The post begins:
“I’m sick of COVID-19. I’m sick of black vs. white. I’m sick of Democrats vs. Republicans. I’m sick of gay vs. straight. I’m sick of Christians vs atheists. I’m REALLY sick of the media.”The post was shared by someone called Serena Williams, but not the athlete. The ‘intro’ on this person’s Facebook page says: “Nope, not THAT Serena Williams”.
The original Facebook post can be seen here.
If you scroll down the athlete’s Facebook page, you can see no similar post. And the profile picture in the viral screenshot does not match any on the tennis player’s page. It seems to be a blurry version of the Facebook user’s old profile picture.
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here.
For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as partly false
because tennis player Serena Williams did not write this post.