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16 Dec 2019 at 03:21am
No one will ever accuse Serena Williams of reveling in her achievements for too long. Up until July 9, she was hunting for Grand Slam No. 22, and once she locked it down to equal Steffi Grafs Open-era record, the object of the world No. 1s search swiftly shifted to a single element on the periodic table.You may have heard of this one: gold.More specifically, Olympic gold -- hammered into a medal roughly the shape and size of a hockey puck, but a lot brighter and worth so much more in so many ways.Ive won gold. I love gold, Williams said at Wimbledon, shortly after winning the event. I mean, for me, if I kept one trophy, I would probably grab my gold medals.Although in the larger scheme Grand Slam titles will ultimately be her obsession, Williams knows theres something different about gold medals and the heroes associated with them. Players as accomplished as Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova have yet to reach the gold-medal pantheon.The curious detail is that Williams dominance in her sport is so absurd that her status as an Olympic icon is neglected. A review is in order:Tennis was part of the original Summer Olympics in 1896 but was dropped after the 1924 Games. It was finally reinstated as a full medal sport in 1988. Serena and sister Venus rank among the most prolific Olympic medal winners in tennis, each with four gold -- one in singles and three as doubles partners. Only Kitty Godfree, who played in the early 1900s, won more (five).In terms of overall gold-medal production by all Olympians, the Williams sisters output seems modest. Theyre ranked -- with 33 other Olympians -- No. 155 all time. But consider how dizzying the scope of the Games is. Russias Anastasia Ermakova (synchronized swimming) and Henri Saint Cyr of Sweden (equestrian) each won the same number of gold medals as Serena or Venus. But so did towering historical figure Jesse Owens.If Serena -- or Venus, for that matter -- leaves Rio with two gold medals, she would vault to around No. 30 on the list of all-time gold-medal producers. The sisters are 14-0 in Grand Slam doubles finals, and theyre going into Rio as Wimbledon champs. The future is glittering. A gold in doubles would put both of them alongside legendary speedskater Eric Heiden, whos among the top 70 Olympians of all time in the record books.And then theres singles:Venus is in the middle of a remarkable resurgence. Seeded No. 8 at Wimbledon, she made the semifinals and spoke about not wanting to go to Rio de Janeiro rusty. She should not fear that for herself or Serena. Venus went on to make the final at Stanford a couple of weeks ago. Serena hasnt played since Wimbledon, but she won singles and doubles at Wimbledon and has done all the prep work she needs for these Games.The Williamses are experts at straining credulity. So heres an Olympic-quality mind-bender: Serena has 22 majors to Venus seven, but if either sister wins gold in singles, she will be the undisputed all-time Olympic tennis champion.As effectively as Venus is playing, the odds still favor Serena. Officially, no woman has won two gold medals in singles. Graf won her gold medal in singles in Seoul, Korea, in 1988. She also won the gold in singles in Los Angeles in 1984, but at those Games, tennis was still a demonstration sport trying to earn its way back in. The results are not part of the official record.Maybe that didnt make winning a gold medal any easier for Graf, but the rules are the rules. But its funny how, no matter where she turns, Serena just cant get away from the legacy of Graf.Blues Jerseys China. -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. St.Louis Blues Store. LeBron James and Chris Bosh didnt need any more. Williams scored 11 points in 10 minutes, Alan Anderson scored 17 points, and the Brooklyn Nets finished the exhibition season with a 108-87 win over the Miami Heat on Friday night. www.cheapblues.com/ /a>. How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. Blues Jerseys 2020. -- Aldon Smith believes he is on the path to being sober for good. Wholesale Blues Jerseys. 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan expressed optimism Saturday that wide receiver Percy Harvin will be able to play Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks despite spending the past year away from football.I feel good about Percy, Ryan said. I didnt say well play him 50 snaps, but I will play him... I think we can play him some, I do. He looks good out there. The conditioning part of it and doing the football-specific things are obviously not to where he would be if he was here the whole time, but I think he can help us.The Bills signed Harvin on Tuesday, luring him out of a six-month retirement. Harvin, 28, has not played since Week 5 of last season, before the Bills placed him on injured reserve because of lingering hip and knee injuries.Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Bills general manager Doug Whaley did not rule out the possibility of Harvin making his season debut Monday night but indicated the team could use its bye week after the Seahawks game in order to get Harvin re-acclimated to the NFL.Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was also hesitant about playing Harvin after only three practices this week.Im going to wait until the end of the week to evaluate that and see how were going to use him, and if were going to use him, Lynn said Friday. The guys been out of football for a year, comes back, pracctices for two or three day and then [goes and plays] in an NFL game.dddddddddddd Thats asking a whole lot.Injuries have depleted the Bills receiving corps in recent weeks. Robert Woods remained limited in practice this week with a foot injury and Brandon Tate was ruled out Saturday because of a concussion. Marquise Goodwin, who did not play in last Sundays loss to the New England Patriots because of a concussion, is expected to play Monday night.Top receiver Sammy Watkins remains on injured reserve and is eligible to return to practice next Friday, although the Bills are not expected to practice because of their bye week. He can play as soon as the Bills Nov. 27 game against Jacksonville.Thats the big one, Ryan said Saturday of Watkins. I have no idea if hell be ready or not, but thats the one were hoping for.In addition to Harvin, Ryan confirmed Saturday that he is confident running back LeSean McCoy will be able to play Monday night after sitting out last week because of a hamstring injury. McCoy is listed as questionable on the injury report and was limited in each practice this week.The Bills ruled out defensive linemen Marcell Dareus (groin) and Corbin Bryant (shoulder) for Mondays game.Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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