This image of Coco Gauff during the recent 2023 US Open Women's final highlights her intense athleticism as well as a creativity which allowed her to capture the year's US Open title and her first, though most certainly not last, Grand Slam title. It was hard not to feel the ushering in of a new era and generation with her victory, and the slow and steady approach to building her game and more importantly, her development as a whole person since she arrived on the seen at age 14 five years ago, is clearly starting to pay dividends.
Coco Gauff, 2023 US Open Women's Final
Coco Gauff's victory in the 2023 US Open final marked the coming of age of this young star in what will likely be the first of many more grand slam titles. It was a heartfelt and well deserved come from behind victory. Here is the joyful moment of exultation, amazement and relief upon winning match point.
Serena Williams at Wimbledon, 2018
Serena Williams' intensity on court has always been evident in the ferocity of her game. Here at Wimbledon in 2018 and in the later stages of her career, the bright late afternoon sun and thoughtful moment combined to reflect that same intensity on a face which has seen and weathered countless epic battles and duels.
Michael Jordan at Madison Square Garden, 1989
To see Michael Jordan play in person, as anyone who has had the privilege will tell you, is to be awe struck and amazed at the athletic prowess and skills of this once in a century athlete. Often defying the laws of gravity and rules which govern most mere mortals, Jordan's explosive competitiveness, ability to rise to any challenge or situation, create in the moment, transcend limitations and literally often seem to suspend in mid flight were breathtaking to behold. The name "Air Jordan" was aptly chosen. Here against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in 1989, he soars above both teammates and flat footed defenders to dunk with characteristic swagger and signature extension of his tongue.
Michael Phelps competing in the London Olympics
The most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time, with 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps is seen here competing in the Men's 200 meter Butterfly during the London Olympics in 2012. Phelps' large torso and small legs are the ideal proportions for a swimmer, and when he emerges from beneath the water in the explosive bursts characteristic of the butterfly, it appears almost as if a nuclear submarine is surfacing. Powerful, focused and determined, Phelps' abilities in the pool have already assured him of a certain athletic immortality. In recent years he has turned his attention to the human deficit such single minded pursuit often leaves, often speaking about depression amongst athletes, the need for whole human development and interconnection. He has famously said that when he looked in the mirror, he saw a swimmer and not a person. The realization and his own bouts with depression lead him on a journey of self discovery and wholeness and to advocacy work related to mental health.
Bjorn Borg celebrating his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title
Bjorn Borg drops to his knees in exultation and release after his epic 1980 duel with John McEnroe to capture his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. Considered one of the two greatest tennis matches ever played, and famed for its 20 minute fourth set tiebreaker in which the result hung in the balance, the match also marked the beginning of the end of Borg's legendary career. The following year he would lose to McEnroe in a rematch at Wimbledon and later that summer after another rematch at the US Open, he was gone from the game in a surprise retirement, which brought their rivalry to an end. But for those who were lucky enough to be there on that warm July afternoon in 1980, his performance in this final -- embodying his storied powers of concentration, sheer will and icey determination to win -- will long be remembered.
Roger Federer on Centre Court at Wimbledon
The pristine lawn of Centre Court at Wimbledon through most of the 2000's has felt like Roger Federer's home. His presence when on this most hallowed ground, can be felt like an aura and a force when he sets foot there, and his eight Wimbledon titles still the most by any male player. Here he serves on this legendary court in 2018.
Roger Federer serving on Centre Court at Wimbledon
Yacht race during Pan American Games, Lake Michigan
View of Manhattan Island as seen from the Rockaway
View of Manhattan as seen from the Rockaways, New York City
Torvill and Dean gold medal performance of Bolero at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo
Empire State and Rainbow
Empire State Building Series
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