Victoria Duval, Tennis Champion: THE JOY OF HAITI

the joy of Haiti
WE WON!!!
Haiti
walks
proud as
a folded
peacock.
She
spreads
her wings
embracing
persons, places and things
least expected.
“Here’s to Haiti”
in all her splendor
a meek girl champion
she surrenders.
Victoria Duval
stood tall
and
answered
the call.
Once battered and torn
Haiti now shouts
“WE WON!!! WE WON!!!
(Mentored by the likes of Billie Jean King, Victoria Duval a meek and unassuming 17 year old Haitian American tennis player pulled out an inspirational upset at the US OPEN first round matches against Australian’s Samantha Stosur. In spite of having been a hostage victim of an armed robbery and having family members who were devastatingly effected in the 2010 earthquake she has blossomed from personal adversity to becoming an internationally admired champion.  Her motto:  “HAVE FUN”.  She is truly a child at heart but a warrior on the tennis courts.)


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