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    In August of 2003 she underwent knee surgery and just a month later her half-sister Yetunde was murdered in Los Angeles, California. Serena’s tennis ranking slump up to 139. Many people said she seemed worn-out with no motivation to stay fit or keep up with the title she once had. Soon after she took a trip out to West Africa where she accredited her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness to start this new life changing journey. By 2009, she had released a new autobiography called “Queen of the Court” and by then had won her place back at the top by winning both the 2009 Australian Open singles for the fourth time and the 2009 Wimbledon singles for the third time. That year not everything was going good for Serena. In September she made headlines when she lost the US Open for supposedly threatening abusive words at a line judge for making a bad call. She eventually talked about it but down played the situation saying that she never threatened the woman. But the incident still happened and as a punishment from the U.S Tennis Association they fined her 10,000 on the stop then two months later by the Grand Slam committee she was fined 82,500 and was placed on a two-year probation for the incident. This is the largest punishment ever against a tennis player. Now Serena has 20 grand Slam titles, with a slam they even refer to as the “Serena Slam” and she is the oldest Grand Slam Champion that has four…

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    Game, Set, Match! In a blink of an eye, my partner and I won our very first game in soft tennis. For the last point, I was able to score an ace. An ace is a winning serve that the server’s opponents never touches the ball with their racket. Therefore, the server earns a point, while the opponent loses it. This last point was crucial because it led us to victory. The excitement that I felt on that day is palpable. Ending the match with such a great impact is really memorable and a thrilling…

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    The Creighton men’s tennis team lost against DePaul University, falling 6-1, but also brought home a decisive win against Western Illinois last weekend, with a 7-0 sweep against the Bulldogs. The loss and win leaves the Bluejays with a 7-9 record on the season. On Saturday, during the matches against the Blue Demons in Chicago, junior Harrison Lang, at No. 3 singles, came out with Creighton’s only singles win against DePaul. Lang captured a close 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 victory over DePaul's Alex…

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    The idea of sports has been around since humankind. Ancient Greece introduced the Olympic Games in 776 BC which still to this very day encourages athletes to train for early on in their lives (“’History’”). Cristiano Ronaldo for example was only ten when he was deemed “A phenomenon—a kid who ate, slept and drank the game” (Christiano). George Jr, or better known as “Babe Ruth”, was only seven when he was introduced into baseball (Babe). How do children grow up to be talented in a sport? The…

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    Citizen Rankine Analysis

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    Citizen: million of invisible or uncomfortably visible people Reading Rankine's Citizen made me feel uncomfortable, and triggered a sense of oppression, hostility, and anger related to the savage labeling of human beings. Our society is built around labels aimed at de-humanizing humans, erasing any trace of individuality by enhancing the apparent duality inherent in the physical. Man/Woman, White/Black, Light/Dark, Good/Bad. Man, white, light, good are all associated with power, either physical…

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    Countless Olympic Gold Medals, Grand Slam Championships, and being ranked number one of the professional circuit are a few reasons why Serena Williams is considered to be the most successful female tennis player in history. She has managed to stay on top for nearly two decades and continuously amazes the sport season after season. Williams has not only found time to pursue fashion designing and acting, but she has also kept the mental strength required to continues to be the best, but it was not…

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    Best Tennis Player

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    Selecting the best of the best in such a competitive sport like women's tennis is difficult to say the least. Yet again, there are those names that always come to mind when you think of this sport. They are the players that resisted the test of time in remaining at the top. The combination of good defense and offense positioned them at the highest in their times and helped them remain there for decades to come. Grand Slam titles There are four Grand Slams over the year: the Australian Open, the…

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    Jelena Jankovic Jelena Jankovic is a Siberian tennis player born on 28 of February 1985. she is a former world number 1 singles tennis player. she achieved this feat in the year 2008 with her appearance in the US Open. her career is filled with accolades in the game of tennis. she is a well known name in the Tennis history and plays with a Furious enthusiasm. she is one of those players who brings excitement to the Tennis Court and keeps her audiences on the toes. she is also a great…

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    How To Play Tennis

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    All it took for my friends to lure me into tennis was to suggest that I join the team with them sophomore year. At first it started out as something to do with my friends, but soon became a hobby and passion of mine as I learned more about the game. Tennis is a sport that involves two players hitting a ball back and forth across a net to each other using a racquet. It may sound simple, but decades have passed since the game was created and has given people time to turn the game into a highly…

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    I have decided to write a response paper to Jamie Schultz’s: “Reading the Catsuit: Serena Williams and the Production of Blackness at the 2002 U.S. Open.” I really enjoyed reading her journal and all the opinions regarding Serena William’s infamous catsuit. Although there are some negative opinions regarding Williams’ choice of outfit and the way she presents herself, but she has challenged the normative white identity in women’s tennis. She has pushed the boundaries not only in tennis, but also…

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