The Open Championship

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  • Arnold Palmer Research Paper

    really even knew about it. Then Arnold Palmer became eligible and when he played in 1980, the Tour became more popular. When the 1980 U.S. Senior Open came around he has won every tournament so far, but he couldn’t play because…

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  • Billie Jean King Accomplishments

    According to biography.com, Billie Jean was one of the highest paid athletes of her time, but she still fought for equal pay. She fought for what she thought was right, not for what society thought was okay, which not many people did at the time. Billie Jean noticed that at some tournaments, men were getting paid twelve times more than women, which she found outrageous because both men and women have equal abilities and have to put forth the same amount of effort to do well (“Billie Jean King…

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  • What's The Difference Between Venus And Serena Williams

    From the swing of the racket to the way they move across the court, Venus and Serena Williams are both brilliant tennis players. Both sisters are equally successful in their lives outside of tennis, but their careers in the game are very different from each other. Venus Williams was born on June seventeenth, 1980 making her the older sister in the dynamic tennis duo. Her younger sister, Serena, was born on September twenty-sixth, 1981. Both girls were enrolled at Rick Macci’s Tennis Academy…

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  • Jack Nicklaus: A Famous Golf Player

    During their rivalry, golf’s popularity skyrocketed, as new tournaments were added, being broadcast on television. After Jack’s ametur career, he turned pro. He finished runner-up to Arnold Palmer by only two strokes in the 1960 U.S. Open and as a fourth-place finisher in the 1961 U.S. Open. In 1962, at the Oakmont Country Club outside of Pittsburgh, Nicklaus beat Arnold Palmer in a play-off to win the U.S. Open (Baughman, 1998), Jack’s first PGA Major Championship. It went down as both one of…

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  • Billie Jean King's 'Battle Of The Sexes'

    winner take all $100,000 tennis match. The match was nationally televised and was named the “Battle of the Sexes”. King would defeat Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, and become the first women to defeat a man in any sport. After the match, it is reported that Riggs “was devastated and isolated himself in his hotel room for four hours.” The match had an estimated 90 million viewers worldwide, 50 million just in the United States and the total attendance in the Astrodome in Houston was 30,472, the largest…

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  • Lack Of Diversity In Tennis Essay

    American Tennis Association. In 1950, Gibson played her first professional tennis match in Queens, New York. In her first round, she defeated Barbara Knapp, a white female player but lost to Louise Brough, another white female player in her second match. Throughout both rounds, racial slurs spewed from racist spectators, who for the first time saw an African-American person playing the game in a non-recreational setting (“Racism and Black Tennis”). Despite the slurs and insults, Althea Gibson…

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  • My Dad Influenced My Life Essay

    Back in the Summer of 2010 , my mom got laid off and could not find a job no matter where she applied. I remember seeing her sit on the couch all day just applying to places but no one was hiring at the time. But , that was no excuse for my dad he went out there and worked as much overtime as he could just to be able to support my family while my mom was unemployed. When it came to sports he was always viewing things in a positive way. I lost my first ever championship game when I was 15 in our…

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  • Personal Narrative: Football In High School

    the same, we were unstoppable. As the season went on we were drawing more attention to our school to the point where local critics were for us for once. You could say the attention was getting to us because we weren’t use to having a winning season. It was time for playoffs and our reputation was through the roof. I for one was having the best time of my life. The playoffs went by fast and the wins kept coming. At this point the championship game was just around corner something my school…

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  • Personal Narrative: My First Super Bowl

    1967: The first Super Bowl “Bee-do, bee-do, dee-do,” My alarm clock goes off and another day begins. I slump out of bed as my feet hit the floor. Just another boring day in Los Angeles, just another day of work. My phone goes off and reads “Hey Sharron. Today’s the big day, are you excited? - Tori,” I spin around frantically as I remember what today is. It wasn’t just any old day, I was going to watch the first World Championship football game! It could be a day that people years from now talk…

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  • Jelena Jankovic Research Paper

    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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