Serena vs. Venus: How a Photograph Spotlighted the Fight for Equality

Monday, July 9, 2018
Wimbledon Tournament begins in 1877
Wimbledon is the dream of all tennis players. Sisters Serena and Venus were no different. Learn how they made their dreams come true.

The final match of the 2001 U.S. Open featuring tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams was groundbreaking. It was the first time siblings had squared off in the final match for more than 100 years. And it was the first time both players were black. The photo of the smiling Williams sisters holding their trophies after the tennis match appeared in newspapers around the globe. It captured two athletes who fought, and would continue to fight, for a place for women and African-Americans in tennis and the world beyond.

Author |Smith-Llera, Danielle
Lexile |1,090L
Pages |64
Genre |Nonfiction
Reading level |5-7
Interest level |5-9
Lexile |1,090L