WTA stars of past and present took to social media in support of International Women's Day on Sunday, March 8.
"Through tennis, we not only have an opportunity, but also a responsibility to drive positive change in our sport and in society," WTA Legend Billie Jean King stated. "It’s important to be more inclusive and be role models who inspire more women and girls to play tennis and empower more women to take up leadership roles.”
King's statement was supported by numerous members of the women's tennis community, including Hall of Famers, players who have reached World No.1 in singles and doubles, and up-and-coming stars.
The ITF's International Women's Day video and press release can be found here!
Additionally, former ATP World No.1 Andy Murray penned an op-ed, calling for more coaching opportunities for women.
Today is International Women’s Day and we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and athletic achievements of women everywhere. 🙌🏻 As a woman we always want to be “perfect“. But what is perfection?! We are all unique and special in our own ways. #EachForEqual #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/syPNXoxbom— Ana Ivanovic (@AnaIvanovic) March 8, 2020
There is no limit to what we Women can accomplish!— victoria azarenka (@vika7) March 8, 2020
Feminism isn’t about making women strong, women are already strong!
It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength #iwd2020 #eachforequal pic.twitter.com/2in3YoVE4c
We celebrate #IWD2020 to pay tribute to women‘s achievements all over the world ❤️... and to remind ourselves at the same time that there is still a long way ahead of us for equality! #EachforEqual pic.twitter.com/kF0w3MTNN6— Angelique Kerber (@AngeliqueKerber) March 8, 2020
There have been so many amazing women in my life that helped me get from there ⬅️ to here ➡️. Too many to name, but thank you for all you do and continue to do 🙏🏽 #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/sxcsy6ACpd— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) March 8, 2020
Today is a special day, I love celebrating International Women’s Day. I am so lucky to be surrounded by amazing women in my family, my team and my tour @wta #EachforEqual #IWD20 pic.twitter.com/IuXNJ3jCTv— leylahfernandez (@leylahfernandez) March 8, 2020
Una sociedad igualitaria y basada en el respeto común es progreso para todos.— Carla Suárez Navarro (@CarlaSuarezNava) March 8, 2020
Por un trato justo, coherente y humano para cualquier persona sin perjuicio por su género. #WomensDay
Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them 💪🏻💥 It’s time we see gender as a spectrum instead of sets of opposing ideals 💯🙏🏻 #GenderEquality #Equality #InternationalWomensDay #EachForEqual #IWD2020 @WTA pic.twitter.com/M5daSLf6Kd— Sharon Fichman (@sharon_fichman) March 8, 2020
Happy International Women’s Day #IWD2020 🌹 Bonne Journée internationale des femmes 🥰— Aleksandra Wozniak (@alekswozniak87) March 8, 2020
We are strong, We are smart, We are talented, We are beautiful ❤️ Much love to all the women’s!!! 🌹 pic.twitter.com/GP0JnfAGBS
I was lucky to have an independent mother who encouraged my sisters and I to explore our passions and to meet challenges head on. She reminded us to be strong and capable, until we believed it ourselves! Happy International Womens’ Day👧🏻✨ #internationalwomensday #IWD #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/fGlhN1xjAq— Vania King (@queen_v21) March 8, 2020
This world wouldn’t be what it is without women. Today I want to celebrate the women who love us, nurture us, inspire us and empower us. I honor my mother - she is amazing and I wouldn’t be where I am without her! #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2020 pic.twitter.com/xl53hlo5iF— Mary Pierce (@_MaryPierce) March 8, 2020
Happy Women’s day 🌹 pic.twitter.com/1y9Sq78Ior— Kristina Mladenovic (@KikiMladenovic) March 9, 2020
Thank you, @andy_murray.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 9, 2020
Your commitment to gender equality serves as a model for all who seek to make the world a more equitable place. #HeForShe #EqualityForAll #AdvantageAll https://t.co/7G3oHzFK4Z