Google doodle honors tennis pioneer Althea Gibson

Google doodle honors tennis pioneer Althea Gibson

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On the 87th anniversary of her birth and the opening day of the tournament she won twice, Althea Gibson was honored in a special Google doodle that headlines the front page of the world’s most popular search engine. The animated doodle depicts Gibson hitting a forehand and overhead on a court with a baseline that spells “google.”

In honor of Gibson, FTW highlights five things to know about the tennis Hall of Famer.

1. She broke the color barrier at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.

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In 1950, three years after Jackie Robinson made his Major League Baseball debut, Gibson became the first African-American to play in the U.S. Open. Shewas accepted thanks, in part, to an editorial written by the four-time champion Alice Marble. ”If tennis is a game for ladies and gentlemen,” Marble wrote, ”it’s also time we acted a little more like gentle people and less like sanctimonious…

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Break Up with Your Mentor If It’s Time to Move On

Another great reblog from CPerky…Enjoy.

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A great mentor can do wonders for your career, but if you’ve reached the point where you’re no longer learning from him or the chemistry has fizzled, don’t prolong the relationship. In order to grow, it’s necessary to move on. Maybe your mentor’s skill doesn’t align with where your career is heading, or you just want a mentor who has more time to offer. Start the separation conversation by sharing your appreciation for all of his time and effort. Detail everything you’ve learned from him and explain how those skills will continue to help you. Be honest and transparent about why your future plans necessitate a shift, and frame it considerately: “Given my change in focus, I wonder if getting together regularly is the best use of your time.” Leave the door open for possible future collaborations, and offer any assistance to return the kindness and help he’s given you.

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