Tennis is no different to other sporting codes, and will be featured in the 2015 Pacific Games.
American Tennis Queens, Serena and Venus Williams, stood out as role models to like-minded tennis enthusiasts around the world.
Papua New Guinea is fortunate to have Myra Brown from the US office in Jakarta, and PNG Tennis ace Jacklyn Lahari, who spoke passionately about Tennis at the American Corner, National Library, in Port Moresby yesterday.
Tennis enthusiasts, like-minded people, and the PNG Olympic Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla, were fortunate to be part of the US Embassy, to commemorate Women’s History Month, from the 1st to 31st of this month.
The theme for this year’s women history month is ‘Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment’.
The American Embassy featured a documentary, screening ace center- court queen, Venus Williams.
The film shown, says all about struggling in the male dominated scene. The Americans, know about the swing and the swagger, but what most Americans don’t know about Venus Williams, is how she changed the course of Tennis.
Williams challenged the long-held practice of paying women tennis players, less than their male counterparts at Wimbledon.
Venus became the first women’s champion in 2007, at Wimbledon, to earn as much as the men’s singles winner Roger Federer.
Venus is now a living testimony for tennis enthusiasts, and PNG Tennis Sensation Jacklyn Lahari.
Jacklyn is part of the elite squad and she stood out well in the sport. Tennis is one of the 28 participating sports in the 2015 Pacific Games.
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