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By Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.

The writer stocks the existence tales of Venus and Serena Williams, who charged onto middle court docket in specialist tennis on the finish of the twentieth century with a strength by no means earlier than obvious within the game. No different girls tennis gamers have matched their power, their pace, or their total athleticism, and none have accomplished the prestige and star they've got received off and on the courtroom as they powered to the number 1 and ratings within the Women's Tennis organization (WTA). Venus and Serena Williams characterize in lots of methods a shift in attitudes bearing on ladies in activities, rather African American girls. by means of enjoying tricky tennis, they conveyed to the general public that it was once appropriate for ladies to be robust, to have muscle tissues, and to compete.

When Venus and Serena first seemed within the public eye, their hair sure in beads bespoke their ethnic satisfaction, the braces on their the teeth belied their adolescence, and their grit and backbone enabled them to resist demanding situations about the attitudes of those younger African American ladies in what had usually been a white-washed game. This booklet stocks their tales, and it offers the way to think about the influence of race, gender, and tradition, and the effect those have via activity in shaping pop culture. features a timeline and a bibliography of print and digital resources for added research.

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