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    these interactions have distanced their sense of belonging to the U.S. as professional woman’s tennis players. After playing at tournaments like Indian Wells which is a tournament located in Indian Wells, California where they were they booed and called racial slurs while the crowd cheered on a woman’s tennis player Kim Clijsters who was from Belgium to win, it makes sense that they would lose their sense of belonging to the country they play for. It would be very hard for me to claim to be a tennis player for the U.S. if my family and I are booed, called racial slurs, and threatened while the crowd is in favor of a woman who is from a completely different country. I also felt that she distanced herself again after she played in the U.S. Open finals against Sam Stosur who is from Australia on September 11, 2011. As Rankine stated “Some speculate Serena especially wants to win this Grand Slam because it is the tenth anniversary of the attack on the twin towers. It’s believed that by winning she will prove her red-blooded American patriotism and will once and for all become beloved by the tennis world. All the boos, the criticisms that she has made ugly the game of tennis – through her looks as well as her behavior- that entire cluster of betrayals will be wiped clean with this win”. She however did not win that day against Sam Stosur which gave her even more ammunition to distance herself in the sense of belonging to the U.S. as a citizen. This is a cartoon of Serena…

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    Arthur Ashe is known for being one of the most successful tennis players in the world. He has books, biographies, short stories, and even newspaper entries that have been written about him. Arthur was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond Virginia. Ashe is known worldwide for being one of the most successful tennis players in the world, and also known for always smiling even if losing the game. Arthur Ashe is famous for many things, but he is most famous for being the “First African American to…

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    The Meaning of Serena Williams: Revision One The article The Meaning of Serena Williams by Claudia Rankine talks about how Williams is categorized in black excellence and how it’s different from white excellence. Williams needs to prove to herself that she can be equal to white excellence in achievements. From the text, one can conclude that society influences the aspect of appearance to critics. Williams is treated with disrespect in the industry because she’s a black female athlete and is…

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    Best Tennis Player

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    come. Grand Slam titles There are four Grand Slams over the year: the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. They have the most value of all the tennis tournaments when it comes to points and prizes, therefore having the biggest difficulty. The number of Grand Slam titles a player has determines their position in tennis…

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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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    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 has more Grand Slams than…

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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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    Analysis Of Gatorade

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    The emotion that is felt within this commercial is nostalgia. That element is shown through the children’s version of these athletes. In the commercial the children have big dreams and high expectations. This is shown within the adult version of these athletes. We were all children once, where we dreamed big and tried hard. In the commercial it shows that dreams are timeless. When most of us were young we all push ourselves to become greater. We all have an inner child within us from our past…

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    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 Williams play is key to her chances,” (Reporter). They way Williams play is so unique to her that a competitor might lose focus trying to anticipate her next move. To conclude, Serena Williams is my favorite tennis player because of her willpower to start succeeding at a young age and her many achievements.…

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