Even whites who claim to admire Venus and Serena Williams tend to harbor ill feelings about the tennis stars' reputed penchants for arrogance and cockiness. Outside of the National Tennis Center during the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow on the September evening of Venus's greatest athletic triumph, the polite put-downs of the courtside claques were being rendered in naked perspective by Glory Halle, a self-described "new millennium sidewalk artist" with a white-supremacist jones for Venus and Serena. Halle was applying the finishing touches to a caricature depicting the sisters running a gauntlet of white fans "having a shit fit." In Halle's drawing of an imaginary doubles competition, the angry fans are hurling "some kind of dung" at the top-ranking pretenders after they have trounced Martina Hingis, ranked No. 1 in the world, and second-ranked Lindsay Davenport, with their "thundering strength and... More >>>
By illustration: The Dynamic Duo Studio
Venus and Serena just seem out of place in the lily-white world of professional tennis.