By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The last two weekends the last major in tennis was played in New York City with many of the stars of the game taking a pass due to the Covid-19 scare. Men’s defending champion Rafael Nadal and Women’s defending champion Simona Helep. The long list included Stan Wawrinka, Ashleigh […]Read more "BLACK ANGER, WHITE ANGER AT THE U.S. OPEN"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Both players played great. One of the players came up bigger on the biggest points. That was No. 3 seed Serena Williams, as she defeated No. 15 Maria Sakkari of Greece, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 to book a spot in the US Open quarterfinals. It will […]Read more "100 & counting: Serena beats Sakkari, advances to Open quarterfinals"
The two keys for Williams throughout were both her serve and perhaps more importantly her calm, despite building a big first set deficit. Williams hit 12 aces and ripped a 122 mph serve.Read more "Serena outlasts Sloane to advance at The U.S. Open"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Racism has come full force around the world as the Australian Press Council ruled that the U.S. Open Finals cartoon was o.k. It was ok to make Serena Williams look like an oversized kid stomping on the ground having a childlike fit. It was o.k. to make Williams twice […]Read more "SPORTS, RACE, AND BLACK ATHLETES"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The United States of America has had an issue with race ever since its beginning in the late 1600’s when Blacks were considered as property and or slaves, Native-Americans were savages, Asians and Latinos just did not count. This country has had some radical racial swings from right wing […]Read more "AMERICA IS IN A RACIAL QUANDARY — AGAIN"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — Did anyone in the building not expect a Serena Williams-Madison Keys U.S. Open final? Probably not too many. Well, an interloper has changed the dynamic completely. And she idolizes Serena. Her name is Naomi Osaka from Japan. The 20-year-old, ranked no. 19 in the world and moving […]Read more "It’s Osaka vs. Williams in the Open final"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — It was billed as a supreme battle. One which either sister could win. It was 38-year-old Venus vs. 36-year-old Serena in “Sister Act 30” before a sold-out Friday night crowd. And it all started way back at the Australian Open in 1998 when Venus defeated her younger […]Read more "It’s Serena over Venus by a landslide"
By Richard Kent, Staff Reporter NEW YORK — So who will win the 2018 U.S. Open women’s singles title? Well, at least 10 women have more than a strong chance. And that hasn’t happened for years. It is good for the sport. Our picks? Either No. 17 seed Serena Williams, or No. 3 seed and […]Read more "Serena, Sloane advance on Day One"
NEW YORK — Tennis icons and equal rights champions, Serena and Venus Williams have joined the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI) advisory board, it was announced Tuesday. In addition to their success on the tennis court, where they’ve captured a combined 30 Grand Slam singles titles, along with 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and 4 Olympic gold medals […]Read more "Serena and Venus Join Advisory Board of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative"