American Tennis Association

The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis

In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917.

Photo of the Day: Serena Williams and Daughter

In the mist of the controversial decision of the French Open president Bernard Giudicelli  who recently stated,  “I believe we have sometimes gone too far. Serena’s outfit this year, for example, would no longer be accepted. You have to respect the game and the place.” Many have responded in outrage and support of Serena, including NIKE by posting the following:   Serena decides to be unbothered and focused on motherhood.