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Serena Williams & The Quest For 23 Majors

My attempt at making my post titles sound like Harry Potter movies. What do you think? ?

Are any of y’all tennis fans? Were you paying attention to the Australian Open the past two weeks? Well I was, even though it took a toll on my sleeping patterns.

As the draws started to take shape, there were some amazing story line lines unfolding. Both number one seeds were upset early, and some great underdogs emerged.

Then we all started to look ahead. Could it be? Could it truly happen? Could we really be so blessed to end up with an all-Williams final on the women’s side and a Roger vs. Rafa final on the men’s? A vintage set of championship matches we thought we saw the last of a decade ago.

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Serena Williams Is Feeling 22…

I know I’m probably the 49974729596734th person to use that line, in the past 48 hours, but I don’t care! My girl, Serena Williams, has finally won her 22nd Grand Slam title! She had been super close over the past 3 slams, but it appeared the pressure had really gotten to her. She adjusted her game and her mindset for Wimbledon and voila, she successfully defended her title from last year to equal the great Stefi Graf in Grand Slam Championships!

And as if that wasn’t enough, three hours after raising the Venus Rosewater Dish, Serena returned to Centre Court, with her sister Venus, and won the doubles title as well. Everything is coming up Williams Sisters!

I’m so proud of Rena. I hope this win took some of the anxiety and pressure off of her, so she can get back to how she was playing in late 2014 and most of 2015. She was carefree and enjoying the sport. And with the Olympics coming up, that’ll be needed more than ever.

Anyway, I just wanted to take time to post my excitement for Serena and Venus. My family and I are going to London next year, and we are timing it so that we can hopefully catch a match or two at the All England Club. In doing so, we would be crossing a key event off our Bucket Lists!

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The 2013 US Open Is Underway!

While I didn’t make it to the Western & Southern Tournament, in Cincinnati, a couple of weeks ago, I’m still just as tuned in as I usually am come US Open time.

Even though, as of this posting, Venus Williams has bowed out, she electrified NYC with her first round upset of the #12 seeded player in the world. But that wasn’t the only story to come out of that match. Did you see her hair? Va-va-va-voom!

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And she wasn’t done! For her second round match, today, this is how she wore her hair. It wasn’t enough to push her into the third round, but I’m just glad she’s still even playing. (Please don’t retire anytime soon, V!)

The next huge storyline I’ve seen so far is the surprised win by 17 year old American Victoria Duval. She upset the 11th seeded player, and former US Open Champion, Sam Stosur. It was just her 2nd US Open match ever and she’s ranked 296 in the world!

Look at the sheer bliss after her big win! You can’t replicate that type of passion! I look forward to seeing more from her!

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And watch her post-match interview below…

How cute is this child? I will definitely be keeping an eye on her! The US needs girls like this, along with Sloane Stephens, to take the torch from Serena and Venus in a few years!

P.S. Can y’all believe there are only 3 days left in the #31WriteNow challenge? I have not missed a single day. Go me!

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There’s A Williams Sister Documentary?

Venus and Serena

A lot of movie trailers, I’ve been anticipating, have been released lately. (Still waiting for the Catching Fire teaser, though!) Yesterday I got to see the Mortal Instruments: City of Bones trailer came out and was amazing! Today, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters came out.

So, while I was on YouTube, I started browsing through other recently released trailers and saw one for a Venus and Serena Williams documentary! Say WHAT?!?! How long has this been in the works? And why did none of y’all tell me?! You know how much I stan for the Williams Sisters!

Anyway, it’s called Venus and Serena and I Googled to find out as much information as I could. Info like its Facebook page and website. I also learned that it’s getting an on-demand release on Thursday, as well as a theater release on May 10th. I want to see it on the big screen, so you know I was white knuckling because this movie screams “limited release.” And knowing my luck, well you know. And there would be hell to pay if it I can’t see it live! Y’all hear me?

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Another Battle of the Williams Sisters

Serena and Venus Williams faced off last night at the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. I always enjoy these Battles because they are two of the most dominant players on the WTA tour.

It seems, lately, that Serena has a firm grip on the family’s supply of tennis swagger. She’s simply been dominating following her win in the US Open last August and another Australian Open title, a couple of months ago.

The Serena Show continued as she beat big sis Venus: 6-4, 3-6, 6-3. The win guarantees she gets to keep her World #1 ranking. That’s music to my ears. I want my girl to stay on top!

She will meet No. 11-seeded Victoria Azarenka in Saturday’s final.

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