Archive for the ‘Tennis’ Category

Serena has now won 15 major championships, which moves her into sixth on the all-time major’s list, and renews the conversation about her place in tennis history.

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Martina Navratilova Takes on Cancer

Posted: 7th April 2010 by DavidBurnett in Cancer, Tennis
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On Wednesday, Martina once again told it like it was. She announced she has breast cancer. She also owned up to not having had a breast examine for nearly four years, which had she said had she done so, she might have caught her cancer earlier. As usual she took responsibility for her actions and her words.

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When this years Australian Open started Serena Williams’ mother said she was rusty. Well, two weeks and a championship later the rust appears to have fallen off. Let’s just hope it stays off. Judging by her celebration and the look on her face after she hit the championship point Serena Williams was ecstatic and relieved […]

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The Williams Sisters: Past Champions

Posted: 11th January 2007 by David Burnett in Female Athletes, Grand Slam, Tennis
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Whatever happened to…., I started thinking about the Williams sisters the other day when it was reported that Venus Williams was pulling out of next week’s Australian Open, the first leg of tennis’ grand slam. It seems that Venus and her sister Serena have been off my radar screen for a long time now. There […]

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Good News for the Holiday Season

Posted: 22nd December 2006 by David Burnett in Final Four, Grand Slam, Tennis, Tiger Woods
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We’ve heard alot this year about athletes that cheat. Stars that spit. Players that get arrested. So much has been said about what and who is wrong that we tend to forget that there were many good and heart warming sports stories this past year and that there are still heroes to worship. How about […]

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