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Cori “Coco” Gauff captured the imagination of tennis fans worldwide with her improbable feat at the world’s most prestigious tennis platform this past summer, Wimbledon, which got the attention of beloved former first lady Michelle Obama. Gauff continues to enthrall tennis fans with her electrifying play during another major tournament, the U.S. Open which is…

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Cori “Coco” Gauff’s magical Wimbledon run ended after a loss to No. 7 Simona Halep on Monday, July 8. Gauff was one round shy of the quarterfinals in her first appearance at the tournament. Despite showing flickers of brilliance, Gauff was unable to find her rhythm as she had done in previous matches. Halep, 27,…

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The youngest girl at Wimbledon has just defeated the oldest. Previously unknown 15-year-old tennis phenom Cori “Coco” Gauff vanquished 39-year-old Venus Williams in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in the opening round of the Grand Slam tournament on Monday, July 1, 2019. Gauff was going for her first Wimbledon match win against a woman, Venus, who…

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Serena Williams dedicated her performance at this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships to “all the moms out there.” The 36-year-old star – who gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017 – returned to competitive action earlier this year, and despite losing in the women’s singles final to Germany’s Angelique Kerber in London on…

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Serena Williams has penned a letter advocating for equal pay for Black women in America and has claimed to have been a victim of racist remarks by her male colleagues in the past. The 35-year-old professional tennis player opened up about the gender pay gap to mark Black Women‘s Equal Pay Day on Monday, July…

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Police have rescinded their conclusion that Venus Williams was at fault for a car crash that resulted in the death of 78-year-old Jerome Barson. The weight of a fatal crash in June was becoming overwhelming for the tennis star. She could not even finish her press conference after her victory in the early rounds at Wimbledon…

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Former United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and past UNCF president William “Bill” Herbert Gray III dies at 71. Gray served six terms in Congress and was the highest-ranking African American during his tenure. A sterling politician, he held the following positions while in Congress: chair of the House Budget Committee, chairman of the Democratic caucus,…

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Serena Williams, the incomparable and the seemingly indestructible No. 1 player in the world, shockingly succumbed to Wimbledon “giant killer” Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round of the tennis’ greatest major, 2-6, 6-1, 4-6. The 28th seed Lisicki stormed out of the gates, routing Williams in the first set before Williams regained her composure and…

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The irrepressible Serena Williams is what they usually call superior male athletes  —a freak of nature. Encroaching on her 31st birthday, the youngest Williams sister just wrapped up one of the most dominant summers in the history of the United States Tennis Association — and did it at an age when most of her contemporaries…

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serena Williams became only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1. The victory completed a remarkable run of domination by the No. 4-seeded Williams, who lost only 17 games in six matches en…

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Serena Williams just won her fifth Wimbledon title, beating her opponent Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Saturday. She is just the second player in history to win this prestigious tournament at age 30. The last 30 year old to win the title was in 1990. This win earns Serena her 28th grand…

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This year’s Wimbledon finals will be without some of the usual suspects, 31-year-old Venus Williams, 29-year-old defending champion Serena Williams and 29-year-old Roger Federer, all previously undisputed dominating forces at the tournament.  In fact, over the last 11 years, there hasn’t been a final without one or more of those names on the scoreboard.  A…

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Venus and Serena Williams continue to move toward an all-sister collision in this year’s Wimbledon final, despite not being unanimous favorites.  Saturday, June 25, found them both having moved successfully through to the tournament’s fourth round and into the second week. They’re on opposite sides of the draw, which leaves the door open for a…

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Venus Williams, 31, defeated Kimiko Date-Krumm, 40, today, 6-7(6), 6-3, 8-6, but it was nowhere near an easy feat.  Combined, the ladies played one of the oldest Grand Slam matches in recent WTA history, but they delivered a spry Wimbledon thriller that was clear indication that both desperately wanted to proceed to the third round…

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