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Serena Williams

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How to Become a Champion

If you want to get to the top of your field, you can find a great example in tennis star Serena Williams. She’s at the top of hers, after beating Maria Sharapova to win the French Open. One year after losing in the first round, Williams rebounded to capture her 16th major title. “It’s all […]

Another Blot on Women’s Sports

Female athletes are acting more and more like their male counterparts. And that’s not good. Wednesday night provided the latest example, when Baylor’s Brittney Griner punched Texas Tech’s Jordan Barncastle in the face. Griner will be sitting out two games. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said in a statement issued late Thursday that Griner will be […]

Emotions and Competition

Serena Williams’ meltdown in the U.S. Open semifinals reminds us exactly how much emotion goes into high-level competition. We don’t always see that emotion, because pro athletes get where they are precisely because they manage their emotions so well. When batters go to the plate in crucial situations, they must fight the pounding in their […]

Serena’s Secret Weapon

Serena Williams had just won the Wimbledon singles title, defeating her sister Venus. The decision not only gave Serena her third Wimbledon championship, but also raised her record against her sister to 11-10 in pro matches dating back to 1998. Someone asked Serena how many championships she might have won had it not been for […]