too little too late — If Serene really had personal courage she would have apologized at the press conference and mentioned she lost her compusure in the heat of competition. She tried to bully and intimidate the lineswoman with her celebrity status and wealth. It reflects very poorly on American. tennis as it comes from a woman representing the . in an international tournament. Sadly, she is the only black woman who reached the championship rounds in this year’s Open and to a certain extent, she represents black women who are so marginalized and under-represented in professinal tennis. Her apology is not remorseful enough and is clearly exclusively for the purpose of improving her personal reputation.
The next day, the Rhyhorn Races began, but it was interrupted as Team Rocket disabled the cameras. Serena became worried that something terrible might have happened to Ash, so she came along with Clemont and Bonnie to see what was going on. When they found him, they discovered that he had been ambushed by Team Rocket and they find him trapped in a net while his Pikachu and the Rhyhorn were trapped in cages. As Clemont used his Bunnelby to trap Team Rocket in a ditch, Serena and Bonnie arrived to rescue Ash. Serena used her Fennekin to fight off Team Rocket and make them drop the remote. This indicated that this is her first Pokémon battle in her journey as a Trainer. When Team Rocket was blasted off by the Rhyhorn they captured, she introduced her friends to her mother. She then tells her that she decided to travel with Ash and his friends. She thought her mother would disagree with her decision, but instead she said it would be a better experience for her. Afterwards, she gave her friends each a bag of cookies as a way of saying thank you to Ash for all he did for her.