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Serena Williams Inspires Millions. This Is The Woman Who Inspires Serena

Serena Williams Inspires Millions. This Is The Woman Who Inspires Serena.

by Lindsay Gibbs Sep 4, 2015 10:22am

Well before this year’s U.S. Open got underway it was clear that, regardless of who was playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium at any given time, Serena Williams would be the main event. 1,613 more words

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What would have been the week of Althea Gibson’s 88th birthday was full of celebrations and commemorations of Althea as a player and a person, including a series of events in New York leading up to the PBS broadcast of Rex Miller’s beautiful, moving, and powerful film… 262 more words

Tennis Legend Althea Gibson Profiled on American Masters

Sometimes it’s best to turn a blind eye to a film’s missteps and focus instead on the relevance and timeliness of its subject matter. That’s definitely the case with… 738 more words


RealzTenisFanz Podcast Special: ALTHEA GIBSON CAME FIRST!!

This week marks a week of celebration and remembrance for tennis legend Althea Gibson (August 25-August 30 2015). Althea Gibson is such an important part of not just African American and American history but also tennis history. 133 more words



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Serena Williams talks racism in tennis

Serena Williams who recently covered this weeks New York Times mag & speaks candidly about Maria Sharapova ranked higher than her on the Forbes.

    “If they want to market someone who is white and blond, that’s their choice. 128 more words
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You Know About Venus & Serena: But What About Margaret & Matilda?

Black History: Special Delivery!!

Long before Venus and Serena Williams came to dominate in the sport of tennis, Margaret and Matilda Peters were pioneers!   The two sisters were affectionately known as “Pete” and “Repeat”. 207 more words

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