Serena Williams is a tennis Legend she wins her fifth Australian Open singles title. However, why is she still disrespected by the tennis media?
Serena Williams of the United States, defeated a determined Justine Henin of Belgium 6-4 3-6 6-2 to capture her fifth Australian Open singles title. The victory gave Williams her twelfth grand slam title of her incredible career. Serena has now equaled the great Billie Jean King’s tennis accomplishments they both have twelve slam singles titles.
Serena is the first female tennis player to have won five Australian Open singles titles in the Open era. The Open era of tennis started in the year 1968. Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Margaret Court, and Evonne Googlagong Crawley have four Australian Open titles. Serena’s accomplishment today is incredible and proves once again she is the queen of the WTA Tour.
Serena silenced her critics in the tennis today they obviously don’t know that she is the best female player of her generation. Mary Carillo an ESPN Tennis commentator once again criticized Williams during the ESPN television broadcast yet she has never been ranked higher the number 33. Would Carillo admonish Williams if she was a white American woman and not a black American woman? The disrespect Serena has received from the USA tennis media is racist, sexist, and pathetic.
Serena is a great champion, she is a tennis legend yes Serena can be cocky but she also has the results. I have never seen another tennis legend disrespected by the media as Serena Williams. The question remains why?
The sad part is, it is the American media that are so critical of Serena Williams. If Serena was a white American woman would she receive this much scorn? I doubt it.
Serena proves once again whenever she is motivated and serious she is better than every woman on the WTA Tour. Serena also won the women’s doubles title with Venus for the fourth time at the Australian Open the other day as well. Serena continues to soar into tennis history while Venus is left in the dust. Venus should seriously think about retirement she is on her way out.