“A Sad Day for All Athletes”: Tennis Megastar Serena Williams Was Especially Saddened by Lance Armstrong’s Permeating Confession in 2013


Lance Armstrong’s doping scandal shook the entire sports world. The impact of this news had major effects on almost every sporting event. Lance Armstrong became the hottest topic of discussion and debate back then. While fans were in outbursts on social media platforms, various sporting personalities came up and expressed their views about the infamous incident. However, tennis legend Serena Williams outlined a different aspect of the tragedy.



Serena feared that Lance Armstrong’s controversy would create problems for other athletes.

Serena Williams expressed her concern about how the drug scandal can impact the reputation of other athletes as well. She told that people became critical of other well-performing athletes as well. 



What did Serena say?


“I think a lot of people now look and are like, ‘OK, if somebody (is) that great, what about everyone else in every other sport?,” she said. She felt that fans were suspicious of other players’ natural abilities.


The viewers started questioning the credibility of other sports games as well.

Lance’s confession ignited the fire, which trapped other sports and athletes. Serena was concerned as the passionate sports player would also be watched from a prejudiced lens.



She personally felt that such an attitude will take away the credit for the player’s hard work.

“As an athlete, as someone that works really, really hard since I was 4 or 3, I think it’s a sad day for all athletes in general.”, she told. 

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