At the beginning of the 2020 Australian Open tennis tournament, Rajeev Ram held a streak he was elated to see broken at the end. Ram had competed in 57 ATP major men’s doubles tournaments without ever making it to a final. In his 58th event, he and Britain’s Joe Salisbury not only reached the final … More For Rajeev Ram, the 58th time is a charm!
Serena’s early exit. Coco’s big win. Another Sloane slump. Or Donald Young’s plunge into obscurity. Any one of those storylines could have been suitable for a blog on the 2020 Australian Open from a black perspective. But I chose to focus on Taylor Townsend, a 23-year-old Chicago-born lefty, who reached the second round of the … More Taylor Townsend finding her groove