Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka earn praise from Judy Murray for not shying away from issues and instilling confidence in youngsters

Judy Murray hailed Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka as strong and bold women.


Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka earn praise from Judy Murray for not shying away from issues and instilling confidence in youngsters

Coco Gauff, Judy Murray and Naomi Osaka ( Credits: NBC Sports, Sky Sports, The Telegraph.)

British tennis star Andy Murray’s mother, Judy Murray, was recently involved in a round table discussion. Various topics were discussed, ranging from women players standing up for themselves and not turning away from problems. With that being said, Judy Murray encouraged more and more female tennis players to speak up in order to achieve equality.

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While talking about this, Judy Murray cited the examples of Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka, who are known to be strong women who do not shy away from an issue but face it and stand up for what is right.

Praising the two tennis players, Judy added, “If I look at Coco and Naomi Osaka, they’re both young women who’ve spoken out and used their voices really well, whether it’s Black Lives Matter, whether it’s mental health, pressures of being in the public eye, and so forth.”

Talking about the importance of inspiring more and more women to speak up about issues relating to equality and change, Judy Murray stated, “I think that’s one of the things that we have to do on the female side, is to encourage women and girls to speak up, because you wouldn’t get any change if you don’t talk about it.” (H/T: Eurosports)

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Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka are two such tennis players who have voiced their opinions several times against any kind of challenge that has been put forth in front of them. The women’s side of tennis needs more such players. Judy Murray also talks about how tennis players must follow these two and be inspired by them.

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Judy Murray quotes Billie Jean King at a round table discussion about representation in sports

Andy Murray’s mother and a tennis coach, Judy Murray, in a recent roundtable discussion spelled out the need for women tennis players to speak up for what they believe is right. She also narrated an encounter with tennis legend Billie Jean King. Judy added, “I remember Billie Jean King saying to me, ‘If you don’t make a noise, nobody will hear you.”

Judy Murray
Judy Murray ( Credits: The Mirror)

She further talked about how Billie Jean King is still very active in voicing her opinions long after she retired from the sport. Judy also called out the need for a strong leader who people can follow. She further mentioned, “I think if the right people use their positions to make great things happen, people will follow because people follow a leader before they follow a vision, so you need strong people.”

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