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#BlackGirlMagic: U.S. Open Women’s Singles Semi-Finals Will Feature 2 American Black Women

The U.S. Open Women’s Singles Semi-Finals will be a display of American #BlackGirlMagic (word to CaShawn Thompson) as Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens face off in what is likely to be a match for the ages, and we are all very excited, because yes, black girls who play tennis, come through!

Is Compton in the house? Yes, it is. Williams, 37, reached the finals in both the Australian Open and Wimbledon earlier this year. She is looking to win her 50th WTA singles championship. With her sister at home resting with a new baby, Venus is looking to keep the Williams name at the top of the tennis charts with a win on Thursday over a competitor thirteen years her junior, Sloane Stephens.

Stephens, 24, made history herself on Tuesday by becoming the first American woman besides the Williams sisters to advance to the semi-finals in the U.S. Open. The victory is extra special for Stephens, who was off the tour for nearly a year after having foot surgery.

No matter who wins on Thursday, it will be a win for black girls everywhere.

We will definitely be watching.

The U.S. Open Semi-final match between Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will be played on Thursday, Sept. 7. The time will be announced later.

source: the root

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