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The Octogenarians

The surprising parallelism between Serena Williams’ career and the turmoil of America’s inequity crisis continues.Serena’s decision to forgive and reconcile was admirable but clearly costly.It earned the amazing praise and thanks from Victoria Azarenca, the victor, in a hard fought final where Serena’s psychology was the deciding factor.Once again Serena had to be a front runner and gave up the opening set in each of the two sets.In the graciousness of the moment it was almost possible to forget the ugliness of 14 years ago with the racial epithets and the angry gesturing which accompanied her appearance in that final opposite Kim Clijsters.Venus had defaulted in the scheduled semifinal and the angry and fearful of a new era tennis fans, read into it a family plot on the part of the Williams to exert an undue(black) influence on the game.Maybe “we’ve come a long way baby” but the quoted statement…

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