Google+

The Millennials of Tennis Are Put in their Place

 
The Millennials of Tennis Are Put in their Place

by Amy Lignor

 

Talk about putting millennials in their place! Let’s hear it for those well-trained “seniors” out there who have managed to show that experience and perseverance – and not the number of wrinkles that can be counted on the face – are really what it takes to make it to some of the biggest championships in the sports world.

 

When it comes to real “experience” taking over the sports scene, it is the world of tennis that gave us the “best of the best” “Williams’ Sister Australian Open”, Steffi Graf, Margaret Court, Roger Federer, Tennis, Champions, legends for all timethus far. The Australian Open was literally the place to see true champions come back into the limelight and put their stamp on being among the greatest sports legends of all time. All were seniors in comparison to these up-and-comers who are attempting to follow in their footsteps, and all did a fantastic job of proving to the world that the creaking of joints will not stop them from bringing home yet another silver trophy and well-deserved title.

When it comes to the women, do we even need to talk about Serena Williams? The woman has a serve that any baseball pitcher in the world would kill for. It almost looks as if she doesn’t get into a sweat whatsoever. Of course, she may not, considering Serena has a way of winning two sets right off the bat and walking from the court with the match in hand. But this time out, for the whole shebang she had to meet her sister, Venus.

 

When Venus won her semi-final, the emotion was amazing to watch. This is a woman who has not made the grand finale for a long time because of health reasons, but this time around she conquered all those young foes to come face-to-face with her own beloved champion of a sister. Her hard work ended up creating a “Williams’ Sister Australian Open” which is exactly what millions have wanted to see, yet doubted would ever happen again. Their combined age? 71.

 

Yes, Serena (like always) did not drop a set. She won the first two right off the bat: 6-4; 6-4. But the matches were a whole lot of fun to see. These are two women who have struggled through everything – even body-image issues, if you can believe that – to become two of the best, if not THE best, tennis has ever seen. On the court, Serena Williams puts everyone in their place, and with this win she has once again reclaimed the #1 ranking. Intelligent, talented, skilled and, basically, a power that no one is able to stop, Serena leaves Steffi Graf behind and has only one woman left to conquer: Margaret Court who sits at 24 wins. Is Serena too old to accomplish this feat? If you think that, then you most definitely did not watch the Open which proved that Serena has no concept of age. She is a superstar athlete who will continue to bring down the house and walk away with the trophies. Winning 10 Opens since turning thirty, this 23rd title places her in an “impossible to beat” category.

 

On the male side of the court, the most experienced and talented rivalry met up once again. Roger Federer – a beloved tennis player by millions – went five sets in his semi-final to eliminate a younger player at 31, Stan Wawrinka, to reach the men’s final. At 35 years old, and having taken six months off because of an injury, even Federer stated that he did not assume he’d make it to the finals this time out.

 

His opponent is one that he has met repeatedly over the years – Rafael Nadal, who also has been nursing an injury and also believed that he and Roger would have to get together to do a charity tennis match in order to ever meet up again on the court. This is the perfect storied rivalry that many consider to be the greatest ever witnessed in tennis. Federer and Nadal have played 34 times – the last meeting being in the 2015 Swiss Indoors final. Nadal led their twelve-year-old rivalry with an overall record of 23–11. Now…with Federer’s incredible play and landing yet another Australian Open title, that lead has shrunk to 23-12. This is the first Open win in five years for Federer and no one deserves it more.

 

Watching these legends once again stand in the spotlight was incredible, both male and female, making the Australian Open one of the best finales tennis has seen in a very long time.

 

So congratulations to Serena Williams and Roger Federer: champions once again and absolute, 100% legends for all time.

 

Source: GIG News

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for May 23, 2017 Get Out                https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WW76HBM/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Shake the Dust https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XRJ27W5/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 My Life as a Zucchini https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WRTFKRY/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 All Governments … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

  Rising Star The Making of Barack Obama  by David J. Garrow William Morrow Hardcover, $45.00 1472 pages ISBN: 978-0-06-264183-0 Book Review by Kam Williams “Barack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention instantly catapulted him into the national spotlight and led to his election four years later as America's first African-American president. In this penetrating biography, David J. Garrow delivers an epic work … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder

  History Being Sold to the Highest Bidder by Amy Lignor   For the longest time, scientists and archaeologists have been confused and bemused by various discoveries they’ve unearthed that offer little or no explanation as to the who, what, and why of the people who created these things or left them behind. Even now, in 2017, there are discoveries being studied; stories that were once legends now have actual bits of proof being found that … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Stunning Stenberg!

  Amandla Stenberg The “Everything, Everything” Interview with Kam Williams Stunning Stenberg! Amandla Stenberg first gained recognition for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, alongside Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. After the success of that film, Amandla earned the 2012 Teen Choice Award with Jennifer for Best Film Chemistry. She was also nominated for NAACP Image and Black Reel Awards for that … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Versatile 2500 Custom Carolina from Tidewater Boats

    Versatile 2500 Custom Carolina from Tidewater Boats By Craig Lamb There is so much more to like about the new 2500 Custom Carolina Bay from Tidewater Boats than its head-turning good looks. Tidewater Boats is known for designing boats for serious anglers, with serious features, using luxury appointments you find in a fine yacht. Wrap luxury around a performance hull and you have the newest model, 2500 Custom Carolina Bay. As the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme

  A Sport Where You Feel the Thrill Without Going to the Extreme by Amy Lignor   There are many sports “fanatics” out there who literally dive head-first into an extreme sport in order to get their adrenaline pumping – taking on a sport that comes hand-in-hand with a monumental amount of risk. But for those who are not interested in being scared to death, yet wish to feel the thrill, data has shown that zip lining has become the … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S.

  The Hottest Locales for Small Business in the U.S. by Amy Lignor   No, Silicon Valley is not being replaced. However, with the Kauffman Foundation releasing its annual Startup Activity Index last week showing, in detail, trends in U.S. business startups for 2017, it was revealed that California has been booted out of first place. The top spot for new businesses to be built and thrive in the United States has been taken over by the big, … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Once Upon a Time Vacations

  Once Upon a Time Vacations by Amy Lignor   Whether you are a lover of history or you simply have the “Beauty & the Beast” obsession – which, according to movie revenue data, millions all over the world are suffering from – just think how amazing it would be to stay in an actual castle. We already know what the beauty would be from the female perspective, but when it comes to the gentlemen out there, just think about how much … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]