very emotional, wiping tears from the corners of her eyes. The message “Never give up” is written on her T-shirt.
What touched Williams so much?
In the video, the tennis queen advertises cancer aid, a topic that affects her. Former number 1 in the world talks about a close friend who worked as a physical therapist to take care of Serena’s health: Dr. Esther Lee. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Serena explains in a tear-choked voice: “Now she needs our help!”
To support her friend and to show that she is fighting with her, Williams will take part in the so-called “LA Cancer Challenge 5k Walk / Run” on October 31st.
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Power pack: Serena Williams at the Australian Open 2021. She wears stockings because of her previous thrombosisFoto: KELLY DEFINA/REUTERS
Williams is currently number 41 in the world, but whether the 23-time Grand Slam winner will continue to play tennis in the future is still open.