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Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the issue of prize-money pay equality.
Following in the footsteps of tennis legend Billie Jean King, who in 1973 pressured the U.S. Open to pay women athletes the same prize money as their male counterparts, Williams and Women's Tennis Assn. then-president Larry Scott persuaded Wimbledon to join the rest of the Grand Slam tournaments and pay men and women equally.
William's efforts -- which included attending a...