The 2013 Australian Open semi-finals were anything but dull and the match between 19-year old Sloane Stephens and her idol Serena Williams was intense. After quite the battle Sloan won the match, but for me the real triumph was seeing two powerful generations of black women playing a sport I love.
(click link below to see clips from match)
The first professional black female player was Althea Gibson in 1957 and the first professional black male player was Arthur Ashe in 1975.
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