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Venus VS.: Director's Moment

Updated: July 2, 2013, 9:01 PM ET
By espnW.com

VENUS VS.

About the film

"Venus VS.," directed by Ava DuVernay, examines how tennis star Venus Williams challenged the long-held practice of women tennis players being paid less than their male counterparts at Wimbledon. With a deep sense of obligation to the legacy of Billie Jean King, Williams lobbied British Parliament, UNESCO and Fleet Street for financial parity. And it was her poignant op-ed column in The London Times that convinced many people that the Wimbledon ...

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