The Jay Graves Report

Serena Williams winnin’ the Australian Open is more than tennis bruh! “Dreamin'”

"Serena Puttin' in work!"

When boyz talk about somebody bein’ the GOAT in a particular sport there can’t be any subjective foolishness goin’ on.  Team sports like basketball and football muddy the waters because there are so many factors that cause a boy to succeed or fail at any particular time. Teammates play a critical factor in a person’s success. So it’s hard to give a boy the GOAT status when so many factors are at play.

However, when it comes to individual sports it’s cut and dry playboy! There’s no question that Michael Phelps is the greatest swimmer of all-time! No question that Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter of all-time! And there’s no question that Serena Williams is the greatest women’s tennis player of all-time!

Here’s some clown hollerin’ from the back of the room, “Why she gotta be the greatest women’s tennis player of all-time an not the greatest tennis player of all-time?” 

Well playa…there’s something that’s called DNA! Estrogen vs. Testosterone! Why don’t you look that up and holler at me when you understand what those are and let me finish writin’ this crazy Hot Joint.

On Saturday mornin’ ole girl showed up in Melbourne, Australia and beat her big sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 to win the Australian Open for the seventh time. She’s won that joint now twice in the past three years bruh. With this win she’s won her 23rd major title breakin’ the record that she held with Steffi Graf on number of major won. That’s NUTS!!!

Now she’s just one Grand Slam Championship behind the all-time leader, Margaret Court, who owns 24 titles in the Open and amateur eras.

Serena is the GOAT because of the way she’s dominated the game! Nobody has every destroyed the game the way she has bruh. With this win she’ll regain the No.1 ranking in the world and next week she’ll be at the top of the leader board for the 310th time!! Say it with me playa, “THAT’S NUTS!!!!”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! What’s so crazy is that she played her big sister for all of the marbles!! Don’t get it twisted, these are two black girls from the ghetto killin’ the game of tennis like this!! They’re from Compton!! That’s not a sport that cats from the ghetto even think about playin’ and they’ve taken over the joint.

So when we talk about influence on our little girls and opeinin’ up more opportunities for them they’ve done that. Boyz in the black community are just as proud of Venus as we are Serena this mornin’. Why? Because our little girls saw two women that look like them succeedin’ on the highest stage of their profession.

All we ever wanted was an opportunity to participate at the table in whatever field we choose. Seein’ duns that look like us put in work is all our kids need. That’s the boost of confidence they need to fulfill their dreams whatever they are.

A few weeks ago my baby girl who is 13 years old got a chance to see the movie Hidden Figures with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. More than 300 black women and girls loaded up three theaters to see that film. It was necessary for the confidence of our little black girls to grow. Now it’s even cool to be smart and good at math! This is not a game! When people see themselves succeedin’ they can dream bigger dreams.

Congrats Serena and Venus because you mean the world to us because of your courage, strength and your ability to keep winnin’. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

 The caption under the photo is REAL talk!