Leslie Allen joins Kamau Murray this week to discuss a wide range of topics, from breaking into a game that didn't feature many people of color, to the opportunity to learn from the legendary Althea Gibson. It was Gibson who changed the course of her career after the question of goals came up.
"I proudly said I wanted to be in the main draw at WTA events," Allen said in response to the question. Gibson saw it differently.
"With your wingspan (with arms fully stretched), you need to think about winning WTA events." It was those little words of confidence from a giant in the game that pushed Leslie Allen to the next level, where she was able to break down even more barriers & help to grow tennis.