Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Power of Prayer


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Sibling Rivalry and Sisterly Love

Venus Williams beat Serena Williams in two straight sets, 7-5 and 6-4. Venus came down from 3-1 in the first set, breaking Serena four times, before taking the first set in 1 hour and 51 minutes.

During the second set, Venus set another serve record of 129 mph breaking her own record of 127 mph set a few days ago. This matches her tour record set at last year's U.S. Open.

Instead of celebrating too much Venus twirled and waved to the crowd before embracing Serena at center court. Venus was gracious in her remarks about Serena saying, "She played so awesome, it was really a task to beat her."

This is Venus' fifth Wimbledon title and seventh Grand Slam championship. This was her first victory over her younger sibling in a Grand Slam final since the 2001 U.S. Open, and it evened their career record at 8-8.

Venus recognizing her role as big sister said, "Every time I come back I know I have the chance to play well and make history. My first job is big sister and I take that very seriously."

"Serena deserves to win something, so I'll try even harder for that," said Venus. The Williams sisters teamed up together, 3 1/2 hours after playing each other, to beat Lisa Raymond and Samantha Suosuk, 6-2 and 6-2. They won in two straight sets.

As a double team, the Williams sisters improved to a 7-0 Grand Slam Finals. Maybe now the Williams sisters will get the respect they deserve.

Ms. Venus Williams and Ms. Serena Williams are both champions.


A Lady's Perspective