Māori tennis star Ruia Morrison meets Serena Williams | Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends

Part II of Ruia Morrison's journey to recognition in Aotearoa. In 1957, the tennis legend was the first New Zealand woman and first Māori to compete at Wimbledon, advancing to the quarter finals. Six decades later, Morrison was honoured with a korowai (cloak) in her name at the Auckland 2020 ASB Classic, and Serena Williams wore it as tournament champion.

Watch part I of Ruia Morrison's story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBt5eyH57Bw

From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.

Made with the support of NZ On Air. More about Scratched: https://thespinoff.co.nz/tag/scratched/

#Scratched #RuiaMorrison #Tennis

Previous episodes