Their achievements in the sport, as black athletes who defied the odds, already merits their classification as living legends in their own right. Yet as the eyes of a nation watched with intense interest, and as their fingers tweeted every development in real time, one of the sisters stood poised to reach a rare historic feat with a U.S. Open championship this year.
Speaking straight takes courage. It takes strength. That's sexy. That's real intimacy. Share with others - especially media friends who influence many - what you think makes up real intimacy, courage and strength.Then we'll all benefit from your insights. Have the strength to share.
The Forbes list of the world's highest-paid female athletes was recently released, and to nobody's surprise, tennis players claimed most of the spots. Let's take a look at the top seven female tennis players in terms of earnings.
She has been unquestionably the most dominant player in her era, arguably of any era, but she has been largely without a rival.
All of us celebrate when a woman is accomplished and awarded for her talent and skill and determination. It raises all of us up when we see women who are at the top of their game rise to the challenge and be rewarded for it.
Nicole R. Fleetwood calls her latest book On Racial Icons: Blackness and the Public Imagination, "an act of love." But readers may end up referring to it as tough love.
I am so sick of the scrutinizing of female athletes and whether or not they are feminine, whether they can be both feminine and athletic, and all the rest of that tired, sexist, clueless, despicable BS. Heads-up: Athleticism is not gendered.
As members of the Black community, Andre Leon Tally and Laverne Cox represent a microcosm of the ways in which we allow Black women and girls to be slaughtered both physically and mentally without pushback.
Billie Jean King was lobbying for comparable prizes for men's and women's tennis competitions in the early 1970s. Yet, here we are in 2015, and the women soccer players took home 5.7 percent of what the guys did.
Sophie Sills is a 22 year-old student from Auckland, New Zealand. Queer, and a long-time footballer, as part of her Master of Arts in Psychology Sophie is conducting a study on if and how being LGBTQ affects players' experiences of playing women's sport. I interviewed her for Impolitikal.com.
Serena Williams just won her 20th Grand Slam tennis tournament. This amazing performance has her following in the footsteps of some tennis women greats who came before her. Match the woman with her accomplishment.
In a sport full of so much global talent and in a country desperate for the next wave of great American champions, the play of several teenagers in Paris raises hope for the future of tennis.
New 20-year-old Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios has come perilously close to being defaulted for language and/or racquet and ball abuse at the US Open, the Australian Open, where John McEnroe was famously defaulted in 1990, and the Estoril Open in Portugal.
Last spring when I realized that a business trip to London would coincide with Wimbledon, I decided to cross one more experience off my bucket list an...
I was expecting her to say something about literary agents or social media strategy, but instead it was those six words, and they snapped me right out of my fog of worry. I knew exactly what she meant: I had to be bold, confident, and unapologetic.
There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).