Tag Archives: Venus Williams

SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

SERENA’S FUNKY SUCCESS

Wow!  If Serena Williams isn’t winning a tennis tournament, she’s popping up on magazine covers or in an (almost) ad for a new video game.  The FUNK of Serena can’t be stopped.  The winner of The French Open for the second time, she graces the cover of Essence magazine for the July issue.

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The Sistah’s Got It Done At The London Olympics!!!

The Sistah’s Got It Done At The London Olympics!!!

As I have already stated, I am an Olympics junkie. So I diligently watched most of the coverage, and as always, cheered loudly for Team USA. Although, I must admit I screamed a little louder for the brothers and sisters who represented our country so brilliantly. Okay, so I celebrated a little more exuberantly for my girls, because they did some serious work at these games. The London games were billed as the year of the woman, and on this measure they did not disappoint.

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Althea, Venus and Serena

Althea, Venus and Serena

The list of Black female Grand Slam tennis champions is a very short one. So is the list of Black female Olympic tennis champions. Among this very select group of Black female athletes is Althea Gibson and the Williams Sisters. Althea Gibson paved the way for all Blacks in tennis to follow. Venus and Serena have literally picked up the ball and crushed it.

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