Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: aka TennisPower
Telling words from a young black leading tennis player.
"It was just a tough crowd out there...
"Very tough. Story of my life...
"It's a little difficult. All my life I had to fight. So it's just another fight. It's like this every time going into a tournament."
Let's repeat the last thought: "It's like this every time going into a tournament."
Now let's pause and think ... and think ... soberly. She certainly pointed to today's crowd at RG-03, but with candor she also let us know this has been the case all her life. All her young life.
Why does it have to be so hard to be black? Why, oh why can't the world accept leadership, excellence of any kind, from a black person? ... "Story of my life", said the young girl; little she knows it's the story of millions. Millions sharing the same planet with the rest. Millions aspiring to live and embellish what we call humanity. Millions just willing to assert their stakes in that grand march called history.
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"Playing aggressive tennis ... that's always the way to go, if you ask me." - Venus Williams, May/2002
"Some shots I will hit hard but not every ball. I'm not just using my power." - Serena Williams, Oct/2002