By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
African-American sports fans love it when a person of color dominates a sport that has usually been marked by white dominance. In other words, we know about the success of African-Americans in the arena of football, basketball, and baseball. However, when the arena is tennis and golf, African-Americans are still lagging in terms of numbers.
Before Tiger Woods came on the golf scene, there were other great Black golfers who came before him. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the recognition and the branding Woods received. After Woods won his first Masters Golf Tournament, the doors for African-Americans opened wider for them in golf. Woods’ dominance in golf showed that Blacks could play and dominate a sport that many whites thought only belonged to them.
Let’s look at tennis. For so long, Blacks didn’t receive as much recognition in the sport compared to their white counterparts. Even though tennis greats such as Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson made their mark on the court, Blacks still didn’t get their just do.
However, the tennis world changed when Serena and Venus Williams stepped on the court. They brought something new to the world of tennis – Black women dominating. They won championships after championships and soon the world was put on notice that Black women can dominate the world of tennis.
Serena is regarded by many as the BEST WOMAN ATHLETE IN THE WORLD. Her accomplishments are too much to list. With all of her accomplishments, she has told the world that she is pregnant. “The tennis superstar announced that she’s expecting her first child with her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in a Snapchat photo on Wednesday, April 19”, according to US Magazine.
For fans of Serena, don’t expect her to be on the court as much as she has to care for her unborn.
Congratulations Serena. You deserve all of the happiness in the world.
Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him at www.sinclairgrey.org firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @drsinclairgrey.org