Serena Williams praised for domestic violence campaign

Serena Williams has launched the Purple Purse Challenge in aid of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Serena Williams re-emerged on Instagram to support an important cause this week. The tennis champ shared a post on 2 October to shine the spotlight on National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Williams, 36, is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian, Jr in September. In her latest Instagram post, the Wimbledon star wears a pink, strapless skater dress teamed with a purple tote bag which was designed specifically for the anti-domestic violence campaign.

Announcing her fundraiser, Williams wrote: “In honour of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, I’ve designed a custom, Italian leather purse to support my friends at @allstatefdn during their annual fundraising competition, the Purple Purse Challenge.

Every $10 you donate to the Challenge earns you a chance to win one! A winner will be picked each week this month. All donations benefit the 2017 Purple Purse nonprofits and help provide critical resources to domestic violence survivors nationwide. The more you donate, the more you help survivors – and the more chances you have to win! So, get involved and donate today.”

Many were touched by Williams’ efforts to campaign against domestic violence and applauded her charitable mission. Others celebrated the sports star’s incredible figure and apparent weight loss just one month after giving birth.

Complimenting Williams’ post-baby body, one fan said: “You are lookin good!!! Your snapback game is strong! And i love that bag!”

Another weighed in: “Yes the dress is gorgeous & Serena look so beautiful,” while another follower added: “Dayummmm Serena! Look at you! Amazing. Love the wonderful work you’re doing too!”

It appears Williams is focused on getting into shape ahead of her expected return to the tennis court in 2018. Later in September, Williams posted a photo of herself wearing sports gear suggesting she may have already started a fitness regime.

Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. You have to check out link in bio for her amazing journey. Also check out my IG stories 😍😍❤️❤️

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