Monday, August 27, 2007
Opening Night-A Tribute to Althea Gibson
The USTA, when it sets it's mind to it, can do things right. Wimbledon passed on recognizing the 50th anniversary of Althea Gibson's historic win on the hallowed green lawns. Monday night the USTA honored not only the late Ms Gibson but all African American women who were "firsts" in their respective fields. Something that could have been cheesy was instead a stirring tribute to African American women.
For a great look at the goings on please see Blackout in New York by Craig.
Oh, and Venus and Serena Williams made it through their first round matches.