Koko Gauff says that by canceling Rowe v. Wade ‘falls back’, Serena Williams ‘not ready’ to share thoughts

Friday’s opinion showed that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to abortion, with abortion rights to be determined by the states unless Congress decides.

Speaking before the start Wimbledon the main draw, Gauff said she was “disappointed” with the decision.

“I feel sorry for future women and women now, but I also feel sorry for those who protested against this,” the 18-year-old told reporters.

“To see how this decision is reversed, I just think that history is repeating itself, and I feel, at least from what I read and research, because I really like the story … the reversal of this decision just seems that we are almost moving backwards.”

The opinion of the Supreme Court is raised concerns that the decision could open up the courts to abolish same-sex marriage, contraceptives and other rights.

While the majority opinion written by Judge Samuel Alito attempted to shield his position on Friday’s abortion case from those other rulings, Judge Clarence Thomas wrote separately to explicitly call for a review of those other rulings.

Gauff added that she was concerned that the decision could be the first of similar decisions on social issues.

“I feel like it also kind of opens the way to reversing other things that we – I wouldn’t personally say – have been working so hard to reverse.”

Gauff during the French Open in May.

The world is not. 12th will play Romania’s Elena-Gabriela Ruse, ranked 43 below her, in the first round of the All England Tennis Club on Monday.

Gauff will not face opponents from Russia or Belarus at Wimbledon after the announcement of the tournament organizers. decision to ban players from two countries from competing after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

When the American was asked on the go, she said she understood “both sides.”

“For me, this is a difficult decision, simply because I know many Belarusian and Russian athletes and I know at least those with whom I spoke, [they] they definitely do not support what is happening in Ukraine now,” Gauff said.

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“But I also understand the side of trying to put global pressure on the Russian government to get out of Ukraine and how sports can affect that, so I think both sides of the situation are just complicated.”

The 18-year-old arrives at Wimbledon after his first Grand Slam singles final at the French Open in June.

Although she endured straight sets defeat to the powerful Iga Swiatek in Paris, as well as losing the doubles final, Gauff believes the experience has only made her stronger as she looks better after her career-best fourth round performances at Wimbledon in 2019 and 2021.
Gauff serving against Swiatek during the French Open singles final.

“There are many positive things to take away from this, that I can play two weeks of highly competitive tennis in two tournaments. I would never have thought that I would reach the final in both tournaments, ”she said.

“I have learned a lot in this final and I am going to use what I have learned here. [Wimbledon]. Hopefully I’ll go far, but it was definitely the experience of a lifetime and I hope I can recreate it.”

Serena Williams has decided not to comment yet.

Meanwhile, seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said she has no thoughts she is “ready to share right now” in Roe v. USA. Wade rolls over.

The 40-year-old football player also refused to comment on the decision to ban Russian and Belarusian football players from participating in competitions.

“Another big topic that includes a huge amount of politics and, as I understand it, in government, and I’m going to move away from that,” she told reporters.

Needing another triumph to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, Williams returns to Wimbledon after being forced out of last year’s first round with a leg injury.

Williams plays on the left during practice before Wimbledon.
BUT year-long absence from sport is over last week they reached the Eastbourne International doubles semi-finals alongside Ons Jabeur, but the pair were forced to retire after the Tunisian suffered an injury.

On the eve of his first match with the first racket of the world. 113 Harmony Tan, Williams reflected on the “surreal” feeling of returning to Wimbledon after a “tough” year.

“I gave everything I could. I just prepared or tried to do it every day,” she said.

“Hung up my rackets for a while until I could just heal because it was a severe injury that I had last year. It wasn’t fun.”

When asked how close she was to completely retiring from the sport, Williams replied that she never retired.

“I just needed to heal physically, mentally… To be honest, I didn’t have any plans,” she added.

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“I just didn’t know when I would be back. I didn’t know how I would get back. Obviously Wimbledon is such a great place and it just worked.”

Wimbledon runs from 27 June to 10 July.