At the MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal, an event was held where athletes wore jerseys with the name of a woman in sports who inspires them. Among the surfers, some wore the names of tennis players on their backs. American surfer Lakey Peterson wore a jersey with the name of Venus Williams, while French surfer Maxime Huscenot wore the name of Serena Williams.
Australian surfer Molly Picklum paid tribute to her compatriot and former world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, while Japanese surfer Kanoa Igarashi also chose a compatriot, wearing a Naomi Osaka t-shirt. Brazilian-American surfer Tatiana Weston-Webb wore the name of Beatriz Haddad Maia, and fellow Brazilian Miguel Pupo wore a jersey of doubles player Luisa Stefani. The WTA shared some photos of the occasion on their social media channels.