History made. Sloane Stephens edging out Venus Williams and Madison Keys blasting CoCo Vandeweghe in their respective US Open semifinal matchups yesterday paved the way for the first Grand Slam final between two Black women since the Williams sisters.
And people are beyond hyped up for the #BlackGirlMagic US Open championship match tomorrow afternoon in Flushing, New York.
Check out some of these priceless reactions.
This is going to be a Final to remember.
Deal with it, for real!
Yes, in a January 2015 New York Times article, Keys, now 22, said, "I don’t really identify myself as white or African-American. I’m just me. I’m Madison.” However, as one Twitter user pointed out, that doesn't negate what she is.
True, indeed. Stephens had foot surgery to repair a stress fracture in January and lost in straight sets in first-round action at Wimbledon earlier this summer. And now she's in the US Open Final! If that's not #BlackGirlMagic, we don't know what is.
How dope is that?
But who's taking tennis's final Grand Slam tournament of the year?
(Photo from left: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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