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Venus VS.: Behind The Scenes

Photograph By ESPN Films

Ava DuVernay on Venus: "The poignancy about Venus' story and the way she took up the mantel for women's tennis really lies in the fact that, when she came into the game, she was much maligned. She was ridiculed. She was bullied. She isolated herself and was isolated. ... [That she] fought for all the women, even many who were not as kind and welcoming to her, is the greatness of the story and speaks to the greatness of this woman."