Can we just take a minute to talk about the women of the 2017 Australian Open Singles Semifinal?
Only ONE of the four is ranked in the top 15. That’s Serena Williams, obviously!
THREE of the four are Americans! That’s those always amazing Williams sisters and up-and-coming New Yorker, Coco Vandeweghe! When is the last time that happened?
THREE of the four are in their mid-30s. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni is 34, Serena is 35, and Venus Williams is 36. I’m going to go ahead and say that if you’re young and discouraged in your game, take heart! The best is yet to come.
Venus hasn’t been to a semifinal in Melbourne since 2003. Lucic-Baroni hasn’t seen this round of grand slam play in ANY tournament since 1999. COME ON!!!!! To put that into perspective, Coco Vandeweghe was in first grade and hadn’t started playing tennis yet the last time Lucic-Baroni played a semi in a grand slam.
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