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Best of 2013: Razz and Jazz Sports Top Stories of 2013

Best of 2013: Top Five Posts on Razz and Jazz Sports What do Beyonce, the Harlem Jets, Nelson Mandela, Floyd Money Mayweather, Jr., Sloane Stephens, and Serena Williams have it common? They all were featured in articles that made the … Continue reading

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Serena Defeats Sloane, James Blake Retires by Derrel Jazz Johnson

[/caption] For the first eight games of their epic battle Sunday afternoon inside Arthur Ashe Stadium at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in the fourth round of the 2013 US Open Championships, the match between Serena Williams and Sloane … Continue reading

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The First Lady and the First Lady of Tennis Kick Off the 2013 US Open by Marc “Razz” Rasbury

I have had the good fortune of covering the US Open for more than a decade and this year’s opening weekend festivities have never been so compelling. Starting with Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day to the opening night’s final point, fans … Continue reading

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Althea Gibson: She Came Before the Williams Sisters By Marc “Razz” Rasbury

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how Sloane Stephens burst onto the tennis scene with her thrilling quarterfinals upset of her hero Serena Williams during the Australian Open. For many like Stephens, the Williams Sisters, Venus and Serena, … Continue reading

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Sloane Has Next by Marc “Razz” Rasbury

Perhaps lost in the hoopla of Super Bowl hysteria, a significant event took place in the world of sports last week. Sloane Stephens catapulted herself into the upper ranks of the women’s tennis world by defeating Serena Williams in the … Continue reading

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Sloane Shocks Serena: Passing of the Torch? by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

American teenager Sloane Stephens notched the biggest victory of her career when she defeated fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to advance to the semi finals of the Australian Open. The two met for the first … Continue reading

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Serena Williams Steamrolls the Competition at the US Open by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Serena Williams has been playing some of the best tennis of her career over the last three months. Williams won Wimbledon in July and a few weeks later won the gold medal in Women’s Singles at the 2012 London Olympics. … Continue reading

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