Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Smiles Have It!


From the Williams Sisters to the Italian Sisters, the US Open tennis tournament for 2015 was an unforgettable one. The tales of not one, but two, underdogs rising to the top of their game in a twenty-four hour period inspired … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, sports | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Turn Out the Lights…


…the party’s over. Serena Williams’s search for the ultimate prize of the Calendar Grand Slam in 2015 ended Friday afternoon with high drama in the third set of her US Open semi-final match against Roberta Vinci on the courts of … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, sports | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Both Have Prevailed


Venus Williams and her little sister Serena For the past seventeen years the Williams sisters have carried the heavy burden of American tennis on their shoulders, and the load has never been an easy one. Their two-person dynasty has been … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, sports | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Sister Act (2015)


Lord help the mister who comes between  me and my sister, And Lord help the sister who comes between me and my  (slam). Actually, Irving Berlin’s lyrics in the 1954 romantic musical White Christmas ended that second line with “man” because … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, sports | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

Dancing with Destiny


In 1999 the paths of two of the most recognized women athletes in the world crossed twice in different stages of their tennis careers.  Steffi Graf was twenty-nine years old and was about to retire from a career she began … Continue reading

Posted in Reflections, sports | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments