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At the 2001 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, Serena and her sister Venus were booed by crowds who accused them of fixing a game when Venus had to withdraw from a semifinal match.

The mostly White crowd taunted them with racist slurs and Serena responded by boycotting the event for more than a decade. She only just returned in 2015.

Serena Williams Claps Back At Reporter’s Sexist Comments For The Umpteenth Time  was originally published on

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