THEY’RE BACK………..

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07:  Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA pose with their winners trophies after winning their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA pose with their winners trophies after winning their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

You’d probably have to go to Venus to create a story like this. Well….. that’s exactly what I’m talking about here. Venus….. and Serena Williams. They are the out-of-this–world tennis sensations that have been blazing a trail for the better part of the last two decades.
Both of the Williams sisters won their semifinal matches today at the Australian Open, thereby setting up their historic ninth Grand Slam. The two of them share a home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida so both trophies will be housed under the same roof.
Serena will be vying for her 23rd Grand Slam title (more than anyone else in the open era). Venus will be competing for her eighth. The two of them have more titles than any other active women.
Their last final was at Wimbledon in 2009. That was Venus’ last major final. I love both of these women but I’d really love for Serena to win this one so that she can break Steffi Graf’s record of 22 grand slams. That would put her just one behind the 24 of Margaret Court.
So far Serena has won 6 Australian Open Titles, 3 French Open Titles, 7 Wimbledon Titles, and 6 US Open Titles.
Venus has won 5 Wimbledon Titles and 2 US Open Titles.

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SERENA WILLIAMS: SHE’S BAAAAAAACK!!!

SERENA AGAIN

Bedecked in a hard-to-miss canary yellow, Serena began her quest to defend her Australian Open title.  Her opponent 24 year old, Camila Giorgi wasn’t quite enough to hold off the powerful younger sister of tennis great, Venus Williams.  Serena managed to capture three out of four grand slams in the 2015 season and she certainly seems poised to put on a repeat performance in 2016.  Williams is one grand slam away from tying Steffi Graf’s  historic record. Graf has the most Grand Slams of the Open era with 22.

Serena held off the Italian, Giorgi by beating her in two sets 6-4, 7-5.  I’ll keep you updated on her progress through this tournament.

 

SERENA @19

serena outfit 2015

I’ll mark this post as my first official BLACK HISTORY post of 2015.

Serena Williams now has19 Grand Slam titles under her belt.  She had been tied with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova at 18 each.  Her win yesterday over Maria Sharapova in the Women’s Final of the 2015 Australian Open marks her 6th win there.  It is always so interesting watching her play.  The loud grunts/screams are a distraction to some but nonetheless seems par for the course nowadays.  Serena  not only was a hit on the court with her outfit, she was also a big hit with her winning speech afterwards:  “Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit and support. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on court with a ball, a racquet and hope, that’s all I had. And it’s an inspiration for you guys who want to be the best – you can be, never give up and you don’t know who you can inspire.”

She has and continue to inspire hope in millions around the world.  Hopefully there’ll be many more opportunities to report on her winning ways.  Serena will definitely go down in history as one of the greatest, if not the greatest women tennis players of all time!