People Are Thrilled By The #BlackGirlMagic Of Venus Williams And Sloane Stephens In The US Open

Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens

People Are Thrilled By The #BlackGirlMagic Of Venus Williams And Sloane Stephens In The US Open

The tennis stars will meet in Thursday's semifinal round.

Published September 6, 2017

Can you say #BlackGirlMagic at the U.S. Open?

That's exactly what we'll be treated to Thursday when Venus Williams faces Sloane Stephens in the semifinal round of the prestigious tennis tournament in Flushing, New York.

In the absence of sister Serena Williams, who is on maternity leave after delivering her baby girl Friday, Venus, 37, will look to get one step closer to winning her third career U.S. Open crown as part of her legendary career.

Meanwhile, it has been a long climb to tennis's forefront for the 24-year-old Stephens, who had foot surgery to repair a stress fracture in January and lost in straight sets in first-round action at Wimbledon earlier this summer. Yet, she has managed to be two wins away from winning the U.S. Open herself.

Regardless of who wins tomorrow, though, the #BlackGirlMagic will be live and in full effect. And people can't wait.

  1. The first thing that hit people upon learning that one of the US Open's semifinal matches was the double dose of #BlackGirlMagic...

    We can and we will.

  2. and Just like that, people can't wait for Venus and Sloane to take the court tomorrow

    It's going to be lit!

  3. And regardless who wins ...

    Yes!

  4. Don't Forget about Madison Keys

    If Madison Keys, who is both African-American and white, can win her quarterfinal match tonight, she will find herself in the other Open semifinal match. That means more #BlackGirlMagic.

  5. People have Venus and Sloane fever, even if they're unsure of who to root for

    Either way, it's going to be something special.

Written by BET Staff

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