Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: HOME ON THE RANGE | US Open inspires the Next Generation

How often at night, when the heavens are bright | With the light of the glittering stars | Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed | If their glory exceeds this of ours — Dr. Brewster M. Higley, “My Western Home.”

Diversity & Inclusion in Sports: HOME ON THE RANGE | 2017 US Open Tennis Championships inspires the Next Generation

The United States hosted the fourth Grand Slam on the global tennis community’s calendar, finishing with four Americans — Venus Williams, Colleen “CoCo” Vandeweghe, Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens — fighting on their home turf for the opportunity to earn the title of 2017 US Open Women’s Singles Champion.

Like the Lone Ranger, who was the only survivor of a group of six Texas Rangers, Stephens — the “Sloane Ranger“ — emerged the victor of this year’s US Open Tennis Championships.

With the historical implications of her win (seen and unseen) and showing in what was a historical sporting spectacle, the Florida native with the support of her team including mother, Sybil Smith, and coach Kamau Murray, has increased her “range” and is poised to lead the troops operating on American tennis’ terrain.

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