Published: Mon, September 03, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Kaepernick gets lots of love from Serena and US Open crowd

Kaepernick gets lots of love from Serena and US Open crowd

Serena Williams praised former National Football League players Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid for "doing so much more for the greater good".

"They really use their platform in ways that is really unfathomable", she said.

"I feel like they obviously have great respect from a lot of their peers, especially other athletes, people that really are looking for social change", Serena said of the two.

Kaepernick also posted a photo of himself, Reid and his young niece meeting Serena in the locker room after her 6-1, 6-2 win over Venus.

Along with Kaepernick, she also praised another former San Francisco 49ers player, Eric Reid, after the pair showed up at the U.S. Open on Friday. The men were greeted with loud applause when they were introduced during the match and were shown on the big screen at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, New York.

Kaepernick triggered then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's and conservatives' ire when in 2016 he began kneeling or sitting during the national anthem at games.

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The team will face China in the final on Saturday. "There are lots of players who can score instead of me", he said. Iran out-rebounded South Korea 47-27 and outscored them 48-20 in the paint.

TMZ reported, "The NFL had filed legal docs alleging Kaepernick's legal argument - that NFL owners conspired to keep him out of the league - was baseless and without evidence".

On Thursday, an arbitrator ruled Kaepernick had enough evidence for his suit to proceed in a trial-like format, New York.

She noted that Pliskova briefly gained the number one ranking past year, although her runner-up finish to Angelique Kerber in that 2016 US Open final remains her best Grand Slam performance. A similar grievance is pending for Reid, an unsigned safety.

Serena Williams has left US Open viewers scrambling for superlatives after pulling off an incredible feat in her round of 16 victory on Monday.

But she couldn't convert two break chances in the 10th, and after Williams saved two set points Kanepi knotted the match with a service victor on her third set point.

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