I really wanted to call everyone's attention to this if they haven't seen it already. It's what I believe what competitive sports are all about. No fluff or puff if needed to express moments like these. 15 year old, Cori "Coco" Gauff, beat Venus Williams 6 to 4 in the first round of ladies singles at Wimbledon, which is a feat in itself. What I find the most notable to point out, Gauff honestly said that if it wasn't for Venus and her sister, she wouldn't be there in the first place. It's a sort of passing of the torch moment - an age old story of the childhood hero becoming the ultimate challenge to prove oneself to the rest of the world. This young lady played her heart out, and Venus truly made her earn every point for the win.
I truly love it when magic like this happens. It almost makes you forget the corporate/political hoopla that we see so much of in sports these days. Can anyone else think of similar moments like these in other sports? It sort of reminds me of a much less violent version of the final fight scene between Glatt and Rhea in the movie Goon.