The Obama Presidency rested on democratic ideals of equality and justice for all. It reinforced a liberal utopia put forth by the constitution, where race, gender, sexual identity were embraced, not constantly challenged. Eight years later Trump’s win and white supremacy agenda prompted President Obama … Continue reading Three Generations of Black Tennis, Yes We Can!
Tag: Venus Williams
What a Week for Doubles Tennis!
Tennis is usually thought of in the media as singles, ATP play. Yet doubles, mixed-women or men, is the more popular sport played by non-professionals. Though not seen as often on TV, ESPN-Tennis Channel-BEING, it is by far the most entertaining tennis you can watch. … Continue reading What a Week for Doubles Tennis!
To the Victor Belongs The Spoils
Tennis Channel vs. ESPN: To the Victor Belongs The Spoils While the world eagerly awaits the Mayweather-McGregor bout, tennis fans are more keen on the US Open Series culminating with the US Open on August 28th. The prospect of Venus Williams and Roger Federer reaching … Continue reading To the Victor Belongs The Spoils
First Meeting: Venus Williams and Elise Mertens
In her twentieth grand slam appearance the legend has a draw from the gods. A draw that may just secure her first Coupe Suzanne Lenglen. A draw without Azarenka, Sharapova or sister Serena. A draw that has already been whittled of the less than one … Continue reading First Meeting: Venus Williams and Elise Mertens
Top Moments From Rome with Picks…
On we march toward the French Open. With only two weeks left to work-out the kinks in their clay games, players are drawn into another combined tournament. Internazionali BNL D’Italia, Rome Open is an outdoor clay event, Premier 5/Masters 1000. Last year, Murray wrestled the … Continue reading Top Moments From Rome with Picks…
Top Moments from Miami Open
From the desert (Indian Wells) to the beach (Miami) the players go… Tempered by rain delays, the tournament’s lack of roofs prompted it to ask Mutua Madrid Open, “Can we borrow your roof for a sec? Thanks in advance.” To which Mutua Madrid replied, No problem … Continue reading Top Moments from Miami Open
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 1/27
5. The commentating was horrendous especially given the incredible stories players have brought to this slam, AO17. On Tennis Channel and ESPN the live and packaged pieces on players and Australia are stale and delivered with stilted performances. After countless hours of matches I recall … Continue reading Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week 1/27
Top 5 Moments in Tennis This Week (6-17-16)
With lead-up grass tournaments in London and Spain among others, the ATP and WTA are preparing for Wimbledon on June 27, 2016. Here are my top five tennis moments this week. (more…)
Is American Women’s Tennis Devolving?
I can’t mask my upset. Pure frustration. Rogers. Keys. V. Williams. All ousted removing the possibility of four Americans in the quarterfinals and more importantly an all-American final at the French Open ’16.
Clichés, Tropes and Narratives Oh My!
Unmuting tennis commentators can be as dangerous as reading trite tennis writers. Their goal is completion, match and deadline, not the museum of thought. Their prose can’t be mistaken for poetry. They traffic in dreaded clichés, tropes and narratives, delivering formaldehyde to our collective sport brain. We have … Continue reading Clichés, Tropes and Narratives Oh My!