Saturday, February 23, 2013

Proud moment: Serena Williams Reclaims No. 1 Women’s Tennis World Rank

This is definitely a high moment in history for Black women especially since it is still Black history month. 
Serena Williams won the WTA Qatar Open tennis quarterfinal against Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Doha, capital of Qatar, on Feb. 15, 2013. Serena returned to the top spot by reaching the semi-finals of the Qatar Open and despite losing to Azarenka in the Finals, her performance was enough to keep her in the No.1 spot. Williams replaces Victoria Azarenka in top spot of the WTA rankings.

 The 31-year-old champion beat Chris Evert’s record of top ranking in 1985 just shy of her 31st birthday, to become the oldest woman to hold the No. 1 ranking.  Williams last held the top spot in October 2010; the 15-time Grand Slam champion has endured unbearable adversity ever since she won the Wimbledon in 2010.  Following her victorious win, Williams suffered from a broken glass injury which cut through her feet, she had to go through 2 major surgeries on her right foot to recover, and later, Serena had blood clots in her lungs.

Her career has been filled with ups and downs, but her determination and strength shines through every adversity she has had to endure. Congratulations gurl!!!