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PODCAST: Sachia Vickery on raising positive awareness
The 25-year-old has been outspoken on a number of recent issues, including the US Open's decision on qualifying and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Published Jun 30, 2020
"I’ve experienced a lot of discrimination. I've been kicked off courts before and told like I don’t belong here and I shouldn’t be playing here. That actually happened really recently."
Sachia Vickery is our guest this week, and she's got a lot to say. The world No. 158 sounds off on the US Open's decision not to host a qualifying draw this year and shares what inspired her to create a Check Your Privilege video with her neighbor.
Vickery was a top-ranked American junior and turned pro as a teenager. It took time for her to find her footing on the WTA tour, and the 25-year-old cracked the Top 100 in 2018 after a stunning upset of Garbine Muguruza in Indian Wells.
She explains why she turned pro so young, what makes her family so unique (her mother is from Guyana) and what her biggest motivation is.
During the Black Lives Matter movement, Vickery has been vocal on her social platforms and is hoping to see even more players come together for the cause. She also has some advice for anyone dealing with hate, be it online or in real life.
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