Full disclosure: I have not always been a Serena fan.
Not because she’s “manly”.
Not because she’s “classless”.
Not because she’s “hood”.
My ambivalence towards her was purely sporting. It always seemed like she wasn’t quite living up to her potential. And now I realize that was churlish.
She went through a few years of injuries which would have ended most careers. And those injuries, and her recovery from them, seemed to revitalize her.
She came back stronger. She came back with a fierce determination. She came back with a renewed love of her game.
She came back to dominate a sport in a manner which no other athlete has.
Jordan hasn’t. Mayweather hasn’t. Tiger hasn’t.
What Serena has done in the past few years, and seems bent on doing for a few years more, is nothing short of miraculous. We haven’t seen the like in modern sports.
Continue reading ‘Serena Williams – An Appreciation and a Lament’
Knockouts. #GimmeFive #EasterEggRoll http://t.co/bUvNHUwYUV— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) April 06, 2015
Knockouts. #GimmeFive #EasterEggRoll http://t.co/bUvNHUwYUV
Continue reading ‘The Easter Egg Roll’
True, #FederervsDjokovic are majestic, but they never had to play tennis while being ogled by a little green man.
And look out, Serena:
@FLOTUS: A behind-the-scenes look just before the First Lady & @SerenaWilliams kick off Kids’ Day at the #USOpen. #LetsMove
From left, Denis Kudla, Sloane Stephens, Serena Williams, Jack Sock, first lady Michelle Obama, center, Melanie Oudin, Donald Young, Christina McHale, Ryan Harrison, and Madison Keys
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York, August 24
More in a bit, off for a Cheesy Puff sandwich :cool:
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