by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World
After treatment for blood clots in the lungs, two foot surgeries, and lots of time off the court, Serena Williams has been more like buried under the weather. She certainly did not even think that she would be at Wimbledon, let alone win anything. Detroit Free Press reports that “Serena Williams opened her Wimbledon title defense Tuesday by beating Aravane Rezai in three sets — then burst into tears on Centre Court.” Williams said:
“I usually don’t cry … but it’s just been so hard….I never dreamt I would be here right now….It’s been a disaster year, but I’ve been praying. To be able to come back at Wimbledon is pretty awesome. I didn’t expect to play. And I didn’t expect to even do anything. So I’m just excited. I’ve never cried with joy for anything.”
The champion tennis player said that all she wanted was to win at least one match, and that, she did. Although Williams fell behind Rezai in the middle of their match, she came back strong and rounded it out for a win she did not expect.
Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.