Wimbledon 2016: Appreciating Venus Williams’ 2 Decades of Excellence

Venus Williams occupies an odd spot in tennis history.  There have been a few sibling acts in tennis and normally one sibling outshines the other to a degree that they are not identified together (think John and Patrick McEnroe or Todd and Dan Martin).  In other instances, the siblings play doubles together and don’t particularly…

Olympic Tennis Review 2008: The Best to This Point

In my review of Olympic tennis events, one trend emerged from 1988-2004: The Women’s Event Was Better than the Men’s.  In 2000, a streaking Venus Williams went 3 tight sets in a semifinal tilt with the veteran Monica Seles.  In 1988, Steffi Graf beat Gabriela Sabatini .  The 1992, 1996 and 2004 games all delivered…