Serena to make movie of tennis great Gibson's life
Serena Williams, a budding actress, is planning to make a movie about the life of trailblazing black tennis player Althea Gibson.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."
First Published: Jan 20, 2007 11:55 IST