American Tennis: Williams Style...Catch It Before It's Gone

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American Tennis: Williams Style...Catch It Before It's Gone
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Now that Pete Sampras has retired, American Tennis isn't what it used to be...On the men's side.  But on the Women's side, it's got to be a good thing...Venus and Serena Williams are keeping the American Tennis scene going.  Like in most tournaments they enter, the Williams Sisters are primed to win 2 titles, singles and doubles. And as the French Open is being played as I write this article, the Williams Sisters can still win both titles.  Just think of these stats:

  • The Williams Sisters have won 45 Grand Slam Titles between the two of them. 19 in singles.
  • Serena has been the best players over the last few years. Besides some injuries, she has dominated the sport.
  • Serena has won the career Grand Slam in both Singles and Women's Doubles. Venus has won the career Grand Slam in Women's Doubles.
  • Venus is most dominant on the Grass courts. 5 of 7 Grand Slams titles at Wimbledon.
  • The sisters have won Gold at the Olympics

Although the 19 wins in Singles Grand Slams doesn't compare to Steffi Graf's 22, they have faced some other dominant players: Justine Henin, Kim Clijsters and Maria Sharapova.

American Women haven't been this dominant since the days of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

Just think, The Williams Sisters don't even play a full schedule like most of the athletes in their sport. If they did spent all their time on tennis, it wouldn't give anyone else a chance.

We should embrace this time...until the Williams Sisters move their dominance to another arena...corporate America and who knows what...

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