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January 17th, 2017

Serena Williams Conquers Bencic, Yips at Australian Open

Bencic held for 1-5. Serena dropped serve. Bencic held at love. Serena double faulted on match point before finally closing it out. Win one for the yipper.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 8:48 am in Australian Open | 9 Comments »

January 16th, 2017

Halep Halted, Women’s Upsets Abound on Day 1 at Australian Open

“I think she played a very high standard,” Halep said after the loss. “I had pain at my knee. For me, in the second set, it was difficult to move anymore, but she deserved to win. She was aggressive, and she hit very strong, the balls.”

Posted by Staff @ 8:07 am in Australian Open | 6 Comments »

January 15th, 2017

Serena Williams: 2016 Wasn’t A Great Season

Serena Williams resumes her chase of Steffi’s 23 Grand Slam titles.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:37 am in Australian Open | 4 Comments »

January 13th, 2017

Australian Open Women’s Preview: Serena, Kerber Not Sharp

Now we’re talking…Serena starts against a player who beat her last year on hardcourt, Belinda Bencic…(9) Konta is playing well, but starts against Flipkens, who has sliced- and diced-up many a seeded player….Petkovic starts against wild card Kayla Day, then will meet (16) Strycova…Serena vs. Konta to see who exits this quarter?

Posted by Staff @ 7:17 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

January 4th, 2017

Williams Sisters Out Of Auckland: Serena Loses To Brengle, Venus Withdraws With Arm Injury

Tough start to 2017 for the Williams sisters.

Posted by Staff @ 11:38 am in Auckland | 2 Comments »

January 4th, 2017

Serena Williams, Simona Halep Lose Early in WTA 1st Week

“You really have to go back to the drawing board, because it’s quite frankly unprofessional,” Williams said of her struggles in the wind. “Eighty-eight is way too many unforced errors. You can’t expect to win hitting that many errors.”

Posted by Staff @ 10:29 am in Tennis | 7 Comments »

January 1st, 2017

Serena Williams And Fiancee Alexis Ohanian Hit The Beach In Auckland [Video]

Serena Williams looking good at the beach.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:51 pm in Auckland, Videos | 10 Comments »

December 29th, 2016

Serena Williams Is Engaged To Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian

It’s wedding bells for Serena Williams!

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 2:58 pm in Romance | 13 Comments »

November 28th, 2016

Roger Federer, Serena Williams Among The Few Top Names Chasing Money At The IPTL

The IPTL isn’t what it used to be.

Posted by Staff @ 7:50 pm in Exhibitions | 43 Comments »

October 17th, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From WTA Finals, Gives Angelique Kerber Year-End No. 1 Ranking

For the second straight year Serena Williams won’t play the WTA Finals.

Posted by Staff @ 12:46 am in WTA Championships, Year-End No. 1 | 5 Comments »

October 4th, 2016

Serena Williams: Each Person Is Just As Important As The Next, Each Person Has A Voice

Fader Magazine published a lengthy Q&A cover story with Serena Williams.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 3:58 pm in Videos | 1 Comment »

September 23rd, 2016

No Serena, But No. 1 Kerber and 8 of Top 10 at Loaded WTA Wuhan

The Top 8 seeds receive opening-round byes in Wuhan, so Kerber will start against either American CoCo Vandeweghe or France’s Kristina Mladenovic. From there her difficult path will likely see No. 14 and Slam winner Petra Kvitova, then No. 7 Carla Suarez Navarro or No. 11 Johanna Konta, then likely No. 4 Simona Halep or No. 8 Madison Keys in the semifinals.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 9:37 pm in Tennis, Wuhan | 10 Comments »

September 23rd, 2016

Serena Williams Withdraws From WTA Asian Swing, Will She Play Again In 2016?

When will Serena Williams play again?

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Asia | Comments Off

September 19th, 2016

Serena Williams On A Horse In The Water?

Serena Williams took a well-deserved break from tennis.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 10:57 am in US Open | Comments Off

September 10th, 2016

Kerber, New No. 1, Secures Top Spot by Beating Pliskova in US Open Final

Kerber had wrapped-up the No. 1 ranking when Serena Williams lost in the semifinals, and then went 2-0 as the yet-unofficial No. 1 by winning her semifinal match and the final. The new WTA rankings will be released on Monday with Kerber in the top spot.

Posted by Staff @ 8:16 pm in Tennis, US Open | 11 Comments »