I’m not going to even pretend like I watch tennis, because I don’t. The only reason I gave tennis an after thought, is SOLELY because of Venus and Serena Williams. How could I ignore two black girls with beads like myself, dominating in such a “White” sport. Fast forward to today, I STILL don’t watch tennis, but I’m a die-hard Venus and Serena Williams fan. I’ve never watched one of their tennis matches in its entirety, but still, I am a DIE. HARD. FAN. Seriously.
I had a meeting downtown this morning. After the meeting I did my usual perusing on social media and saw Serena Williams was trending. Serena had victory over Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon today. Chile, I didn’t even know she was playing, but CONGRATS! And I mean that. Serena will go on to play in Saturday’s final.
I immediately posted this GIF to my personal Facebook page with the following caption:
Meanwhile… #Mood Why be average? Serena Williams STAY killing it. Confidence is key. #WhenGodSaidYes
Question: Why is Serena Williams so perfect & so unbothered. Perfect in a sense that no matter what racist foolery is thrown her way, she still carries on to DOMINATE the tennis world while crypt walking at the same time. Unbothered in a sense that she could have allowed fear intimidate her, ultimately leading to an early retirement. Nope. As she can see above, Serena has decided to crypt walk her way through the ugly side of tennis, not allowing it to penetrate her passion for the game. And because of that, she’s winning. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
Here’s to you Serena… *raises Starbucks Salted Carmel Mocha*
P.S. If you’re unfamiliar of what trials Venus & Serena Williams had to endure as African American women dominating tennis, check out the documentary “Venus and Serena” on Netflix. Warning, if you have ignant’ humor like me, you may find yourself rewinding the part when their daddy goes IN on a reporter interviewing Venus. LOL.
P.P.S. Check out “Serena Williams Drinks, Bathes In, And Makes Lemonade With White Tears”, by Very Smart Brothas here. It cracked me ALL the way up.