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    Operation Grand Slam

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    On May 1st, 1960, the 24th deep-penetration U-2 overflight of the Soviet Union was scheduled, code-named Operation Grand Slam. Operation Grand Slam was piloted by Francis Gary Powers, the most experienced U-2 pilot from CIA. After airborne from Peshawar, Pakistan, Powers guided the aircraft towards Soviet-Afghan border and later Tyurantam Missile Test Range, his first target. The planned route would take him over Chelyabinsk, Kyshtym, Sverdlovsk, northwest to Kirov, north over Yur’ya and Plesetsk, then to Severodvinsk, northwest to Kandalaksha, north to Murmansk, and finally his destination Bodo, Norway. Grand Slam was planned to spend 9 hours in air to cover more than 3,800 miles in distance, with 2,900 miles of unauthorized transgressing the Soviet airspace. The core mission was to photograph Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile sites that were currently in operation and plutonium-production facilities and shipyards where nuclear submarines were being…

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    In 1999 Serena Williams won a singles victory at the U.S. Open, which made her the second black woman to win a Grand Slam title. The first being Althea Gibson. As an african american tennis player Serena has overcome and dealt with many difficulties. She has been told that she and her sister Venus (also a tennis player) are arrogant and unfriendly to others on the court and off the court. Serena is well known for her tennis skill and all the events that she has won at a young age. She also…

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    sister, she holds the record for the fastest serve ever delivered by a woman, at a shocking 130 miles per hour (Advarsity Sports). The expert player is comfortable all around the court, unlike her sibling who is mainly comfortable on the baseline. Another difference between the two is that Venus is more comfortable playing on grass courts while Serena says she likes to play on any terrain, such as grass, carpet, hard, and clay courts. The last major difference between the two are their…

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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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    American skilled tennis player Serena Williams has accomplished over 20 Grand Slam singles titles and numerous Olympic gold medals. Serena Jameka Williams was born September 26, 1981 in Saginaw Michigan. She is the youngest of five daughters. Her father Richard and mother Oracene Williams have two daughters, Serena and her sister Venus, which became two of tennis great champions. Serena’s father was determined to see his two daughters succeed in tennis so when he moved his family out to Compton,…

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    She was ranked number one among under ten players in Florida. At the age of seventeen she won her very first Grand Slam singles. Not many people have achieved that. That has led to her going on to win a total of 19 Grand Slams singles. She is so great that many people think she will break Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam Singles. On the other hand, others do not believe that she will be able to since she is close to the age of retirement. However, Navratilova believes that “the way…

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    Roger Federer (German pronunciation: [ˈrɔdʒər ˈfeːdərər]; born 8 August 1981) is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).[2] Federer has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles—the most in history for a male player—and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for 302 weeks, including 237 consecutive weeks. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from…

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    The Best is Always worth It 51 N. Grandveiw Dubuque, IA 52003 9-21-2015 USTA 70 W Red Oak Ln White Plains, NY 10604 Dear United States Tennis Association, It was Wimbledon 2012 Championship match and Roger Federer was playing Andy Murray for the title. It was 2-1 in Roger's favor. The serve is up and Roger wins another Grand Slam Title. That was Roger Federer's latest major title win. This essay will prove to you that Roger Federer is the best player to ever play the game of tennis.…

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    The pictures portray Federer’s latest win against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open, marking his eighteenth Grand Slam title. Because of the presence of Roger Federer, a famous tennis player, testimonial is the persuasive strategy used because Federer is used to endorse the product. The ad implies that Rolex is the watch of champions, as evident by the title of the ad, “Champ18n,” referring to Federer’s 18 Grand Slam titles. It also states the importance of having a Rolex because “It…

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    skills in this Academy with you later on proved to be the most fruitful experiences of her tennis career. she won the first juniors Australian Open Championship in the year 2001. this is made her number 1 juniors player in the world. after her Championship he is started playing for the WTA tour. with her great efforts and she was able to reach this second round that the Indian Wells Masters tournament. At present her net worth is 15 million dollars which has mostly come from her tennis…

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