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Another historic tennis match – Part 3


October 12, 2018

On Sept. 8, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka met in the final match of the U.S. Open tennis tournament held in New York City. Their confrontation marked the second year in a row that two athletes of African descent had competed for the tournament championship.

Williams, perhaps the greatest female tennis player in history, was seeking her 24th “major” title while Osaka was looking for her first.

Osaka was poised and focused from the beginning of the match until the end. Undaunted by Williams’ experience and reputation, Osaka “broke” her opponent’s serve four times while losing on...

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