By Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
The writer stocks the existence tales of Venus and Serena Williams, who charged onto heart court docket in expert tennis on the finish of the 20 th century with a strength by no means earlier than visible within the recreation. No different ladies tennis avid gamers have matched their energy, their pace, or their total athleticism, and none have completed the prestige and megastar they've got won off and on the courtroom as they powered to the number 1 and ratings within the Women's Tennis organization (WTA). Venus and Serena Williams signify in lots of methods a shift in attitudes relating girls in activities, relatively African American girls. by way of taking part in tricky tennis, they conveyed to the general public that it was once applicable for ladies to be powerful, to have muscle mass, and to compete.
When Venus and Serena first seemed within the public eye, their hair certain in beads bespoke their ethnic satisfaction, the braces on their the teeth belied their early life, and their grit and resolution enabled them to resist demanding situations about the attitudes of those younger African American girls in what had routinely been a white-washed game. This e-book stocks their tales, and it presents how to give some thought to the influence of race, gender, and tradition, and the impact those have via game in shaping pop culture. contains a timeline and a bibliography of print and digital assets for extra research.
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Venus and Serena Williams: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.