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Serena to make movie of tennis great Gibson's life

india Updated: Jan 20, 2007 12:04 IST

Serena Williams, a budding actress, is planning to make a movie about the life of trailblazing black tennis player Althea Gibson.

Williams doesn't plan to star or direct in the flick but is working on a script and will likely be a producer.

"I think Althea Gibson has a great story. We're working on a script right now," she said in Melbourne where she is competing at the Australian Open.

"I think she had a great life, and I just think she's a little bit overlooked."

"You've got this US Open, you've got the Arthur Ashe court, and Arthur Ashe is a great guy, and it was my lifelong dream when I met him.

"Then you have the Louis Armstrong Centre and the centre being named after Billie Jean King who, again, I always admired Billy and she's someone that I love."

"But I just feel sometimes that Althea Gibson, who did so much for people like me to play this sport, and she was the first, before even Arthur Ashe, and I just think it will be a great story to tell."