A lighter tone although Colorado rings up another mass shooting spiced with stabbings…

The Octogenarians

The women’s singles final has been played and the better player won.Angelique (Angelika)Kerber defeated Serena Williams in three sets.A player who survived a match point against her in the first round played to her game plan and kept her nerves under sufficient control to win.Immediately after the shortened match version available on ESPN a glamour ad appeared featuring the blonde blue eyed new champion. A similar ad might probably have appeared featuring Serena had she won.It is a reminder,however, that Sharapova has made two and one half times the external endorsement money that Serena has made.Life has its favorites and they tend to be of dominant racial and gender status.

Serena has lost twice in her last two matches after being heavily favored to extend her winning to overtake Steffie Graf.At 34 Serena needs all of her weapons to continue to win.A new generation of players features stronger and faster…

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