ON THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY:
-In 2001, on September 9th, at the young age of 20, Venus Williams beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 in the first Grand Slam final between sisters in 117 years, at the 121st Women’s U.S Open. “If I was the younger sister, maybe I'd feel more joyful," Venus said. "I don't exactly feel like I've won. If I was playing a different opponent, I'd probably be a lot more joyful, but I'm happy to have won the U.S. Open again.” Click here to watch the video.
In September 1978, former Japanese national team captain and FIFA World Player of the Year Homare Sawa was born. At the young age of 13, Homare started her footballing career with L.League champions Yomiuri Beleza, making 13 appearances for them in 1991. In the span of ten seasons, she scored an impressive amount of 79 goals in 136 appearances while winning league titles. (1991-3) She then went on to receive her first call-up to the Japanese national team in 1993 and helped them make it to the quarterfinals in the 1995 Women’s World Cup. Fast forward to 2011, Homare managed to win the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Award.
To watch Homare’s historic flick for Japan against the United States at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011, click here