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SPORTS SHOCKS: Top Ranked Serena Williams Reaches The FRENCH OPEN Finals! + USA's Justin Gatlin BEATS "The World's Fastest Man" Usain Bolt!

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Serena Williams, the #1 tennis player in the world, is heading to the French Open Finals for the first time in eleven years! Get the deets inside and watch USA track superstar Justin Gatlin run to victory over Usain Bolt...

 

For the first time since 2002, Serena Williams, who's currently the #1 ranked tennis player in the world, is heading into the French Open finals. Though Serena's last appearance in the finals was a long time ago, her defeat of Sara Errani yesterday (6-0, 6-1) solidified her dominance of the sport. The NY Times described the battle this was, "The match was a virtually flawless session that looked much more like a practice for Williams than a Grand Slam semifinal."

Although Serena only made 12 unforced errors and won 52 points to Sara's 16, she wasn't overly cocky during the post-game interview, and stressed that every game is different.  She said her upcoming battle with Maria Sharapova on Saturday could prove very challenging.

"That’s why I really just — every day that I’m doing well, I try to do the best I can. And when I’m not, I just try to fight through it, because my forehand, my backhand, my serve, anything could happen.”

And while she's very focused on Saturday, Serena has been able to soak in her victory and reflect on her long journey to the open.

"I'm very happy to be back in the French Open final 11 years later," Williams told the crowd in French. (Yes...Serena has an apartment in Paris AND she speaks French!) "I'm still here 11 years later. It's so wonderful for me."

Congrats 'Rena!

 

In other sports news....

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Jamaican-born sprinter Usain Bolt may hold the world 100m record, but he was met with a stunning defeat yesterday as 31-year-old American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, sped past him with a 9.94 victory (to Usain's 9.95) in Rome yesterday.  Work!

After the match, Usain shrugged off the defeat, calling it a on-off. "The one-offs are never for me. It’s all about the World Championships. I’ve got two months to get it right. You learn more from losing. You can’t win every race in your career, I’ve learned that."

Meanwhile, Justin basked in his own victory, but still paid homage to Usain and what he's brought to the sport.

‘It felt good. It’s an honor to be able to race against him and compete against him. He’s an inspiration for the sport. He’s inspired me to be a better runner and a better entertainer for the fans.

I just want to be able to give him some competition when he’s at top form. He’s a legend and I want to go out and just fight for the end. Much respect.’

After the upset from the 2012 Olympics, it's good to see USA showing that 2016 is going to be FAB.  Watch the USA's victory here:

 

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Maybe Bolt would have shown

Maybe Bolt would have shown more sportsmanship if it were someone other than Gatlin. I'd be salty too if i'd been beaten by someone whose ass shouldn't even have been allowed back into the sport after being banned for using performance enhancing drugs... just saying
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Update: Serena Williams wins

Update: Serena Williams wins the 2013 French Open!
C2C's picture

Serena's match was absolutely

Serena's match was absolutely amazing...and if I hadn't watch it, I wouldn't have believed it! She dominated Sara Errani! 6-0. 6-1 in less than 47 minutes! Wow...go girl! She's truly young, black, and all kinds of fabulous!
C2C's picture

Wow some posters really

Wow some posters really displayed their ignorance re: this story. Bottom line, if history has taught us nothing else, it's that there is always someone waiting in the wings to beat the best. The WR in the 100 meter is however 9.58 and who currently holds same record?
Realist's picture

I swear, people have been

I swear, people have been sleeping on this guy! Justin Gatlin was also the guy who put a end to Michael Johnson and his gold shoes! He should have been a bigger star with more endorsements if you ask me! It seems like every time someone is crowned the fasted man in the world he is there to humble their butt! Maybe Jay-Z needs to sign him,lol! Go Justin! Keep them boys on their toes!
kp29's picture

Mama Mia, I was thinking the

Mama Mia, I was thinking the same thing. He does look like Kerry's dude Hollywood
getyourlife33's picture

This Justin Gatlin guy was

This Justin Gatlin guy was banned for performance enhancing drugs for 4 years. During the olympics this guy got smoked by Bolt not to mention Bolt is recouperating from hamstring injures. This juiced up no contract bid in the NFL loser should enjoy his 15 minutes before lightening Bolt assume his thrown!!!!!!!
Uncle Tom Jr.'s picture

Clearly he is jackass!! 6

Clearly he is jackass!! 6 gold medals and what do Justin Gatlin got? Yeah that's right idiot, like i said when it matters at olympics and world championship he smokes these guys, even the other Jamaican who beat him in trials. Now carry on and go somewhere else with your anti Bolt rant!!!
Uncle Tom Jr.'s picture

Why some are acting like the

Why some are acting like the Americans are always gracious in losing? Some of these post are so fucking ridiculous. Funny how these posts are all dissing Jamaicans when most Americans want to be like us.
JamaicanGal's picture

not 1 american on earth wants

not 1 american on earth wants to be jamaican....FACT
Jesus H. Christ's picture

LMAO There is not an American

LMAO There is not an American on the planet who wants to be Jamaican! Least educated in the diaspora, highest out of wedlock birth rate in the diaspora and the most violent. Kingston has had the highest murder rate in the world more than once. Now I have nothing against Jamaicans but please name one black American that wants to "be like a Jamaican". Our culture is too influential to copy someone elses. Black Americans respect others cultures. You're on a black american womans website, how did you find out about it? Who wants to be like who again?
KENNEDY78's picture

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xcnxcngmyui6856's picture

Usain <-- must've run outta

Usain <-- must've run outta COCAINE!!!!! You can't beat U.S.A. (we will Drone Strike your entire country)..........
Jesus H. Christ's picture

SO happy for Serena & Justin!

SO happy for Serena & Justin! Bolt is proof of why you have to be humble. Anybody can lose--I am SO glad that a black man from the U.S. beat him. Even if he never loses again. Bolt is gonna remember this one!

even Jordan got dunked on at

even Jordan got dunked on at some point in his career.
steezo's picture

U S A! U S A! U S A! Oh

U S A! U S A! U S A! Oh congrats to Serena! Get like us haters! We the best U S A!
KENNEDY78's picture

USA! USA! USA! WOW I never

USA! USA! USA! WOW I never knew Jamaicans were such sore losers. Im always proud when USAIN wins. The way I look at it is,we're all Black people so why wouldn't I be happy if Usain wins. Black Americans have dominated running on the Olympic level for decades now, so theres no need for us to hate. To say this persons victory doesn't count is pure jealousy, black American's have always been the greatest runners. We opened the doors for black runners around the world. I'm starting believe what people say about Caribbean blacks.....
KENNEDY78's picture

I was thinking the same

I was thinking the same thing. I think he was a very poor sport and just because he was known as the fastest man in the world does not give him the right to not respect the runners he is competing with. I think he is just to cocky and is country pumps up his head to much for me. But Go USA !!!
SH's picture

Caribbean Africa"s <--- get

Caribbean Africa"s <--- get Jesus new soap & clean the cum/jizz off my hotel floor.............
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Please check out the

Please check out the documentary Venue and Serena!!!! Their pops was no joke and I mean no joke and I can now see why these beautiful strong black sisters have been busting white tail for over a decade when the average tennis career is 4 years. Serena is without a doubt the best female athlete in the world!!!!
Marketing Gimmicks's picture

USA! USA! USA!!!

USA! USA! USA!!!
steezo's picture

Serena is the BEST!!!!!!! I

Serena is the BEST!!!!!!! I love her. Her ambition, humbleness and greatness. 16th Grand Slam. She is coming for the record.....#teamserena#16#icon
SkeeWee's picture

i'm just sorry that that ass

i'm just sorry that that ass beat Usain. wouldn't mind if it was someone else on the USA team just not this ass. shout out to st kitts/nevis. you were 5th but we're still proud.
caribbean_dream_girl's picture

Is that Hollywood (Kerry

Is that Hollywood (Kerry Rhodes' boyfriend) in the middle of Bolt and Gatlin?? *JK*
Mama Mia's picture

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xcnxcngmyui6856's picture

Usain Bolt is a PUNK ASS

Usain Bolt is a PUNK ASS N*GGER BITCH......he did NOT acknowlege Justin Gatlin.....and just walked away......N*GGER SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USA....USA........!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

why should he? He is in it to

why should he? He is in it to win not make friends...you have to have an edge..you want him to play nice, Sh@t they are not playing marbles....

Its called "Sportsmanship" &

Its called "Sportsmanship" & "Professionalism" <--- HE WAS BUTT HURT.....everyone congrats him!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

STFU you piece of shit! JG

STFU you piece of shit! JG doesn't deserve to be acknowledge. When he beats Usain when it matters come chat to mih
JamaicanGal's picture

At least Jesus can reach his

At least Jesus can reach his own PUSSY<--- U Fat Pig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Bolt got ButtFucked on

Bolt got ButtFucked on National TV by Gatlin.....USA....USA....shine my shoes and clean my hotel room toilet.....bitch!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Wow! And you call yourself

Wow! And you call yourself Jesus Christ. So sad.
Mama Mia's picture

I'm a Mexican...its

I'm a Mexican...its pronounced..."Hey-Zoos"
Jesus H. Christ's picture

please do not get them all

please do not get them all "bumbaclot" riled up. they dont have much.
steezo's picture

LMAO Steezo! best laugh all

LMAO Steezo! best laugh all day. Usain and Bob Marley is literally their claim to fame in 40 years smh.
KENNEDY78's picture

you are a real idiot, he

you are a real idiot, he holds the world record stupid...He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records, he also set the world record in the 4×100 metres relay, He is the reigning Olympic champion in these three events, the first man to win six Olympic gold medals in sprinting, and a five-time World champion....you are really unlearned

Doesn't matter Freddie hes a

Doesn't matter Freddie hes a sore loser. Jamaicans are all over the internet losing their plantain brains and for what? When Usain wins blacks in the US are always happy for him. This is so dumb. If wasn't for black americans, Usain wouldn't even have this opportunity. He needs to humble himself. This loss should be humbling enough....
KENNEDY78's picture

I disagree, I think you are

I disagree, I think you are simply trying to equate some racism here. what are you saying about Jamaicans...This is quote from Bolt..."I think everybody deals with losing differently," Bolt shared. Look we all wish people could be who and what we want them to be...Serena Williams is the same way. Sloane Stephens said “She’s not said one word to me, not spoken to me, not said hi, not looked my way, not been in the same room with me since I played her in Australia. And that should tell everyone something, how she went from saying all these nice things about me to unfollowing me on Twitter. Some people use losing as a edge...

I agree Freddie, Maybe you're

I agree Freddie, Maybe you're right I don't know, maybe folks deal with losing differently. I DID NOT relate this to racism because these are 2 black men so racism is a non issue. I have no problems with Jamaicans. Jamaicans are making disparaging remarks about the USA and JG. Its stupid and uncalled for because WE don't do that when Usain wins. That was my only point.
KENNEDY78's picture

point taken...but let me say

point taken...but let me say this (off topic) you seem intelligent, but you may be aware, Blacks can be the most Racist people even towards other blacks..I have seen that here on lots of comments....I am not saying I would be like bolt when it comes to losing, but I do understand people who are reluctant to acknowledge the person who defeated them..Remember Lebron James .."LeBron James remains unrepentant for refusing to shake hands with the Orlando Magic after they ousted his Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals." he still says today he not regret not shaking hands and its not about being a poor sport,,SO Bolt is no difference

You're right Freddie.

You're right Freddie. Although, Blacks can't truly be racist according to the definition of the word. Are we over critical of each other? Definitely! but by definition we cannot be racist.
KENNEDY78's picture

I stand corrected...just

I stand corrected...just looked at the "definition" of racist...Have you ever seen Boondocks...Uncle Ruckus ...I think he maybe the exception to the rule

Bolt just had his own Black,

Bolt just had his own Black, Dirty ButtHole...handed to him on NATIONAL TV!!! USA!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

I Love Serena (her post-match

I Love Serena (her post-match press conference was EPIC yesterday...14minutes its on Youtube) Justin Gatlin is on Meth!!!!!!!!! Impossible at his age.............
Jesus H. Christ's picture

When this dude beat Bolt when

When this dude beat Bolt when it counts then he'll get more respect until then Bolt is untouchable!! Occasionally Bolt loses to people it happes but you can bet when it matters he will destroy these so call competition. Try beating Bolt at the olympics or world championship :)
Uncle Tom Jr.'s picture

Clearly hes not untouchable

Clearly hes not untouchable you chimp he just lost! LMAO
KENNEDY78's picture

Clearly he is you jackass!! 6

Clearly he is you jackass!! 6 gold medals and fastest man ever what do Justin Gatlin got? Yeah that's right idiot, like i said when it matters at olympics and world championship he smokes these guys, even the other Jamaican who beat him in trials. Now carry on and go somewhere else with your anti Bolt rant!!!
Uncle Tom Jr.'s picture

Congrats to Serena and

Congrats to Serena and Justin! Wow. I can't believe that Jus beat Usain!
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