As I sat emotionally caught up in the touching embrace between Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys following their milestone U.S. Open championship match, I thought to myself it couldn’t get any better than this for black tennis fans as a wrap to the biggest Grand Slam tournament of them all. But, the next day, it got a little better … well, almost. A day after Sloane and Madison added a new highlight to black tennis history as the only African-American women to face off for a U.S. Open singles title since Serena and Venus Williams in 2002, Cori Gauff had...Read More
Byline: Larry Bivins
Posted by Yanick Rice Lamb | Sep 13, 2017 |
History was made at this year’s U.S. Open tennis championships, but you will have to dig deep to find any mention of it in mainstream media. For the first time ever, three of the four women playing in the women’s singles semi-finals were African American – Madison Keys, Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams. The fourth semi-finalist was another American, Coco Vandeweghe. When the curtain closed after the semi-final performances, the stage was set for a historic encore. For the first time, two African-American women would play in a Grand Slam final, neither of whom is named Williams, with Sloane...Read More
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