5 Black professional female tennis players not named Serena

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NEW YORK – AUGUST 27, 2015: Twenty one times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams during press conference at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center before US Open 2015 tournament in Flushing, NY (Photo credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com)

Serena Williams has dominated the women’s circuit over the past year, and is aiming for her first Grand Slam if she can win the 2015 US Open and sweep all four 2015 Grand Slam events. As much attention as Serena gets (and she is generating more with her possible relationship with hip-hop artist Drake), there are other black female tennis players making noise. Here is a list of five black female tennis players not named Serena Williams.

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STRASBOURG, FRANCE – MAY 20 : Madison Keys in action at the 2015 Internationaux de Strasbourg WTA International tennis tournament (Photo credit: Jimmie48 Photography / Shutterstock.com)

Madison Keys. No, she isn’t related to Alicia Keys, but Madison is hitting high notes on the tennis court with her play.  The 20-year old is the second-highest ranked American behind Serena, at #19, and has a possible showdown with Williams in the fourth round of the 2015 US Open, which would be her second time facing the Queen of Tennis in 2015. (Keys lost to Serena in the semifinals of the Australian Open earlier this year.)

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