Rihanna and Beyonce released bomb af albums, Serena Williams won her 22nd grand slam title, Michelle Obama wrote such a good speech a white woman had to copy it, Malia Obama got accepted into Harvard, Ibtihaj Muhammed is the first black Muslim-American woman to fence in the Olympics with her hijab, Deshauna Barber is the winner of Miss USA, and Simone Biles becomes a legend with her killer moves,, like this is such a lit year for black women and I’ve never been so proud
Roger Federer of Switzerland poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the Men’s Final match against Rafael Nadal of Spain on day 14 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 29, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. He has now won 18 Grand Slam titles
Roger Federer defeats Rafael Nadal 6-4 3-6 6-1 3-6 6-3 in the 2017 Australian Open final, to claim his 5th Australian Open, 18th grand slam and 89th career title. Federer is the first man in history to win at least 5 titles at 3 different majors, the oldest men’s singles player to win a major in 45 years, and the lowest ranked seed to win the Australian Open in 15 years. This marks his first time beating Nadal in a major in almost 10 years, since Wimbledon 2007 and his first grand slam title in almost 5 years, since Wimbledon 2012. Congratulations, Roger.
Serena Williams battled into her 11th Australian Open quarter-final on Monday, joining sister Venus, in her unrelenting quest for a record Grand Slam title and the return of her top world ranking.
The American powerhouse was tested by Czech 16th seed Barbora Strycova but she dug deep to win 7-5, 6-4 in hot conditions and will face either Johanna Konta or Ekaterina Makarova for a place in the last four.
Althea Gibson was a trailblazing professional tennis player and pro-golfer in the 50’s and 60s. She was the first Black person and person of color to win a Grand Slam title when she won the French Open. She was also the first Black woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, a feat she accomplished two years in a row. Gibson won 11 Grand Slam Titles overall and has been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
i love the fact that the commentators are acknowledging serena as the greatest athlete the sport has ever seen, rather than the greatest female.
one of them just outright pointed out shes won more grand slam titles at 23 than any of the men (even federer), and is one short of equalling the all time champion, Margaret Court, who won 24. Serena has won the most grand slams above any other athlete in the sport.
serena is absolutely the best tennis player in the world. by a long shot.