Saturday, January 27, 2007

Serena Sapped Their Doubts

Serena Williams is one star that sparks my inspiration over the last five years, from 2002. The 26-year old, Long Tennis player is one heroine that I have always drawn inspiration from.

Her victory today (her 8th), in the grand slam Australian Open, tennis championship, after almost two years in the injury cooler, was like a telenovela story. It is one of the career sparks heralding the rousing of the 'lioness' of the tennis courts.

It was a nostalgic reminder of the "Serena Slam" when she won all the 4 grand slam titles in 2002/2003 season. She came into the tournament with the odds stacked against her, many called her a spent force, having been World's Number 1 Female Tennis player, some few years back, and now ranked 81, in the world. Many thought that she has entered her professional twilight in tennis.

Grossing over sixteen million Dollars ($16,010,307 USD) in 8 years of professional career is something that is truly an inspiration. She did it in style beating the world's N0. 1 female tennis player, Russian, Maria Sharapova.

All through the seven games, she turned the tables and zapped the ocean of popular doubts to conquer all the seeded players she crushed to emerge champion again.

Her stunning victory may herald a new string of Serena victories in store for this year, 2007, proving that this may as well be a Serena year. I am drawing strength from her testimonies to make a definitive exploits for our telenovela blog this year with the 20 best novelas being showcased here on our site. For those looking for a spectacular testimony in their lives in this new year, I pray the Serena victory for you to shine this year too.

Congrats sister Serena!


Emmanuel Olofin said...

I join you in celebrating Serena's victory against all odds. I am lured into taking interest in Lawn Tennis because of the exploits of the William sisters in recent years. My passion has been soccer. It is rather embarrassing that our Flying Eagles crawled into the semi-final of the current African Youth Championship in the Congo.
Ride on Phil, It seems that Serena's victory has produced four or five snippets on EMR after the trickles of recent days.

Philomena Ojikutu said...

Thanks Prof,

it is a true tonic I need coupled with the bashing of Toyin and JULIE when they challenged me that i owe them saying:
"Philo enough of promises abeg deliver, where're the snippets you promise in the begining of the year pls dont play politics wt us oo." That was from Toyin, JULIE said: "I wonder what happened to the Xmas resolutions about the telenovelas".

They joined Serena to ginger me out of the telenovela research lab to resume posting snippets.