The Williams sisters have been bringing that Black Girl Magic to the US Open for years. This year things are a little different. Venus and Serena Williams are not playing the US Open together. Venus is riding this Championship solo as Serena is handling her newly acquired Mommy Duties. Yesterday was an epic day for women’s tennis. Venus defeated her opponent and so did Miss Sloane Stephens. With them both scoring Ws for their matches yesterday, they earn a spot in the Semi-Finals. Only thing is, they have to see each other in the Semi-Finals Match tomorrow night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Sloane Stephens has been doing her thing on the tennis court for quite some time. The 24-year-old tennis sensation stepped back on the scene this year, after taking some time off for foot surgery. She came back ready to play and is looking to get the job done. By winning her afternoon match, she made history and became the first African American woman (besides Venus & Serena) to continue on to the US Open Semi-Finals round.
We all know what Venus is capable of. She’s been a tennis powerhouse for years and it will be interesting to see what she brings to the court tomorrow night. She looked sharp against her opponent, Kvitova, who she credited for “playing so well”. Obviously not well enough because she sent her packing last night.
Both Stephens and Williams are exceptional on the tennis court so their Thursday night matchup will be epic. They are bringing all their Black Girl Magic to Arthur Ashe Stadium and we couldn’t be more proud. This will definitely be an epic match to watch and regardless who wins, ISSAWin for Black women every where. Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s match but seat prices are hitting for almost 2Gs.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. THIS IS THE REAL DEAL. #USOpen 🇺🇸
— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) September 5, 2017