By Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
The writer stocks the lifestyles tales of Venus and Serena Williams, who charged onto heart court docket in specialist tennis on the finish of the twentieth century with a strength by no means ahead of obvious within the recreation. No different ladies tennis gamers have matched their power, their pace, or their total athleticism, and none have completed the prestige and star they've got received off and on the court docket as they powered to the number 1 and scores within the Women's Tennis organization (WTA). Venus and Serena Williams characterize in lots of methods a shift in attitudes relating ladies in activities, fairly African American girls. via taking part in tricky tennis, they conveyed to the general public that it used to be appropriate for girls 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 delight, the braces on their the teeth belied their formative years, and their grit and backbone enabled them to resist demanding situations about the attitudes of those younger African American ladies in what had generally been a white-washed recreation. This e-book stocks their tales, and it offers how to reflect on the influence of race, gender, and tradition, and the effect those have via activity in shaping pop culture. features a timeline and a bibliography of print and digital resources for extra research.
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Venus and Serena Williams: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies) by Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.