It has become an all too familiar sight for tennis fans in recent years: Serena Williams braving unfortunate setbacks to incredibly emerge victorious in the end. It is a narrative that fans have seen play out in the 33-year-old American’s illustrious professional career and one that came into play again as she won her 20th grand slam title in Paris, France on Saturday, defeating world number 13 Lucie Safarova6-3,6-7(2-7),6-2 in the French Open.
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Sports undoubtedly have it all: glam, gloom, pure unrivaled entertainment value and thrilling memories to cherish for generations. To lift the gloom of the last article about sport tragedies, here are some of the most memorable quotes that have been uttered in the crazy world of sports, and they range from the most hilarious, boastful, and to the most downright bizarre.
Sports have undoubtedly emerged as a very prominent feature of the collective culture of human beings on a global scale. It is a form of competitive physical (and sometimes, not physical) activity which also provides entertainment for participants and spectators alike. The ancient Egyptians are known to have developed swimming and fishing as sports thousands of years ago. Ancient Persia is also regarded as the origin of polo and jousting. Sports was so ingrained in the culture of the ancient Greeks that they went ahead and created the Olympic Games, a worldwide sporting event that still takes place every four years.
There’s simply no news like bad news. Despi te our innate desires for uplifting pieces of news, bad newshappen to get more widespread coverage. The media is prone to selling more bad news than good news, because people are more interested in them. The world of sports itself is not immune to the evil cloud of bad press; and over very many decades, there have been a lot of controversial moments that have turned it upside down and entertained the world in equal measure. Here are some of the most interesting controversies that have dragged the world of sports through the mud.