Tuesday, January 15, 2013

What will Happen to the Future of American Tennis when Venus and Serena Williams take Their Final Exit from the Game?

By: Tomica Kipp
The Williams sisters have dominated the tennis arena for more than a decade, they are arguably the best in the business but they are considered old by tennis standards.Venus is 32 and Sister Serena is 31 years-old, yet they run better than most teenagers out on the court, they compete at the highest level and most of all they are still hungry.
 Venus who was recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome an autoimmune disease is playing some of the best tennis of her life; Serena has hired tennis coach Patrick Mouratouglou to help on improving her game.
The hope of American tennis once lay in the hands of Melanie Oudin and Christiana McHale, but they have since fallen off the surface and most times they fail to advance beyond the first round of a grand slam. Recently, other African Americans are beginning  to make their own mark on the game of tennis, 19 years-old Sloane Stephen is currently rank 25 and is the youngest player in the WTA top 40, Taylor Townsend is the number one rank Girls Juniors player, she is also the first American to hold the No 1year-end ranking for Junior Girls since Gretchen Rush in 1982 and 17 years-old Victoria Duval earned a wild card to play at the 2012 U.S Open.
The Williams sisters have inspired a new generation of tennis players and it is great to see that when they decide to retire, blacks will still have a place on the lawns of Wimbledon, to the clay courts of France and the hard courts of Arthur Ashe and the Australian Open.Venus and Serena Williams are not looking to retire anytime soon, they hope to play in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 2016 at the summer Olympic Games

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