Venus Williams Goes into a New Orbit; Teenage Tennis Sensation Scores Big at U.S. Open; Father Hopes to Keep Her Grounded
Teenage tennis sensation scores big at U.S. Opens; father hopes to keep her grounded
GREAT tennis players possess unbelievable skills, unparalleled athleticism and undaunting confidence. Arthur Ashe had these traits. So did Altea Gibson. Now there is a new kid on the block who's creating a stir--from the Compton, Calif., projects where she grew up to the exclusive tennis clubs where she now dominates the well-heeled White players who have long reigned supreme.
The second unseeded woman player to ever reach the finals of the U.S. Open and the first African-American woman to reach the finals since Gibson, the aptly named Venus Williams created her own orbit before …
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Publication information: Article title: Venus Williams Goes into a New Orbit; Teenage Tennis Sensation Scores Big at U.S. Open; Father Hopes to Keep Her Grounded. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Ebony. Volume: 53. Issue: 1 Publication date: November 1997. Page number: 142+. © 1999 Johnson Publishing Co. COPYRIGHT 1997 Gale Group.
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