Serena Williams Comments on Philando Castile Shooting

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJuly 7, 2016

Serena Williams of the U.S returns to Elena Vesnina of Russia during their women's singles match on day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Thursday, July 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Following the shooting death of Philando Castile by a police officer in Minnesota, Serena Williams commented on the situation on Twitter.

The world No. 1 women's tennis player had the following to say about the incident after reaching the Wimbledon final by virtue of a 6-2, 6-0 win over Elena Vesnina:

According to Eliott C. McLaughlin and Joshua Berlinger of, Castile was shot and killed by an officer during a traffic stop when the officer believed he was reaching for a weapon. Castile's fiancee, Diamond Reynolds, said he was reaching for his wallet to produce his license.

Reynolds took cell phone video of the aftermath, and it has since gone viral.

Williams will meet fourth-seeded Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final Saturday as she goes for her 22nd career Grand Slam title.    

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