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Why the Success of the Williams Sisters Is a Testament to Black Resilience

The Daily Dot | Posted 09.10.2015 | Sports
The Daily Dot

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.

Serena Williams Pays Homage To Her Sister In Cute Instagram Post

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

A photo posted by Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:04am PDT  After Serena Williams beat her older sister at the...

Kendall Jenner Is Totally Cool With Being Gigi Hadid And Joe Jonas' Third Wheel

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

They say "two's a party, three's a crowd," but not when you're Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas.  The 19-year-old reality star joined he...

Serena Williams Beats Venus In US Open Quarterfinals

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.09.2015 | Sports

Serena Williams defeated her older sister, Venus, in three sets in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Tuesday. The final score was 6-3, 1-6, 6-3...

Newest Indiana University Grad Is Venus Williams

Indy Star | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices

This wasn't some honorary degree. Some, "Hey, you're an amazing tennis player, so let's give you a diploma" type of thing. Venus Williams earned this...

Serena Williams Defeats Her Sister At Wimbledon 6-4, 6-3

AP | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

She advanced to the quarterfinals.

Of Course Drake Was At The Venus-Serena Wimbledon Match

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

The Waldo of the real world.

A Look Back At Venus And Serena's First Wimbledon Battle In 2000

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.06.2015 | Sports

They first met at Wimbledon in 2000.

Williams Sisters Trade Instagram Snaps Ahead Of Wimbledon Match

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 07.05.2015 | Sports

What's a sister for?

Just Like Old Times

AP | Posted 07.04.2015 | Sports

No. 1-seeded Serena and No. 16-seeded Venus will reprise their unique rivalry on Monday in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

Sasha Bronner

Serena Williams: 'I Had To Come To Terms With Loving Myself' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 07.13.2015 | Women

Serena Williams is the best tennis player in the game. She won the French Open earlier this month, which brings her to 20 Grand Slam titles -- a trul...

She Can Serve - and Lob!

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

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.

Venus Williams Fined At French Open For Snubbing Media

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at...

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

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).

Russian Tennis Czar Insults Williams Sisters

Reuters | By Patrick Johnston | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments a...

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

HIGHLIGHTS: Venus vs. Serena

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Sports

MONTREAL (AP) — Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-cou...

LOOK: ESPN Gets Athletes To Strip Down For 'Body Issue'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

The annual reminder that athletic excellence comes in all sorts of beautiful shapes and sizes is about to hit newsstands yet again. For the sixth time...

Venus Ousted At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Former champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time winner Venus Williams 5-7, 7- 6 (2), 7-5 to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon ...

Venus Reaches Third Round At Wimbledon

AP | Stephen Wilson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round...

Venus Williams Bares All For ESPN

espnW | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will be featured in this year's edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue, hitting stands July 11. ...

Dana Oliver

A Brief History Of Venus Williams' Braided Hairstyles | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

When most people hear the name "Venus Williams," the first things that come to mind are her cheeky tennis outfits and intense matches against her sist...

Serena Williams Persuades Father To Release Book

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Serena Williams' father says he won't return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family ...

Anna Almendrala

Thanks To One Simple Change, Venus Williams' Game Is Stronger Than Ever | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Venus Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She started training alongside her younger sister, Serena, on the public tenn...

5 Superstars Who Have Talked About Their Low Self-Esteem

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Anneli Rufus

It's easy to assume that beautiful, talented, successful superstars have high self-esteem and feel great about themselves. But all the speculation abo...