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Merlisa Lawrence Corbett is an award-winning journalist and author who writes about tennis, sports in society, home and garden, small business and general interests. 

She is a former tennis columnist for Bleacher Report and reporter for Sports Illustrated. She also covered sports for the Pittsburgh Press, Staten Island Advance, Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times.

Lawrence Corbett wrote the foreword for Arthur Ashe Jr’s. “A Hard Road To Glory: A History Of The African American Athlete: Track and Field.”

Her articles have also appeared in USA Today, Ebony, the Washington Examiner, Essence, Capitol File and Black Enterprise magazines.


She graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in journalism.

Currently a contributor to The Guardian, AARP, Apartment Therapy and USA Today. 

Lawrence Corbett is a board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and a member of the United States Tennis Association. 

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