Thursday, December 27, 2018
Serena Wins The AP Female Athlete of the Year For 5th Time!
She made it through three rounds at Roland Garros before she had to withdraw due to a pectoral muscle injury. Williams made it to the Wimbledon and US Open finals but fell just short of capturing her 24th Grand Slam title.
Along the way she continues to exposes the ugly underbelly of racism and misogynoir that keeps getting aimed at her by the champagne swilling tennis powers that be.
While she hasn't passed that homophobic twit Margaret Court yet for all time Grand Slam wins, at age 37, what Serena did do in this un-Serena like year on the court is remarkable in itself. She returned to playing near championship level tennis mere months after having a child, which was miraculous in itself.
Superhero and #BlackGirlMagic personified.
Williams was named the AP Female Athlete of the year for the fifth time .
This award was more for persevering through a personally challenging year for her.
Hope she returns to tennis dominance in 2019, starting at the Australian Open in a few weeks.
Posted by Monica Roberts at 8:00 AM
Labels: #BlackExcellence, #BlackGirlMagic, awards, Williams sisters
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