Sports Watching and Wondering

African American news from Pasadena - Sports - Serena Williams, NBA, college football and moreSerena is still the Queen of Tennis!

It has been a tough year for Serena. In the past year, she had lost in Australia, then in France, and later in England. She is now 33 years old, and she started playing professional tennis at the age of 17. Maybe Mother Time had finally caught up with her.

Now she was going to play in the US Open. Was she ready, or would this be the final curtain call? She showed that she was not yet ready to step down by winning the Title by scores of 6-3, 6-3. She was in championship form, and she played a very strategic game. Earlier in her career, she and Venus simply hit the ball much harder than anyone else. They did not bother much with strategy. They just used the power and their rackets.

African American news from Pasadena - Sports - Serena WilliamsWhen she is playing at her best, she is still unbeatable. However, she cannot feel too comfortable, because there are a number of very good players yapping at her heels. She can only win now, when she is at her absolute best.

The NBA & Race

There was a time not too long ago when there were not any African American players in the NBA. Then the Boston Celtics signed Chuck Cooper. As time passed, nearly every team had at least one African American player, but rarely more than one. Then, some teams as many as three or four players, but they rarely played more than two at any given time.



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