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Apple's New Movie 'Emancipation' Is Oscar Gold

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02:17 min | Last month

Apple's New Movie 'Emancipation' Is Oscar Gold

"Apple held first showing Saturday for the big movie coming out with Will Smith called Emancipation Antoine fuqua, directing it, stars Will Smith as an enslaved man who recovered from a really bad whipping that nearly killed him. And then he had to go brave through the swamps of Louisiana, armed with only his wits to escape these cold blooded slave hunters and be free. So both he and fuqua made their first public comments about the film in this follow-up discussion they had for the black caucus foundation's legislative conference in Washington D.C., there's no date yet, but this is the most solid indication that the film is going to arrive for award season and it's going to be a real rough one for Will Smith after he lost his mind and smacking Chris Rock because this is the kind of movie that gets a lot of Oscar attention. And it's been really it's been really been anticipated because Apple won the rights there was a record breaking auction and they won the rights to make it, it's the stuff Oscars are made of, you know? Playing Venus and Serena Williams father that's one thing. That's a lifetime movie. Playing a slave who went through this hell? It's so different. Back in 1863, the inspiration for this movie came when there were photographs taken of this slave named Peter. And he had just enjoined enslaved, he was just joined the Union Army to help him find his family. And the photographs was seen all over the world above his back being whipped and it just galvanized everybody against slavery as it being barbaric, of course. And they were those images were a symbolic beginning to like, we started seeing Emmett Till, you know, then he got Ronde king and of course lately got George Floyd, I mean, this slave, Peter. That's the man who should have four funerals and a hologram in the night sky. Not a crackhead ex con George Floyd.

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Roger Federer says he is retiring from professional tennis

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 months ago

Roger Federer says he is retiring from professional tennis

"Days after the end of the U.S. open which is expected to be Serena Williams final tournament Roger Federer says he is retiring The 41 year old has won 20 Grand Slam titles but has not competed since 2021 when he lost in the Wimbledon quarterfinals and soon after had his third knee surgery in a year and a half Two months ago Federer said he hoped to play at the all England club one more time and that he returned to tournament play at the Swiss indoors in October but he is now tweeted his farewell event will be at next week's labor cup in London I'm Sagar Meghani

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Coco Gauff, 18, reaches US Open quarterfinals for 1st time

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00:35 sec | 2 months ago

Coco Gauff, 18, reaches US Open quarterfinals for 1st time

"Means defending champion and topsy Daniel Medvedev has been upset in the U.S. open fourth round by Nick curios the flamboyant Australian put on a shot making clinic that war Medvedev down and he moved into his first quarterfinal in New York 6 two in the fourth set coco golf also reached her first U.S. open quarterfinal nothing out of 7 5 7 5 victory over Zhang xue She next takes on Caroline Garcia of France after she stopped Alison risk amateur in straight sets Isla Tommy also reached the quarters following up her win over Serena Williams I'm Graham agar

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Serena Williams loses to Tomljanovic in US Open farewell

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00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Serena Williams loses to Tomljanovic in US Open farewell

"A curtain has finally come down on the extraordinary career of the most dominant player in women's tennis at the age of 40 Serena Williams bowing out in the third round of the U.S. open fittingly though she fought right to the end not giving up for one minute of the three hour and 5 minute three set battle 29 year old Australian ela Tom lanova finally closed out the nail biting win 7 5 6 7 6 one securing it on her 6th match point as Williams refused to concede She leaves a game with 23 Grand Slam titles and a legacy that may never be matched I'm Graham agar

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

07:55 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Lead

"You've only played a handful of matches since coming back. You were for a year. And you just make the number two player in the world. How did you do it? Well, I'm a pretty good player. That pretty good player, of course, is almost 41 year old Serena Williams. Fresh off her second round U.S. open victory over number two seed Annette Conti. Before this tournament began, Serena announced that it would likely be her last, and so today, as Serena is once again defying the odds, we look back at the many ways in which the goat of women's tennis has done the impossible throughout her incredible career. Plus, why she might not be done just yet. From wondering, I'm Tiffany osinski. It's Friday, September 2nd, and this is the lead. Loves you and they might every point with you. We'll see you tomorrow night. Yes, thank you. Thank you very much. Jon worth I'm welcome to the lead. Good to be here. How are you doing? I'm feeling great. You know what's funny, John? I believe the last time I had the pleasure of working with you was actually back in 2017 when we were both at Sports Illustrated and produced an interview you did at the U.S. open. And here we are, 5 years later, once again talking tennis in U.S. open. And we were probably talking about Serena Williams then. A lot of symmetry here, but nice to see you. That's so great to see you. So John, back in early August, Serena Williams wrote an es and Vogue in which she basically announced her imminent retirement from tennis. In light of that, what was the build up to this year's U.S. open like? And what was it like when she finally set foot on the court? It really has this earmark of occasion. The greatest of all time. Serena Williams. And you really have a sense this is an a list celebrity. You really have a sense that this is yes, it's about tennis. It's about history, but there's also themes of race and class and legacy and body positivity. I mean, this is so much more complicated and so much more complex than here's an athlete who's done really well. And now, hey, Albert Pujols is down to his last few at bats. This is something really different. This is an absolute loving. I think there's a real sense in Serena to her credit. I mean, I would say this pejoratively. I mean, she really leans into this whole queen celebrity transcendence, which she couldn't have wore a modest outfit. She did not wear a modest outfit. She wore a diamond encrusted Kate. She could have asked for sort of a modest ceremony, but there was Dionne Warwick and Gayle king in Tiger Woods and rich Paul. I'm always taken by how many people say their fans of Serena Williams. So you say, oh, I love tennis, and they say, oh yeah, me too, I love Serena Williams. And then you realize they've never seen her play. That her fan base, it's not about titles and forehands and backhands and who she defeated and who she lost to. It's just what she represents, how she conducts herself, what she's wearing, what she's saying. She has this level of fandom that's completely outside of the tennis. And that's really rare for any athlete. Certainly in tennis. And in terms of tennis, what would you say were the expectations for Serena as she came into this tournament? And how have those expectations compared to what we've actually seen from her so far? She had played really poorly, honestly in the two previous events. In Cincinnati, only two weeks ago, right? This is an ancient history. She lost her second sense, 6 love. The emirati kind of takes out Serena Williams in her what we expect to be final ever match. In Cincinnati, 6 four 6 love 65 minutes. There's supposed to be a ceremony and she's so upset she walks out of the stadium, doesn't do a press conference, doesn't sit there and sort of say a few nice words to the crowd. I mean, she's furious. And I think there was real concern. Okay, Serena's winding it down at the U.S. open. She's won this event 6 times. Let's just hope, honestly, I mean, it sounds terrible to say this, but let's hope she doesn't embarrass herself. I mean, let's hope she doesn't lose the second set 6 O again. And it sort of everybody sort of cringing and sending her off. And I think there was a sense of relief when she actually played really well. Wow. What a get. She did get there. Good reflex is there. Did you look nothing like the player she did two weeks ago? She looked like the old Serena Williams. A dancer to smile at the end and we'll see the twirl now. And then it's sort of pivots to, wow, wow, wow, wait a second. Can she win this thing? Standing up. There was a lot of fear that this was going to be some sort of defeat unworthy of Serena Williams. And then very quickly we've transitioned and pivoted to holy shit she could win this whole thing. What has Serena had to say about her performance so far? She's been kind of cagey. You know, it's this weird sort of balance of, I don't have any expectations, all the pressures off, I'm an underdog. Look at me, I'm right outside the top 400. You know, I'm double the age of my opponent. Honestly, I'm just looking at it as a bonus. I don't have anything to prove. I don't have anything to win. And I have absolutely nothing to lose. In that at the same time, there is this like, hey, wait a second. I am Serena Williams here. So it was kind of this wonderfully awkward moment where the interviewer said, something to the effect of your house surprised were you. She was sort of like, come on, man. I'm Serena Williams. Are you surprising yourself with your level at the moment? What? Are you surprising yourself with your level? So I know. I'm just Serena, you know? She's sort of sending out these mixed messages. I've got nothing to lose. I'm the underdog. I don't have an X on my back. I'm playing with house money. And at the same time, I think she knows that we all know that your track record speaks for itself. She is not your 418th best tennis player. She used to read a Williams. I mean, you can even see, by the way, she's practicing on off days. She was at the venue on her off day at like 8 a.m.. She wouldn't enter this event if she didn't think at some level she had a chance to win this. And so she sort of balancing, hey, look, pressure's all on the other player. I got nothing to lose with, wait a second. I'm the best ever and I have no doubt in my mind that I could walk off this trophy. Well, John, this is just the latest in what has really been an entire career of Serena Williams overcoming the odds. And since we believe she is going to retire one of these days, we wanted to look back at a few of the biggest doing the impossible moments of her career. Now you've covered tennis for Sports Illustrated for a long time. Can you talk about what it was like when she and her sister Venus first broke into the tennis world as teenagers in the late 1990s and how revolutionary did that moment feel? It felt revolutionary for a number of reasons. One was their background. One was the fact that they didn't mess around with junior tennis. Now, Roger Federer's route is very different from Rafa Nadal, which is very different from Djokovic, but back then there was really just conventional thinking. Here are the steps you need to go through to become a top tennis player. And the Williams sisters did very little of that. And they listed their parents as coaches and they didn't play junior tennis and they played when they felt like it. And so there was a sort of shock to the system. I mean, I think the other thing is just there were two of them, right? So Venus Williams makes this debut in Richard Williams says, I got another one at home. She's every bit as good as the tennis player, but she's going to be even better because she's meaner. And everybody

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Leylah Fernandez, 2021 runner-up, loses | US Open updates

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00:36 sec | 3 months ago

Leylah Fernandez, 2021 runner-up, loses | US Open updates

"Serena Williams has done it again at the U.S. I've been postponing her departure from the game with another thrilling win the 6 time former champion at the age of 40 now into the third round I actually had to fight for two hours and 27 minutes before posting a nail biting 7 6 two 6 6 two upset win over the second seed and at cultivate despite playing just 6 matches all year Williams is producing remarkable tennis and she has a winnable match next time round taking on the 46th ranked Australian wins also for cocoa golf medicine keys and Allison risk amateurs I'm Graham agar's

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The latest in sports

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01:58 min | 3 months ago

The latest in sports

"AP sports I'm Josh rowntree in a battle of MVP candidates Shohei Ohtani and Aaron judge both went deep but it was Otani's angels that topped judges Yankees for three Judge in the loss went deep for a 50th time this season as New York's AL eastley dropped to 7 games Oh it's great but you know I'm kind of upset about the loss A close game that we could have won You know we had a couple opportunities but We'll talk about how it feels once the season's over with Currently in the playoff hunt the brewers rallied from two runs down in the 8th to beat Pittsburgh 7 5 kesten hero with a two run walk off home run in the 9th I think you know when you're almost kind of chasing for something it definitely kind of lets fire on your butt And that's definitely what you convinced you and persuade you to do a little bit extra And in Arizona the Diamondbacks rallied back from 7 zero down to beat the Phillies 13 7 It was a four RBI game for Carson Kelly in the win In tennis Serena Williams is not done yet More from the U.S. open from AP correspondent Graham agers Serena Williams has lived to fight another day at the U.S. open the 40 year old 6 time former champion lighting up the Arthur Ashe stadium with an impressive heart hitting first round victory of a 27 year old dunker covenant William showed some signs of nerves early in the match but in the end showed some very impressive touch for somebody's only played 5 matches all year closing out the victory 6 three 6 three taking an hour and 40 minutes The next hurdle in New York second seated Estonian and it cultivate And in the NFL the forty-niners and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo have reportedly agreed to a reduced contract to be the backup to Trey Lance this season Garoppolo's pay will go from a $24.2 million base salary to a 6.5 million fully guaranteed base salary with bonuses and incentives available according to those reports I'm Josh rowntree AP sports

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Serena Williams wins first-round match at U.S. Open

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 3 months ago

Serena Williams wins first-round match at U.S. Open

"Serena Williams has lived to fight another day at the U.S. open the 40 year old 6 time former champion lighting up the Arthur Ashe stadium with an impressive hot hitting first round victory of a 27 year old dunker covenant William showed some signs of nerves early in the match but in the end showed some very impressive touch for somebody's only played 5 matches all year closing out the victory 6 three 6 three taking an hour and 40 minutes William says she will be evolving rather than retiring at the end of the championship the next hurdle in New York second seated Estonian and it cultivate I'm Graham agar's

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Serena's example: Tennis icon's impact felt in Black America

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

Serena's example: Tennis icon's impact felt in Black America

"At a tennis tournament in Central Park in New York 13 year old as Sally a LeBron is one of the only black girls competing Honestly she's a very beautiful person She calls Serena Williams an inspiration People of color are always put down because of the way they look or some people's ideas think they can't do as much So putting Serena as a role model and all she's done is really good Tennis coach Joanna Rosario says through all the adversity Serena Williams has prevailed Her being an African American her like coming up from literally nothing and becoming something that's an inspiration for all of us Rosario says she understands Williams need to focus on family And have just the capacity to take whatever is thrown at her Like that's something that you can use in your everyday life It's raining Williams first pro match was at the age of 14 She's now 40 and has won 23 Grand Slam titles I'm Ed Donahue

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

06:45 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Violations Serena Williams received during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. open final, verbal abuse of the chair umpire coaching and breaking her racket. The WTA along with Williams and critics inside and outside of tennis argued that she was not treated the same as some male players. It would be written about think pieces about her behavior. In addition, men's champion Novak Djokovic said he thought the chair umpire who Williams argued with should not have pushed her so hard. I was going to mention the fashion because here's Anna wintour a legend in fashion embracing the Williams sisters from the start and yet any time Serena did her fashion on the court. She got criticized. I remember in 2004. She wore a skirt, got criticized. She were a two piece sportswear thing and got criticized. A catsuit that you mentioned during the 2018 French Open and she wore it to help her circulation and blood clots that she had. Still got criticized, how did Serena deal with all this bullshit? I'd go back to just her strong family upbringing. I think Richard Williams will say what you want about him. He really instilled two things. You matter and they don't. He was fiercely protective of them. He remembered the ABC interview where the interviewer says to Venus in particular, do you think you can win a 14 year old Venus going to play Wimbledon? Do you think you can win? And she said, yes, very confidently. And then he asked her again and he kept crying. And I knew what he was doing as a reporter, but the father did not like the optics of this white man telling his 14 year old daughter over and over again, are you sure you can do it? Are you sure you can do it? He stops the interview, and he said, she told you once, very confidently, yes. This is a 14 year old little girl. Do not keep asking her. Do not fill her head with that. What's your sense of what's happening? A lot of confidence. And if you are that fiercely protective over your child's mental, how could they not turn out to be so strong a discipline? And no one no one's a robot. It's not to say that she hasn't had her moments where we've seen her meltdown and lose it and be upset and probably go into hiding, rightfully so. But that foundation was already built and Richard was fiercely protective over his daughters because he knew he was sending them into for lack of a better term alliance did. Again, they did not want you. And he knew that they would excel, and they would be great. And they're greatness would be resented. I think in many ways, a culmination of that foundation as you talked about was Serena's pregnancy when she won the Australian open title in 2017 while pregnant, she told the world about how all the troubles and struggles that she had to deal with as a woman as a black woman trying to win and trying to do her job. In 2017, Serena won the Australian open while pregnant. She says she didn't know she was, that even makes her more of a badass if you ask me. But she goes on to have this beautiful baby. And not many of us at the time knew what she was dealing with in terms of the stress of giving birth and feeling as if her voice wasn't heard. The black maternal death rate is really high. Mothers, black mothers more specifically, are often said to be ignored in the hospital. They said that they believe, and these are studies you can look them up, that they believe the people are ignoring them because they don't think they know any better. Serena came out not long after her daughter turned. I think maybe a year old and talked about the difficult pregnancy that she had. And how she was in the hospital demanding that she be treated a certain way. Who wants to deal with that during labor? Like no one wants to do with that. But that's what she felt like she was being ignored and they were very they being the nurses and perhaps the doctors were very dismissive of her. But not only was Serena fighting that war, if you will, on that front. She didn't like the idea that she had to lose her ranking. As she so eloquently points out, I should not be penalized for giving birth. At that time, if you gave birth and it's happened to many women we've seen on the tour, you lose your ranking. I remember Kim Clijsters, a U.S. open champion. Fault really hard to get seating at the U.S. open after she gave birth. And Serena made such a fuss rightfully so that they changed the rules because in essence, you are saying if you decide to have a baby, your career suffers. What kind of message is that that you're sending? And Serena tackled it head on and they changed it. Kudos to her, right? Because it just makes sense. She is a trailblazer in so many ways, and oftentimes we forget the good, I believe that she's done for this court. Serena is every black woman. She is the black woman that is sitting on this podcast recording with you. She is me, she is my mother, she is my neighbor. She's every black woman in an environment that doesn't understand them. And when we play the game and try to ingratiate ourselves in a world that does not understand us, when we play the game and try to make everyone else comfortable around us, there does come a time when you get fed up. And you're just exhausted. And I'm not even talking about the physicality of it all, but the mental aspect was far more difficult for her. I believe than the actual physicality. Going out there and winning in straight sets to me was something she could do in her sleep because she had been here before and she was prepared for the moment. She could not deal with at every turn was criticizing her for something they would not even pay attention to what someone else did. Meeting Serena not thinking that she was very warm and fuzzy because I thought that's what she had to be. To later appreciating her, especially as I worked at ESPN and later appreciating her and changing the narrative of her being angry. It's her surviving. And now you have a new generation of black tennis stars like Naomi Osaka and coco Goff and they're calling out sexism and racism and all the other troubles of tennis. What do they and others say about what Serena had to go through? Like this whole idea that Serena ran so that they could walk. It's interesting because Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. open. And I was watching that video back today and the image of two black women take it or leave it and I know Naomi represents for Japan, but two black women crying at the trophy presentation, the crowd booing. And they were blowing for Serena or booing for Naomi. It felt very split. It felt very divided. And Naomi just cried and Serena embraced her and hugged her. And then said guys, can we stop the booing? That was Serena the mother that

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

08:22 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

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Life lock, identity theft protection starts here. Carry you used to be a reporter for the tennis channel, as you said earlier, were there any memorable moments for you watching Serena? Tennis, much like it did for Serena gave me new life experiences. And the very first time that I was able to cover the fridge open, I had my very first interaction with Serena. And it wasn't on the court. It was at a restaurant in Paris, it sounds very fancy, but there's a famous Indian restaurant called annapurna that most go to. They love this restaurant. They being the tennis players. Andre Agassi writes about it in his book. It's where you go and you get together and you basically decide your strategy, how you're going to move, what you're going to do. And I remember being in this restaurant because if it was amazing and Serena walked in and I remember thinking this woman is powerful, she is a specimen to behold in the sense of everything about her seemed unreal, her strength, her grace, her class, her femininity, but yet still this very powerful rage that has her knowing that she is arguably the most confident player there is in this generation on the court killing the game in such a great way. And she was friendly, but Serena wasn't always friendly. I caught her in a moment where there were a few smiles. But Serena was always business. If I saw her around the stadium or if I saw her at any of the facilities, whether it be at the U.S. open or perhaps another slam, another tournament, the Miami open. She was very much to herself. Her family and her friends very few were all she had. And that's all she cared to have. Because again, I do believe she knew what the assignment was. Yeah, and that assignment she conquered again and again on the court, but she also did the same off of it with just the money that she made, not just what her winnings, but also all the sponsorships and what she did with that money. Serena arguably today is the highest paid athlete female athlete that is. That is one thing that I do love about the fight for equal pay in tennis is that these women go out there and they fight just as hard as the men and they get paid on par, not necessarily exactly, but on par and Serena has benefited from that greatly. I would be remiss if I didn't say at one point in her career when she had arguably ten more slams that Maria Sharapova, Maria Sharapova was the highest paid medicine avenue preferred Maria Sharapova versus Serena Williams. And I'll tell you why. Chrissy ever said this and she said, they're just fascinated with blondes. I benefited from it. And there was more to it. Yeah. It wasn't that they were just fascinated with blondes. They thought Serena couldn't sell the same things that Maria Sharapova could sell. You will never in your life see that happen to a male athlete. Michael Jordan, they didn't say, you know what? These sneakers, I don't think you're going to do it. We're going to give this deal to Larry Bird. I'm making up something. We're going to give this deal to someone else who doesn't look like you. Serena was always penalized for being a woman and having a very unapologetic attitude about who she was. She never compromised herself. And that's for better or for worse. And in so many sports, we accept our heroes. We accept them that way. We accept John McEnroe. She highlighted that when she was fine, that outrageous fine for threatening the line judge. She said, this man has made a career, John McEnroe, off of yelling at people and treating people poorly and being a brat on the court. He is a legend and he has been rewarded and yet and still. Here I am. Fighting for equality. In a world in which I am the goat and it's undisputed. And it was like tennis couldn't just focus on what she did on the court. So much of the focus that I saw over the years was on her body. Like, especially women's tennis, you'll always have, oh, you know, she's prettier, she's blond or whatever, but with Serena was an obsession about her body. Why? It was an obsession about her body because it wasn't mainstream or what America told us what was beautiful or what we saw on the magazine covers or the models that we watched or the supermodels that we admired. Serena was built like a black woman. And for so many people, this is their first time seeing that type of power and body on a national stage. And if you're an unfamiliar with it, your first resource, which is a simple resources to criticize. And Serena to me was always criticized for what she looked like, especially overseas. When she was overseas, they'd be like, her and her sister look like men. How disrespectful? The Herald son newspaper has printed an edited portion of the cartoon, featuring William was jumping on a broken racket during her dispute with a chair umpire in the U.S. open final, the newspapers defended cartoonist Mark white's depiction of Williams and is asserting the condemnation is driven by political correctness. Critics of knights cartoon describe it as a clear example of a stereotype facing black women depicting Williams as an irate, black woman losing her cool. And we've seen that time and time again when Michelle Obama was the First Lady. They called her names. It is such a sad state of our society when we feel like different is unattractive. And Serena to her credit has been doing it on her terms, pushing the envelope from the cat suit to catsuit. They've implemented rules, the French Open implemented a rule because her cat suit was not, quote unquote, dignified. It wasn't appropriate. Serena Williams was wearing a purple top and teal tennis skirt for practice at the U.S. open on Saturday after the French tennis federation found her form fitting black catsuit to risque to wear in the future. Who is the person that sits in the office and says, yeah, that's too sexy. She can't help her body. She respects their decisions and joked that she would not want to wear the cat suit again anyway. I've since found other methods. And when it comes to fashion, you don't want to be a repeat offender, so. It'll be a while before this even has to come up again. And what Serena had to endure when all she wanted to do was play tennis, is mind-blowing because the drama always was leading up to when she got there after she played. After every match it was always something where there was her fist pump or whether she was too loud or she argued too much or if she stood there in a certain way and she didn't talk to the chair up the right way. The 17,000 dollar fine stems from three code

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

06:08 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Player. She won 20 four slams. There was a tournament, and he was watching Margaret court win a Virginia slims tournament. Virginia slams back in the day, you could be sponsored by cigarettes. And so the Virginia slims tournament and he watched after a week because it was just a week back then, Margaret court took home $20,000 for winning the tournament at the end of the week. And the funny story is he was like $20,000 for a week worth of work. All right, I'm in. And so he wanted his daughters to play tennis. All of them play tennis, in fact. Some were more talented than others, the sister who passed away today, she played tennis and Richard tells a story of how great she was, and I remember Serena and Venus always talking about what a great tennis player she was. It was in their family. And he saw what many of us didn't see. It takes a genius who might be borderline, eccentric to say I want my daughters to play in this lily white sport. And I want them to excel and they will be great. And that was his vision. The goal had always been, especially when Serena got a new coach. The goal was always to match, if not surpass Margaret court, to just solidify her goat Ness, if you will. Every opportunity in which she has had to surpass market court. She could not cross that finish line. I think 2018 was her real last opportunity in the final in which she lost to Naomi Osaka, which is why there were so many different emotions happening there. But Serena saw this record within reach and it just slipped away. And I think that had to be extremely painful for someone who hates losing. Most athletes hate losing, but Serena is one of those rare athletes. She doesn't remember the wind. She just remembered the losses. She's a real competitor, probably even more than what I am. As far as it when it comes to losing, she hates to lose. And so that really hurts her deep. She's even been quoted as saying, sometimes, and especially when she was in her prime. Sometimes I don't even think I lost. As I'm walking to the net to shake hands, I'm like, did that just happen? Did I really just lose? I think everyone in general plays the match of their lives against me. So I just have to always every time I step on the court be a hundred times better and if I'm not, then I'm in trouble. Because she so locked in and so laser focused on being the best. They obviously had so much talent, the whole family, but how did tennis welcome Serena and Venus and the whole Williams family for that matter? Oh my goodness, tennis, even to this day and they can argue with me if you will. But even to this day, I feel like a sport that has given her so much, whether it be financially worldly culturally traveling around the world, never really appreciated her or her sister. It is with great sadness that I watch old clips and I see the disdain that the audience and the fans of tennis American fans more specifically had for these American tennis players. Welcome to viewers from British eurosport is an amazing sound here. A crescendo of booze for Serena Williams. And the crowd an American crowd booing an American family. They weren't welcomed, they were foreign. They were not familiar. They wore beads, which is something that I grew up with. When I was a kid, my mother would braid my hair and put beads. It was a style. And they hit the scene, and they were unapologetic about their blackness. The way they looked, the way they talked, the way that they were very comfortable in their own skin in a world that did not welcome them. And I owe a lot of that to Richard. He prepared them mentally. And his book he wrote about how he would pay kids to call them the N word while they were practicing in Compton so that you know what you're getting into. This sport doesn't love you. But you will love it and it will change your life. Yeah, there was an infamous incident early on in their careers at Indian Wells, which it's not one of the big slam tournaments, but still a prestigious tournament out in the desert in Southern California. I've covered Indian Wells several times. I used to work for tennis channel. That was one of my first big tournaments that I covered. And I remember the lead up to Indian Wells was about how great it is, just outside of Palm Springs. It's a wonderful place to hang out. You're going to love it. It is a place where I think players love to play because there is such a relaxed environment. Everything is outdoors. You can walk around the fans, love it because you can interact with your favorite player, depending on the day or the time, they're just walking around the grounds. But when I started to work at tennis channel and cover Indian Wells, it might have been 2010. And I was told right away, you will never see Serena and Venus here ever. And that is because in 2001, they were accused of cheating. Richard was accused their father, was accused of rigging the matches. So when the girls had to play one another, one would lose or one would win. And it was alleged that he'd pick, who would win and who would not. And so the day of the final in which Serena was in the final, as Venus and her dad walk into the stadium, you can hear these booze loud boos. And there's father Richard coming down. It's quite amazing. Joe Jerry alongside me, Simon Reed, there's Venus. You could see people throwing things. You could see the faces of the spectators with their arms crossed and their disapproving looks. And it was so obvious that commentators had to say, this feels a bit odd, an American crowd booing American tennis players and to his credit, the commentator who at the call said. And you have to say that it does smack of a little bit of racism. Well, I'm just speechless. I've never heard this before ever, and I've been on the circuit or was on so for quite a long time. Hey friend, it wasn't a hint. They hit her over the head with the racism. It was a racket hit over the head with racism. And at one point, their father, while listening to the booze, throws his hand up, like with a fist, the black power, the national black power sign,

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

07:52 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Serena Williams moves a step closer to a record time 24th Grand Slam title and sets another record along the way. Against the player like her, you have to have your game, you have to not make that many mistakes. What I'm putting on this one with her, I think I'm playing the best competitor in the game. Now, heading into next week's U.S. open, Serena is going to grace those courts in New York City one last time before she retires from tennis. She's leaving the spore as not just one of the best female tennis players of all time, but one of the greatest sports champions of all time period. And don't just take my word for it. Take it from other leaders in the sport, like Pam shriver. She was able to win majors as a teenager and 19 99 at the U.S. open. Throughout the next really two decades after that is astounding. It is a brutally tough sport to play physically mentally emotionally. They'll be talking about the career of Serena a hundred years from now, 200 years from now. I'm Gustav Ariana. You're listening to the times, essential news from the LA times. It's Friday, August 26th, 2022. Today, we talk about the legacy of Serena Williams, not just as an athlete, but as a woman, a black woman, and what's next for the tennis icon. Carrie champion is a broadcast journalist who previously worked for ESPN SportsCenter and hosted her own sports show with journalist Jamil hill on CNN. Kerry, welcome to times. Thank you for having me. Okay, so we got to start with just the basics of Serena's career because there's just so extraordinary. So how many titles has she won? What era has she played in? How much money has she made? All of that stuff. Well, the basics of the illustrious career of Serena Williams still hard to believe that she's retiring. She has 23 grand slams that includes two Serena slam, she's made over $94 million in prize money, spanning her two decade career. She turned pro when she was 14. And now we find her in a class of her own. She has really given tennis her all and she's in the same time been able to open the world of tennis a very white world to a black and brown world. And for that, I'm forever grateful. Yeah, you mentioned a Serena slam. What's the Serena slam? Yeah, I'm talking the tennis, right? Like you know, there's such a thing as a calendar slam where you win all four slams, which are the U.S. open, the Australian open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. You win that in a calendar. Serena didn't quite win that in her calendar year, but at twice throughout her career, she held all four titles. The only other person who was able to do that was Steffi Graf. That just explains how difficult it is to play on the tour. How difficult it is to be consistently excellent. And how it is rare. Two women in the history of tennis have been able to do it, not Billie Jean King, not Chrissie evert, and that Lindsay Davenport, all the greats that we hear of Monica seles, Martina Hingis. It was Serena Williams and Steffi Graf. I mean, if that's not a go, I don't know what is. And Serena's such a greatest of all time to the point that when she announced her retirement, it wasn't through ESPN or Sports Illustrated or even at a press conference, but in Vogue, the fashion magazine. Why there? I think that's on brand. For two reasons, one, I think LeBron made it okay to give it to a magazine, but he didn't say what type of magazine when he announced he was returning home. He just did it in a Sports Illustrated article, which I thought was amazing. For Serena Vogue is apropos. Anyone who is familiar with the world of tennis may often see this woman by the name of Anna wintour in the stands, rooting for whomever because she is a diehard tennis fan. Editor at large for Vogue, there is this movie, the devil roast Prada loosely based on her and how amazing she is and how tough she is and how she likes what she likes. And one of the things that she likes is tennis more specifically, Serena. When Serena and Venus first came onto the scene and very few people would recognize that they were powerhouses that this was the next generation of tennis, take it or leave it. Anna winter was bold enough to do a spread on these two little girls from Compton. And I remember them being dressed in these ball gowns. These beautiful luxurious floor length gowns with their braids and their beads and it was high couture excellence, and I loved every moment of it. I believe a relationship had been born at that moment that has blossomed over the years. You can find Serena in many Vogue magazines on the cover articles about her who she is. And it also talks about how she did everything, which was on her own terms. Nothing has ever been said Serena. You must do it this way. 'cause she's gonna do it the opposite way, which is announced my retirement in Vogue. What a way for Serena to go out, especially given just the entirety of her life. I know there was just a movie made about Serena and her sister, Venus, and their father Richard, played by Will Smith, who, of course, won an Oscar for that role that got into those early years and I'm from SoCal. So I remember seeing Serena and Venus from the start, but not everyone is from so Cal or saw the movie. So what Serena's origin story? Serena grew up in Compton and I put a asterisk next to Compton and growing up there because I feel as if we really pay close attention to what her father Richard Williams was trying to do for his wife and his daughters. He was trying to create an environment, some sort of haven and what many people consider a concrete jungle. Compton is a city in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County more specifically. That is known for drive bys and gangsters and a really, really hard life. It's not a place that you want to visit if you don't live there. Most people who live there are coming from a low economic background, a little to no education. And there is a sense for many people who live in Compton, a sense of disparity. And I speak on this because that's where my mother grew up. And very few people are highlighted or make it out of the jungle, if you will. And when they do people own that, you are Compton's own. I can think of NBA players. Demar Derozan is from Compton. He's Compton's own. I remember one time I asked Siri. Tell me someone who is famous out of Compton and it was Serena Williams, and Venus Williams. And so what Richard was able to do was create a haven. And by that, I mean, he kept them very sheltered. He did not allow the girls to have not necessarily did not allow them, but they didn't have other friends. They didn't hang out with their neighbors. They didn't play games across the street with their friends. It was all of the sisters and Serena and Venus. And those were their friends. That was their play time. That's what they did. Richard moved the family from Compton in 1991 to Florida for various reasons, but primarily so that these young ladies, Venus and Serena could pursue their tennis careers. What was it about tennis that Richard latched onto as a way of thinking, this is what's gonna make my daughters into the superstars that they absolutely can be. And it's so interesting that you ask me that question because I've been asked that over and over again. And I even asked Venus once when I interviewed her for one of her books that she wrote. I said, what was it about tennis? Why was Richard's so drawn to tennis? And she said, my dad always liked tennis. She was like, but the legend has it that and this is not necessarily written in stone. But Margaret court was a famous tennis player who, at one point in time, I was told, inspired Richard Williams to make sure his daughter played. But she was a very dominant tennis

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"AP sports on Bruce Morton a pair of tight races in the national league in the central division St. Louis began Tuesday with a two game lead over the brewers The Cardinals beat Colorado 5 four in order to keep pace Milwaukee needed to defeat the Dodgers Chuck Freeman tells the story The floundering brewers blew a late lead but then rallied from a one run deficit in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat the Dodgers 5 to four Victor caratini delivered a one out bloop single the score of the tying and winning runs then after the brewers loaded the bases against Dodgers closer Craig kimbrel Meanwhile the braves pulled it within three and a half games of the mets and the east with a 5 nothing decision behind a 12 strikeout performance from Charlie Morton First baseman met Olsen says Atlanta is helping itself by taking the first two games of this series It's good to come out and get these first two Obviously we got a couple good arms coming up these next two and it won't get any easier for the braves as they still have to face Jacob de Grom and Max Scherzer Other national league winners were the Phillies Marlins cubs and giants In the American League the Yankees may lead the east but they lost for the tenth time in 12 starts when they were beaten by Tampa Bay three one raised manager Kevin cash likes how his club has won four straight including the last two in The Bronx Wins and this ballpark against this team they can elevate you a little bit make you feel that much better In another AL east game with playoff implications the Orioles won in Toronto four to two In the race for the American League's final wild card spot the O's trail the Jays by one half game The remaining junior circuit winners were the Red Sox White Sox tigers twins a's and M's Pro basketball the NBA will be idle on election day but all 30 teams will be playing on November 7th the night before the midterms Tennis at the western and southern open Serena Williams lost in straight sets to U.S. open champ Emma Bruce Martin AP sports

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

05:40 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Passing Shot Tennis Podcast

"But yeah, gosh, this is making me hungry, Joel. So let's move on. Let's move on. So Serena Williams, let's talk about Serena Williams because it came out, I think shortly after we recorded last week actually, she didn't time it very well for our podcast last week. But she has unveiled that she in an interview with Vogue magazine that she is going to evolve away from tennis in her words. So she doesn't like the term retirement. She said it doesn't feel like a modern word to her and that the best way to describe what she's doing is evolution. So she's moving in a different path to other things, basically, which is essentially retirement. And that will be after the U.S. open. Are you surprised at this news? Is this kind of what you expected, given the fact we haven't seen much of her and she's played with more than saying the U.S. open, it seems like the right time. Does it not? Yes, I think you look at her performances on the tennis court I think you just need to look at that match against Belinda bencic to really honestly put the Serena Williams is not competitive, I think the very top level of the WTA Tour. I don't think to be honest, we should be expecting her to be competitive because it's incredible her longevity to have lasted this long, but yeah, at the same time, it's obviously a very sad moment. I think it's a moment that a lot of people would have felt coming. And I think it's nice that we saw her as British fans at Wimbledon, given how it had ended, the previous edition and really kind of do this almost like celebration and just have this sort of one last time feeling from tournament to tournament. So I quite like that it's been announced in advance. I'm sure the tournament organizers as well have been quite happy about that decision, but yeah, it's sad. I think obviously good things come to an end and for Serena Williams. She's been such a cornerstone of the game for so long and unfortunately her legacy has already been cemented. I don't think we're going to be talking too much about these final results in her career with any kind of significant note. But it's going to be emotional, you know, it's going to be highly emotional, the fact that she's still playing, having made this announcement. But yeah, it's the right decision if you base it on performances alone. Yeah, and we won't be seeing the last I'm sure she's going to be involved in tennis in some capacity. She's obviously a superstar and she's going to be I'm sure involved in lots of things. Her Vogue a couple looks fantastic as well. She's such a, you know, she's a mega star, isn't she? So she's going to be out and about doing I'm sure she's got a 1 million 1 plans and things. So I'm sure we'll still see what she's up to. And yeah, it's really sad. I mean, it's just made me think, what's Venus? Venus is still going, and she's older. Is Venus going to finally hang up her rackets as well or I mean, she's not kind of going for like a massive record as she hasn't been so it's probably a bit more recreational for her, but I don't know, I wonder if it will mean Venus also kind of finally goes as well. We'll see. Yeah, I think it would be nice. I think one of the biggest highlights of both their careers was how they broke onto the scene, playing doubles together, all those years ago back in the or was it back even back in the 90s as youngsters. So I think there would be some nice storytelling and it really be a re poignant moment, I think if the U.S. open did end on a Serena Williams Venus Williams last hurrah in the late in the ladies doubles, I think that would be a really nice touch. Be fascinating to see if that happens. But as you said, it is amazing that Venus Williams hasn't made some sort of announcement yet given that she's the older sister. And she's still going, she's taking wildcards into tournaments. But yeah, for Serena, I think there will be for me there will be kind of disappointment that she didn't beat Margaret quartz record. I think there have been opportunities for her to do that. And even as she's got older and not necessarily been at the peak of her powers, I think there have been moments where maybe she didn't necessarily need to be, but I think how the game has evolved and the tour, particularly the women's tour, becoming more and more physical. And I think you've seen with Serena how she's been around so long that all of the people she's inspired and have taken her as a role model to get into tennis and have based her game of how she has played and won. In fact, she's gone and played with those sorts of players. I think is tantamount to her legacy, but at the same time showed well actually, there's younger and fitter versions of me out there now and sadly, it's got to a case where we're expecting them when they step on court to be the favorite, I think, against Serena Williams and again, I think it just shows that from a performance perspective, although some people might not like it, it feels like the right moment now.

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

The Business of Fashion Podcast

03:00 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

"And it's so exciting to see different companies that want to be able to grow this amazing place and make it better. That also is one of my favorites too. Serena, when you and I sat down for that cover story, I talked to you a little bit about mental toughness. And there were some really powerful lessons that you shared from your career in tennis. So I want you to take us back in this entrepreneurial journey of building S by Serena. What was the single most difficult moment and how did you overcome it? We're still going through difficult moments because that's just a company. But I would say the name. I was given advice from and I'm top designers and because I love taking feedback. It's my job. I realized that my job is taking feedback my whole life. Playing tennis, I take feedback. And so it started out as Serena Williams, and they're like, you have to name it your name. That's what we all do. There's a reason why it's done. And I was like, okay, I have to do it this way. It's just something kept telling me, you know what? This is just, I don't want to name it Serena Williams. It's not right. It's not right. So I just got rid of the Williams and I just had Serena. And then I was like, you know, everyone was like, no, you got to do Williams. You got to do Williams. And I was like, oh, all right, I'll do Serena. We'll meet some way in the middle. And so then I was like, you know what? I really don't want to do Serena either. 'cause I want this brand to live without me. I want this to be like a lifestyle company that you think of. You think of the Nikes of the world or these different companies. They don't rest on one person. So I'm like, you know what? This is just, you know, this just isn't right. And when you have people in your ear telling you, well, this is worked. This hasn't failed. And you know it's true. It works. It hasn't failed. Why am I not connecting with this? So that was really hard for me. And for people on the team and the company to just get with just ask. And I was like, listen, we got to do this because we're not like everybody else. I don't want to be like everyone else. I'm not like everyone else. From everything that I've done in my career in tennis and everything that I've done in general, I just have to be different. And plus, we were doing something that was direct to consumer. That was ecommerce. It's 2019. I got to think different. I think out of the box. So I was like, we're just going to call it S because then we got this really cool logo. And I feel like everyone has a S word that they could relate to and that they can kind of rely on. So for now, it's like S with by Serena really small. But as the brand grows, it's just going to be just the S okay, that's interesting.

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

The Business of Fashion Podcast

05:17 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

"Okay. So moving on to us by Serena and all of you will have seen a very extensive feature cover story that we did with Serena for our latest print issue. But you know, there are a lot of other industries in the world that are a lot easier than fashion. You could have chosen any industry. Why fashion, it's such a hard business. It's an incredibly difficult business, and that's what people say that fashion is hard. You don't really, it's really difficult to make money in fashion before the first ten years, really, or 5 years. I love a challenge. And it's not just about fashion. The thing is with S, it's more about a lifestyle. And we are going to start rolling out a lot more things outside of fashion. It was important for us to start with fashion because fashion with it becomes tons of marketing, tons of opportunities address different people. And it's a great way for people to see your amazing logo. I see she's wearing one of our shirts here. So it's good. So people can see exactly what you're about and exactly how you perform and how you want your brand to do. So then when we go to different things down the line, they can just kind of roll out after the fashion. So for us, it's a great place to start. But we're hoping when we roll out other things and it will be a little bit more easy, but like I said, I love a challenge. I think in life is really important for things not to come super easy for you and to kind of accept that challenge embrace it and then just roll with it. Okay, so on that spirit of making things harder. You could have chosen to work with a partner or you could have chosen to license your brand. You could have taken your you had this collection with HSN at some point. But you chose the harder path again. You said, well, I'm going to do it on my own from scratch. Why not work with a partner and someone else?

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

The Business of Fashion Podcast

04:50 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Business of Fashion Podcast

"To the BOF podcast. It's Friday, August 12th. This week, news broke in the September issue of U.S. Vogue that Serena Williams is starting to step back from her outstanding run as one of the most successful tennis players

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"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

05:33 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Their way here by victory. Howard, is there aspect of Serena's career we don't talk about enough? Yeah, I mean, I think there are two pieces of Serena's career that we don't talk nearly enough about. And one is the fact that she had very serious injuries, the pulmonary embolism, almost ended her career. And I think that one of the things we don't talk enough about in terms of just how much emotional pressure that's Serena and Venus had been under was right after the U.S. open in 2003 when their sister was murdered. And was shot in Compton, California. And so there's been a lot of trauma in that family. There has been a lot of off court issues that they've had to deal with traumatic issues they've had to deal with while the public is still expecting them to perform. So there's so much emotion that goes on in addition to being asked to compete in an individual sport where you have no coaching and no time out to no one gets to talk to you while you're competing. And then to be asked as well to now be the face of female empowerment for an entire generation. Serena Williams has carried an enormous enormous load. I think the other piece that's really important to remember when we're considering her is just the raw longevity of it. Serena Williams turned pro in 1995. She's been going for 27 years. And so when people talk about the upsets and people talk about the aura of Serena and whether or not Serena can win a major after becoming a mother, she's done enough. She's done plenty the number of people who are interested in this sport now because of her. The amount of drama she's given us, the championships, the excellence, the different ways in which she's empowered women to become whatever they've wanted to be, whether it was business, whether it was fandom, whether it was simply identity, whatever you want to call it. All of these different areas she's been an inspirational figure. And these are the type of things that we remember when you're really talking about legacy. These are the things we will remember them, matches against Azarenka will remember the fact that she completely stomped Maria Sharapova out of existence. We'll remember those things. But what you really remember, what really makes a legacy are all of the things that we're not talking about. The things that have nothing to do with wins and losses and sets and tie breakers and the rest of it. Howard after she effectively evolves away from tennis and transitions into this next chapter, what do you think her relationship with the sport is going to be? Also, great question. Because we've seen some of these athletes not have a second act that they want to stay close to tennis. You'll see them, I think a lot of the players now are tournament directors, David Ferrer's a tournament director. James Blake is a tournament director, Tommy Haas is a tournament director at over at Indian Wells. And so it's a good question. I don't know how much Serena is going to be that into the pomp and the circumstance of just being at tennis matches and being a legend. I don't know how often you'll see her. In fact, when Wimbledon did their jubilee Serena wasn't there. And she was actually in London. She was in the country. She was in country. And she and she did not show up. I think she went to a Rolling Stones concert. Instead, which kind of sent a message or maybe it didn't, but it just didn't look great. But I think that she is going to go follow her own path. I mean, if there's one thing that Serena has done over this time period, especially the last 7 or 8 years, is she has forged for herself a pathway that belongs almost exclusively to her. And she's not necessarily worried so much about appearances. She's going to do

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"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

07:55 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"Howard, in the Vogue piece Serena reflects on her legacy. She writes, I don't particularly like to think about my legacy. I get asked about it a lot. And I never know exactly what to say. But I like to think that thanks to opportunities afforded to me, women athletes feel that they can be themselves on the court. They can play with aggression and pump their fists. They can be strong, yet beautiful. They can wear what they want and say what they want and kick butt and be proud of it all. So Howard, I just want to know, what do you think Serena's legacy is going to be? Well, I actually liked in reading that section. I actually liked that she did something that we as professionals do very, very poorly and very, very rarely. And that's to actually use the term legacy properly. Legacy has not achievements, legacy is what you leave behind. And you can tell how great an athlete is when they don't even have one legacy they've got several legacies. So let's go over them and you can choose which one you think is your favorite or the most important. To me, one of the most important legacies of Serena Williams, is she changed who got to play the game. Emily how tall are you? I'm 5 foot two and three quarters. You are 5 two and three quarters. And it kind of shows watching you on the broadcast. I was like, she's not very tall. I get an apple box sometimes. And you get an apple box. Now, the reason why I bring up your height is because before the Williams sisters, you could be 5, 6. Martina, I've never watched a lot of his 5, 6. Wasn't that tall. Remember when I met Martina for the first time at the French Open. I looked at her and I was like, she's really not that big. You could be average height and still be a professional athlete. And then comes Serena and Venus Venus first, obviously. I remember there was one year I was at Wimbledon. And Serena was on court, and I think she was just warming up, and then the match began. And she's killing the ball. Serena's power was obvious. But here's the thing. She's 5 9. She's 5 9 about a 150 155 pounds. And people treated her like she was 7 feet tall, but if you look at the players around her, garbine muguruza, 6 foot, 160, Angelique Kerber, 5 9 5 8 5 9 one 60, Naomi Osaka, people look at me and said, I miss haka is 5 11. A hundred and 65 oh, she's big. And you're looking at these players and you're going, Serena's not even the tallest one of them, but once again, they changed who got to play the game. They have essentially ushered in a generation of female tennis players where that's the average, if you're a 5 6, like say Simona Halep, you don't look very big at all. Even someone like Sharapova who is 6 two, but she only wait a 125 pounds, so she was thin. They've changed who gets to play the sport. Because the Emily kaplans of the world are the average 5 four 5 5 players are at a decided disadvantage. And it's happening on the men's side, too. Everybody's just bigger now. There hasn't been an under 6 foot champion on the men's side in 22 years. That's one legacy. Another legacy of Serena is the ability to reach a generation of players who hadn't thought of playing the game before. The number of black women playing the sport is off the charts now. If you go talk to them, Madison keys, and you talk to the coco goffs and talk to them. Asia Muhammad's and all of these young players coming up, they all owe it to Serena and Venus. And that doesn't even include the white players that they inspired. So there's this generation of African American players who were inspired by the Williams sisters. An entire generation of girls grew up watching them and suddenly tennis, the country club all white sport that nobody thought was available to them is now suddenly available to them. That's legacy number two. And then of course his legacy number three, which is what you had just talked about and what Serena talked about in her piece. The opportunity now for women to have more agency. And you can go back to Venus when you're talking about equal pay and her being in that same lineage of Billie Jean King and fighting for not just opportunity and access, but also the same dollar amounts. And especially when you're looking at Venus and Serena at the big tournaments, at Wimbledon, especially where they just dominated, where women didn't take a backseat anymore. And that when you're talking about a dual tournament, that you're bringing in as many people to watch Venus and Serena as you did to watch roger and Rafa and Novak, if not more. So the legacies of Serena, there's really not one legacy. There are going to be so many different avenues when we talk about tennis coming forward. And sports in general going forward where you're going to point and Serena is going to be the flashpoint for that. I'm curious, you know, you've been covering her again for so long. We now admire her strength, her size for athleticism, but how is that first received when she came on the tour? No, role received at all. In fact, I remember one of my favorite stories I always tell is my first Wimbledon, I walked in, I'm sitting there in the players lounge is very close to the media work room. And Richard Williams used to always just sit there on the bench in between and whenever Richard saw somebody black, he would always grab them and see in black people and in the tennis world was always something really special to him. And so when he first saw me, he drags me over and we talk and he's essentially giving me, you know, the grandfatherly uncle fatherly talk. He's like, just remember. They don't want you here. They didn't want my girls here. Really telling me that this is hostile territory. And the only way that we could navigate being here was by winning. And you do go back and you think about when Venus and Serena first hit the scene and the other players were making fun of them and didn't want them on the court and you thought about the times when Venus and when their beads hit the cord and was complaining and it was just all of these different sort of microaggressions and the different ways to say you don't belong here. And Richard was telling me all the different stories about that and he was talking about how even after the tough losses and even after the victories, he would say if you win, they have to listen to you. And if you win, they can't get rid of you. And one of the reasons why Wimbledon was such an appropriate setting for this conversation was that when you walk up and down the grounds at Wimbledon and you walk through the stairwell, she walked through the hallways, Venus and Serena are everywhere. Venus has 5 of these and Serena's got 7 of them. That's 12 majors. That's 12 Wimbledon's right there by one family. And so that, to me, the hostility, the hostile territory, you go back obviously to Indian Wells, 2001, the racial taunts that they experience there. It was not easy, and it was not always welcoming. And it reminds me a little bit after Bill Russell's passing, people were talking a lot about reconciliation. And it always makes me think. I always ask this question. What do you do when someone doesn't accept your apology? Because for years, Venus and Serena were the ones criticized for not going back to Indian Wells. And that's their right. That is their right not to do that based on how they were treated, just as it was Bill Russell's right, whether he wanted to reconcile with the city of Boston or whether he did not. That's not the purpose of the apology, the purpose of an apology is to acknowledge that you caused harm to another person, not to control their reaction. Narratively, we all would like to have the reconciliation into have a group hug and act like this is progress. And we finally got to see a little bit of that when both Venus and Serena finally did return to Indian Wells after what, 15 years. However, many years it was. But there's no question when they first hit the scene. They were not welcome. They had to force

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"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

ESPN Daily

09:49 min | 3 months ago

"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Daily

"You triumph. Book direct at LQ dot com. Howard Bryant, you've covered Serena Williams for decades. So when Serena's Vogue essay and cover dropped on Tuesday, where she announced that she would be evolving away from tennis, what was your initial reaction? My initial reaction, Emily was that well, first of all, it's time. It was just a matter of time. We've been waiting for this and it was really a question of how she was going to do it as opposed to when she was going to do it. I actually believed that she wasn't ever going to announce her retirement. Maybe that's because I've been writing about Rickey Henderson for too long. Because he actually never retired. He just the phone stopped ringing and that was it for him. And I thought that Serena might go in the same direction. Venus Williams is just still going and she plays when she feels like playing and she doesn't play when she doesn't want to play. And so I really sort of thought that maybe there wasn't going to be this announcement maybe Serena didn't really want to do the grand finales the way we've seen it with Andy Roddick and the way we've seen it with other players that maybe she was just going to not play anymore. And so that that was a bit of a surprise for me. I think the other thing about it that hit me was that she also didn't really retire. She said she was sort of scaling back the operation, which tells me that the message is not to expect her to play after the U.S. open, but to be happy when she does show up. Maybe she's gonna play some doubles with Venus. I know she loves playing the AC open. Maybe she's just gonna take a couple of wild cards here and there. I mean, she could very easily be a kamikaze crumb and play in her 40s because Serena can still compete. I don't think she's a favorite for majors anymore, but she can still play. There's no question about that. So I think what surprised me the most about it was the announcement itself that she seems to be very clear that she's letting her fans know after this tournament, not to expect her anymore. Howard, you alluded to it, but the word choice here is fascinating because she never explicitly uses the word retire. She didn't even say she was stepping away definitively. Instead, the phrases were evolving away from tennis and transitioned it. Honestly, sounded like our new version of conscious and couple. So what did you make of her word choice here? Well, the word choices and she doesn't want to quit. She's not ready yet. I always say there are three ways to retire. There's three ways to get out of the game. One is when the game retires you, you get released, the game is telling you you can't play anymore. The phone stops ringing, you can't play anymore. The second is when your body retires you. If you're Juan Martin Del Potro in your body is saying, look man, we can't do this anymore. Andy Roddick, you've got a bad shoulder. Joe Montana, the elbow is saying, you can't do this anymore. And then there's the third way, which is you go out on top. In Serena's case, I don't think she wants to really choose any door, except the third one, but I don't know if the third one is really going to be available to her. Clearly what she wants more than anything else is that 24th major. It really she wants the 25th one, but you can't get the 25th one without the 24th one. And so I don't think she really wants to say it's time to go, but yet we also know that Serena hasn't played a full season in years. She's not going to play 60 70 matches a year anymore. But you can't just play major just 'cause she's never sharp enough to compete for those two weeks. So I think what she's really saying is I've got to try to find some way to say it without saying it. And it's also classic Serena as well in terms of just being in control of this narrative and being cryptic and not quite being definitive. And wanting to leave that door open. But she also is very much recognizing that the clock is striking midnight. It's interesting, Emily, when you think about this, because in any other business, she's a young woman. She's 41 years old next month. That's it. In sports, she might as well be a hundred. And I think that as a tennis player, you really can not expect a tennis player at 40 years old. Roger Federer just turned 41 the other day. You just can't expect them to give that much effort across the season. But at the same time, in a short tournament in two weeks, can I win 7 matches? Serena Williams is not quite ready to say I can't do that. I mean, the biological clock is so different for an athlete versus the rest of the population, but a biological clock is also different for a woman. And in this essay, Serena was very candid. She said that she definitely did not want to be pregnant again while still competing as an athlete. She also wrote about how hard it's been for her to approach the end of her career. There was a lot of revelations in this piece. I'm just curious, when you read it, what stuck out to you? I think what stuck out to me was one just the candor. We say we want these things from athletes. We say we want them to open up. We say we want them to be vulnerable. We say we want them to be human. And yet, as we've seen during the entire mental health battles over the last couple of years where you've seen more athletes talk about their vulnerabilities and talk about what it's like to actually be human and still be expected to be superhuman. The reaction hasn't been great. We saw that with Simone Biles. We've seen it with Naomi Osaka. We saw it with Michael Phelps that you're expected to be indestructible. So what I really, really liked about it. Across all the different things talking about the mortality of an athlete talking about the difference between men and women talking about the knowing when it was when the time was coming to say goodbye. All of those things really run in stark contrast to the indomitable Serena Williams that we see on court who's supposed to be unbeatable. She's a person. I think the thing that I like most about the essay was that she was willing to be a person and not a persona. She was. And one of the rawest thing she said was that she had to make this extremely difficult choice one that she felt she only had to make because she was a woman and in her words it was believe me. I never want to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don't think it's fair. If I was a guy, I wouldn't be writing this because I'd be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe I'd be more of a Tom Brady if I had that opportunity. What was Serena trying to tell us there? I thought that that section was unrealistic. Because obviously there's clear differences between men and women when you're playing. There's no doubt about that. But the bottom line of this is nobody plays forever. Even Tom Brady, okay, he is one of a small handful of players who have been able to sort of play longer. And that piece of it, yes, 100% accurate rod, no doubt, direct. But this day of competition, it's the cruelty of being what the great roger angel used to refer to as being one of these golden youths. Whether she wants to have more children or whether she doesn't, the time is coming when you can't do this anymore. That's the cruelty of being a top level professional athlete. And so for me, I understood part of what she was saying. But the other part of is this day is coming whether you want to have more children and whether you don't. Especially if you want to be at a championship level. Certainly in this case, if Serena is talking about simply competing and not being pregnant and not playing all pregnant, all of that, 100% accurate. But in terms of being a top level Grand Slam winning player, that's an age question. That's a time question. Because I don't think that Serena has really been championship level for a couple of years now. I mean, obviously she went to four finals after having her child. But she's a different player. And I think that that has as much to do with age than anything else. I mean, there's not a whole lot of 40 year olds out there winning grand slams. In fact, there are none, zero. None of them have ever done it male or female. So I know that Serena loves to write her own story. She's the superhero. She's the protagonist of her own story, but nobody beats time. Nobody. Since she first went pro at age 14, she's been a trailblazer and one of the most accomplished athletes across sports we've ever seen. Dozens of grand slams, Olympic medals, millions of dollars in marketing deals. But as you just told me, she's had some health and injury issues at a slowed her down to the last three years. So I'm just curious, even though she still writes that she has a desire for more. Do you think she's leaving some still on the table in her tennis career? I don't think so. I don't think so. I think when you're a Serena at that level, we talk about this all the time at this level. We're not talking about competing. That's one thing. We're talking about championships. We're talking about Grand Slam championships, meaning you've got to win 7 matches in two weeks. That's the level. That's the Serena level. Otherwise, yeah, can she be Sam Stosur and win a Grand Slam and then not be in the top ten for the next 5 years? Sure, she can do that. Can she be date crumb and once again play into her 40s? Absolutely she can do that. Can she be Francisco schiavone and when the French Open and then not when another major and play as the 200th ranked person? Sure. But Serena's not going to do that. I don't think she wants to be like Venus, which is Venus can go out there and play and get knocked out in the first round. I don't see that for Serena Williams. Women's reminds me so much more of the famous anecdote with bob Gibson, the great Saint Louis Cardinals pitcher in 1975. He comes in and relief and gives up a Grand Slam to Pete Luca. Walks off of the diamond in that was it for him. And years later, when somebody said, you know, why did you retire? And he said, when you're giving

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Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis'

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 3 months ago

Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis'

"Serena Williams says she is ready to step away from tennis Williams told Vogue magazine she doesn't like the word retirement but wants to focus on having another child and her business interest Williams is playing this week in Toronto at a hardcourt tournament and hence the upcoming U.S. open may be her last tournament I don't know I guess there's just a light at the tunnel What is that like I don't know I'm getting closer to the light A reporter said Williams must be joking I'm not joking Serena Williams is approaching her 41st birthday and is one more Grand Slam singles titles in the professional era than any other woman or man What does giving up tennis mean to her Freedom Yeah I love playing though It's like it's amazing but you know it's like I can't do this forever Serena Williams says she will relish these next few weeks I'm Ed Donahue

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The latest in sports news

AP News Radio

01:58 min | 3 months ago

The latest in sports news

"8 piece sports time David Schuster a light schedule in Major League Baseball action on Monday but the first place mets in the national league east they were in action and our Mike man Q fills us in The mets continued their winning ways with a 5 to one victory over the reds with 13 wins in their last 15 games the 71 and 39 mets lead the braves by 7 games in the national league east Chris Bassett tossed 8 innings for his 9th win Starling Marte a two run first inning Homer for the mets against Cincinnati's Justin Dunn who took the loss Over in Baltimore the red hot Orioles made it 6 wins in 7 games with a 7 four victory over Toronto four home runs for the Orioles including one by Austin Hayes We're going out expecting to win every game so I think we've been in this mindset now for the last couple months and we're just continuing to play good baseball Meanwhile out in Seattle the Yankees got back in the win column they snapped their 5 game losing skid They defeated the mirror nurse 9 to four and Philip gon fills us in on San Diego and San Francisco Alex would allow just three hits over 6 and a third innings as the San Francisco Giants as the San Diego Padres one to nothing The giant starter would out dual padre started Blake snow who allowed a run on 6 hits in 5 and two thirds innings The Padres have now lost 5 straight games and saw their lead over Milwaukee for the final playoff spot cut to just one game Pro basketball news Kevin Durant reiterated to Brooklyn Nets ownership that he wants to be traded and let's changes are made in the organization College football news Alabama Ohio State and Georgia They are the top three teams in the preseason coaches poll Meanwhile at Oklahoma assistant coach kale Gundy resigned after he was found to use repeated racially charged language and antennas Serena Williams still coming back from injury she won her first match in over a year at a tournament in Toronto I'm David Shuster AP sports

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Serena, Djokovic on US Open entry list - but might not play

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

Serena, Djokovic on US Open entry list - but might not play

"Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are on the official U.S. open entry lists released Wednesday but there's no guarantee they'll play Injuries have limited Williams to just one match during the past year And that was a first round loss at Wimbledon last month She said after the match that she wasn't sure she'd play again But later added there's lots of motivation to get better and to play at home Djokovic still refuses to be vaccinated for COVID-19 preventing him from traveling to the U.S. as a non citizen The USTA says it doesn't have a vaccine mandate for players but will respect the government's position regarding travel into the country for unvaccinated non citizens I'm Dave

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Briahna Gray: There's a Way to Talk About Race That Is Superficial

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:17 min | 6 months ago

Briahna Gray: There's a Way to Talk About Race That Is Superficial

"But let me ask you a question, do you think the hyper focus of race in our national conversation detracts from having that kind of class based discussion? Sometimes. I think that there is a way to talk about race that is painfully superficial, and which focuses on the grievances of frankly elite minorities, more than the issues. I'm just curious. So for example, during the campaign cycle, there was a real spurt of attention directed toward the issue of the maternal maternal health gap. So the maternal mortality gap in the country means that black babies have really high mortality rates that are comparable, frankly, to some much less developed countries. The third world, sure. And people were concerned about that. And the story got highlighted in some part because Serena Williams had a very high risk pregnancy and almost died. She was complaining about pain and the doctors were ignoring her. And she ended up having some kind of deep vein from gross blood clot basically. I'm not a doctor. She has some kind of blood clot that if she hadn't really been forceful about it and gotten it checked out and if she weren't as powerful and rich and privileged as she is, she probably would have died like many women in this country do disproportionately black women in this country do die. And it's a real problem, right? As a progressive, my focus is to say, whatever the biggest determinant of an unequal health treatment in this country, a big one is that we have a two tiered system and people who are on our poverty program Medicaid tend to not be seen by high quality doctors. They tend to be ignored. They tend to move around a lot and not see the same physicians in a repeat basis. A lot of things that result in them having lower standards of care. And my solution would be to say, while I would love to sit here and give doctors diversity training and magically convince them and not be racist and pay more attention to Serena Williams or whatever. I don't really see that happening. And I don't really see that as the government's role, what we can do is make sure that everybody has a universal stained healthcare system so that doctors are disproportionately treating poor patients or stuff. But the thing about Serena Williams is to say, there are the kinds of issues that get talked about in mashable attention. Are those race issues that affect affluent black people? So in addition to everybody else, but affluent black

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Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock Following Joke About His Wife

Mike Gallagher Podcast

02:00 min | 8 months ago

Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock Following Joke About His Wife

"I can't even fit into a symbol. How much I care about the Academy Awards. I can't even begin to tell you how little I care about the Oscars. But last night, during the Academy Awards, Will Smith, who wound up winning best actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams father in a movie that I didn't even know existed, had no idea there's a movie about the Williams sisters, the tennis stars. I guess he played their dad. I don't know. I don't care. I don't really want to see movies. And I don't care. I was watching basketball. I was watching other things, didn't really care about the Oscars. But evidently, Chris Rock, the acerbic comic told a joke about Will Smith's wife and Will Smith jumped up on the stage, stormed the stage and reared back and smacked Chris Rock in the face. Do you care? I mean, I love how the other hosts get into this sort of parlor game who, who's right, who's wrong, he attacked his wife. Well, apparently it's not a very well kept secret that Will Smith and his wife have an open marriage. So evidently, their personal life is already a little unconventional, shall we say, and Will Smith allegedly takes it very personally when people criticize his wife because he feels like people are calling him a cuckold, which is, of course, a phrase that is like from, I don't know, Victorian England, you know, a cuckold but a man, I guess literally has other men sleep with his wife. And that's what being cuckolded would be. And Will Smith doesn't lie invited to call him that, even though they have this open road. I mean, I can't even believe I'm talking about this on a radio show because I don't care about Will

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Update on the latest sports

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00:59 sec | 1 year ago

Update on the latest sports

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Two Unseeded Teens Battle Their Way Into US Open Final

The World: Latest Edition

00:55 sec | 1 year ago

Two Unseeded Teens Battle Their Way Into US Open Final

"Head to the courts. Now center court at arthur ashe stadium. That is tomorrow is the. Us open's women's final though you'd be excused for thinking. It's a junior's match. Two teenagers murad o'connor from the uk and layla fernandez from canada. Are squaring off in flushing meadow in queens new york sports writer. A springer joins us now. She writes about the intersection of sports in society. So this match between two teenagers. A condo and fernandez are we witnessing history here shera in some respects were witnessing history is the first time. Two teenagers have met in the final of a major since the nineteen ninety nine. Us open. That was when serena williams who was then seventeen defeated martina hingis who was than eighteen however at that point in nineteen ninety nine williams and hinges. Were already well known tennis stars. That is not the case for rod kanu and fernandez.

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Novak Djokovic Knocks on the Door of a Very Exclusive Club

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

01:24 min | 1 year ago

Novak Djokovic Knocks on the Door of a Very Exclusive Club

"Today in New York, and some of the most legendary players won't be there because of injury. Serena Williams. Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic, the third member of the so called Big Three, is trying to become the first man ever to win 21 Grand Slam titles and the first man since 1969 to win all four majors in the same calendar. You almost Frank Lindsay caught up with the New York Times tennis correspondent Chris Clary. You just released a new book about Roger Federer called the Master Chris before we get into the book itself. I wanted to get your sense. Is this it? Are we finally at the end of the era of the Big Three. The end that we know will come eventually, and we've been talking about for years now, you know, Frank, I think we are. You know, it's sort of it's sort of snuck up on us. Could say it snuck up on us quickly or gradually, But I mean, I think the big three as we've known them Federer, Nadal and Djokovic just routine legal and deepen slams Now that Roger's tried to come back from his Third knee surgery and ended up not working. I think you have to say that era is over. Now you've been if Roger manages to come back against the eyes of place, or I don't see him being a regular factor with just those two guys at the top anymore, So it was a tremendous period of time in tennis history. I think it is over. And now we're looking at Least for now, Novak Against the younger generation until that going for one of the ultimate achievement sport, not just tennis a true Grand Slam. And he had a bunch of talented young guys who are going to try to hold him off. Do you think as he's dealing with this

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Serena Williams pulls out of U.S. Open

Around the Horn

00:15 sec | 1 year ago

Serena Williams pulls out of U.S. Open

"Of the. Us open still suffering and injured hamstring for one more major for the record don pause again this us open you think creed yard this season. By the way no serena no federal. No the doll

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

"So you think it's going to be dope man. They have no idea who i'm bringing. Yeah right it's back and let us know how it turns out please. Okay you're at the first didn't is going to be real tricky. We've been in low for years and we just thought we go on and tell you. This is so weird. Yes oh the first night that will be no sex at young couples cottage. They're going to be up all night. She going to be up all night talking about this. You doing it this day in a room next door saying oh sto rock me like a bag of cotton. Spank me like a with pieces. All right we gotta go coming up next. Is the nephew with today's prank phone. Call right after this. You're listening to morning. Show coming up at the top of the hour right about four minutes after. You're not gonna believe strawberry letter for today. The subject the ladies at church love me. We'll get into that in a little while but right now. The nephews in the building with today's prank phone. Call what you got for his nap apartment. Three sixteen apartment three sixteen. That's go hello. Hello trying to raise. Dale yet is hey how you doing. My name is bond dude You got the right. Do you live in court right apartments. Yeah i live in going. Oh okay you live in apartment Three sixteen right. Yeah it is somebody to be word. I was one dollars. Plus no no no everything. Coup apartment man I got your number from Lady at the at least in office regarding whatnot. Listen what's in regards to. We're actually what's been happening is. I've been moved to court. And what i wanted to do. You know Man ever apartment. i've always had. I always lived in apartment. Three sixteen. And i know you in three sixteen so they you know the girl at the office game. You know 'cause. I don't wanna move nowhere else but can be in room three sixteen. I gotta be you know. Just real superstition. I know but i kinda gotta have you say your name von yeah. Yeah i'm balling like and who gave you my number one of the ladies that leasing office when i was opening who wasn't I can't really remember her name. Man little. no well. listen. And i'm like these men don't come like it man. Now ain't moving on my apartment. And i've been standing up for four years when i moved to the problem and i moved into a house and fan all the that gone which which which whatever it is three one three two. That's all you man anymore. I gotta stay in three sixteen man. See that's what i'm trying to say. I didn't sign the lease. So i'm stuck with it. I got to get that apartment. So i'm gonna try to tell you. Would you like to. Which department would you like to move to. And i go and get them to move your stuff and amen then move on. Thank gonna move them. Numbers even had him up the vitamin. Do whatever you want to. But i ain't moving so you're gonna have to get to your head man and because i don't know gay you. My number was like this. I mean working called me. Because i don't even know. No no no no no. I asked him who was in three sixteen. They told me many obedience on three sixteen. Hey listen man. I'm trying to do this as respectful as possible. You know like. I said i really can't function and that's i'm living in st meat in due disrespect for them. 'cause i'm do. This guy was like this favor. No those your favorite scripture. Okay i would like now. You're gonna make all okay so let me let me tell you this. I already told the lady. I wanna be three sixteen. She told me. I needed to deal with dale now. I'm trying to deal with you on a polite way. Okay 'cause like. I say i can't function me unless i'm in an apartment three sixty i can't i can't even get them go to work. I cannot function okay. I have to have that apartment number doing right so it sounds like you got a problem on your hands man. Whatever your problem is that you do me okay. You know like like. I say i've been standing three sixteen. I'm gonna stay in three sixteen. And i moved to a house you need to do and really i'm the big gay you my number call with these. I can't believe where you're talking to talking to me. And i like you come at me come at me with a number you may sixteen what. Excuse me what you're saying that you me with. This would come at me commit by problems that you will see. You understand what i'm saying. Hey man i'm trying to handle this respectively. Man okay. i do listen to them. I'm trying to tell you honestly. I cannot function outside of them three number. I have to live in apartment. Three sixty eight my business name. No i don't wanna come move. But i do run it back which say i don't wanna have to move down that we would you come home. I want hey matter of fact come come on. Come three sixteen three sixteen. I had come on. Come on come move may come out to be inside. Al-qaeda going on with got three hundred six days do. I may work you. I'm on my nine five and you come by three sixteen. I'm gonna move. Somebody say it's gonna be you so i'd be able to at least now even giving you my saudi man. I'm i'm just trying to tell you. I have to stay under them. Numbers man i have to. I'm superstitious like that. I know i know everybody like that. But i just happened to be like that. You know what i'm saying ain't like it man. I ain't got time to be really. Everybody got time to sit up. Lift like this. And let's krishna that i've been out this job lukas. What what apartment number did they get you. They gave me like three twenty nine or something like that. I don't i can't stay to me. That's what i'm gonna meet ya. Ma'am meet me at three twenty nine six o'clock tonight. How about another great okay. So how about these numbers right here. Eight seven seven twenty nasty. What me and you see. I'm saying i'm twenty nine st eight. Am seven twenty nine c. You ain't never heard that number within what it sounds for me. That's the number. To the steve harvey morning show. 'cause this is nephew. Tommy and you just got pranked. Baio coworker linda. Abby meant that. I believe what i say and the road about to take off and go to lease out but collins who you say got enough. They got a coworker. Linda linda linda linda right now. I wonder why she takes no see but he. Oh god yeah going. No man i got one more day. You man for really. Yeah i mean with the bad radio show in the land man steve. While the morning show. I get back to work man. You'll find out. Look over there all right all right.

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"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"serena williams" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"Serena Williams is out after slipping on center court and injuring her leg. For Serena. This is the second time that she's had to retire from a major match in her career. The other came in 1998 at the Wimbledon in the third round. And how about England eliminates Germany with a two to nothing victory to reach the your old 2020 quarterfinals now for England? It's their first victory over Germany in a major terminate tournament knockout stage since the 1966 World Cup final. SportsCenter is brought to you by Meiko. There are scratches their dense. There's unexpected natural events. If life throws you, Oh, just say, better get Mayko and had to make oh dot com to get an online estimate today. Mm. Whenever Cam has been on the field, he's consistently been number one through the drills. I take Bill Belichick at his word on this one when he says Cam is our quarterback. This ain't going to be easy. This town is tough. This town is being this town is Luke Holler kids going to have a lot of pressure, Max? Uh, you know, here's a a pretty good understanding of, you know the things that we do and you know, asked to go out there and do it may get comfortable with them. You mean Sean J. Will Zubin. Presented by Progressive Insurance Brian Custer in for resuming alongside Keyshawn Johnson, Man football. Camp is right around the corner. And you know in New England.

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"serena williams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

The Tennis Podcast

04:00 min | 1 year ago

"serena williams" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast

"Tennis needed this moment. Needed to give congress this moment because what happened at the french open wasn't wasn't acceptable. Really you know this. This course correction needed to happen and am ab- so happy at did i can't. I can't believe that the loveliness of that moment took place in exactly the same place as what we went onto experience into court today. It's just been it's just been an extraordinary day of emotions has by the way Down k hill tweeted after that after a ash partied played in this wonderful match connoisseurs. Navarre they got to show to exhibit all those skills and these are plaza with the loveliest angles and spins and flights of attended pulse relaxing just to watch them. You get to see these points unfold. You can kind of what it could go over there. It could come short. You know what the options are if you watch them enough and they just. They're exhibiting all of these things in front of you and ashburn. His speech was pitch perfect chins becoming so good moments. Picking the right words and the right everything about her demeanor as well. She just has a lovely way about her and don he'll just just provided a little sobering reminder of of the fact that this isn't just congress are having a little bit of a lap of honour in her final year. He said he was on the court with her. When simona halla was practices whereas navarro just couple months three months ago in madrid and he said she would practice for thirty to forty minutes and be out of breath. She just you know. This is a woman who is had cancer very recently hodgkin's lymphoma. She's been in remission. She's hand chemotherapy for it but her condition had gone and she wasn't prepared to just show up on a on a main show court. Take some cheers and leave. She wanted to little andy. Murray like make sure everybody knows what she was all about. And that's what she did today. Back through the emotional wringer. Thank you very much david. Let's like a like a bucket of ice cold water. Let's go through the court one results today where it was where german tastic. Alexander zverev was a successful german straight-sets. I was thinking. What's the name of someone from germany german. He beat talent greeks for three straight sets. Totally i mean he he. He goes to the days when he pfaff's around. I mean he did not set to go altern parents today but it feels like that. That habit is fading is very faffing around. In opening rounds of slams then angelique kerber also scored a rare witnesses. Germany yeah you rent the six zero six three of niinisto vet. She was a breakdown in opening. Set on that one. But then just go ahead game together and finally on court number-one well before the the curious match was moved there. Denault medvedev Lost desserts yemen. It's truth but came through to win an tie-break fourth set despite what some people predicted now predicted that is the matt predicted that no. I predicted another incorrect. Right to was it moral daryl product..

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"serena williams" Discussed on Daily Pop

Daily Pop

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"serena williams" Discussed on Daily Pop

"Serena williams is getting real about her marriage. Listen marriage is not bliss it can be if you work at it. I learned that love is an amazing feeling and if you have an opportunity to fill it then it's a special thing. Serena was answering. Dating app bubbles question game. Are you surprised when celebrities admit their marriages are not perfect. Go and wet my mouth up a little bit right. I like the truth. Yeah me go. Hand is not perfect. We wouldn't have so many divorces exactly exactly my issue with people who are happily married. Our marriage is perfect. When you say those things especially to people who are in your friend groups. It gives them unrealistic expectations about their own relationships and it also creates this little veil shane. Yeah that people don't have the perfect relationship because the people around them seem to always end up in the perfect relationship. And i love honesty and what people like. Aren't you married. kim. And i said because one thing is i. I have all my girlfriends. Tell me aware the best shoes are. Where the best restaurant. I have never had a girlfriend saying. Oh my god you get married not one but they will say. Oh my god you have to got to see this movie. Oh my god. I love her. I want to be like oh my. My parents are the only one that was like because they found each other. But that is rare as we know in this world. If you marry your best friend. I believe if you even get married a little younger because as we get older but i like honesty and i'm so glad that she said that and i think there was an article that someone said. Stop saying you know. I'm happily married

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