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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 »

September 9th, 2016

Serena Williams: I Wasn’t 100%, But Pliskova Played Well, She Deserved To Win

Serena Williams talks about losing in the semifinals at the US Open and losing her No. 1 ranking.

Posted by Staff @ 12:25 am in US Open | 3 Comments »

September 9th, 2016

Pliskova Upsets Serena Williams, Kerber to Assume No. 1 Rank After US Open Semis Shocker

Angelique Kerber became the new WTA No. 1 Thursday night at the US Open.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:17 am in US Open | 6 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Serena Outlasts Halep; Blockbuster Women’s Semis Thursday at US Open

Serena in her on-court interview played off the pressure of Pliskova standing between her and a blockbuster final against Kerber.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 11:42 pm in Tennis, US Open | 14 Comments »

September 7th, 2016

Kerber Punches the Clock Tues., Now Serena’s Turn Wed. in Race for No. 1 at US Open

“I think the key of the match was the first set,” said Kerber, broken three times in the first set, and breaking it down for any media members that couldn’t read the scoreline. “I think in the second set, what I did good [was] that I played the first few games really tough so that I was up 3-0 very fast. Then I could continue my good play, yeah, in the next few games.”

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 12:16 am in Tennis, US Open | 9 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Serena Williams Now Has More Grand Slam Match Wins Than Roger Federer

Another milestone for Serena Williams.

Posted by Tom Gainey @ 12:42 pm in Charts, US Open | 2 Comments »

September 6th, 2016

Serena Joined by Break-Out Stars Pliskova, Konjuh in US Open Quarters

In the quarters Serena will face a familiar nemesis, No. 5 seed Simona Halep, who worked past Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-2, 7-5.

Posted by Staff @ 12:55 am in Tennis, US Open | 4 Comments »