Stories tagged: Serena Williams
Sat., Jan. 30, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Kerber beats Williams for her 1st Grand Slam title
MELBOURNE, Australia – After all the advice that Steffi Graf gave her, Angelique Kerber was able to return a favor to the retired champion on Saturday. Graf’s record of 22 …
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 8:17 p.m.
Australian Open: Williams closing in on Graf’s mark
Serena Williams is one match away from tying Graf’s Open era record of 22 Grand Slam titles.
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016, 9:35 p.m.
Serena Williams within one win of 7th Australian Open title
Serena Williams provided another reminder of her dominance in women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the Australian Open semifinals against Agnieszka Radwanska, who is soon to move to …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Serena Williams beats Sharapova, reaches Aussie Open semis
Serena Williams attacked Maria Sharapova’s strength and it helped extend her complete domination of their rivalry, earning the six-time Australian Open champion a place in the semifinals.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 8:55 p.m.
Bright start: Serena Williams advances at Australian Open
Serena Williams made a bright start to her Australian Open title defense, holding up one finger and twirling in her neon yellow two-piece outfit to mark victory No. 1 after …
Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams: Tennis, fashion, and pre-med classes
NEW YORK – Serena Williams is the top tennis player in the world and an emerging fashion designer. But she still needs something to do in that down time between …
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015, midnight
Paul Newberry: Serena Williams’ exit left everybody shocked
No one saw this coming. Not with Serena Williams so close to tennis’ grandest of feats, to one of the greatest achievements in any sport, on her home court at …
Wed., Sept. 9, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams beats Venus at US Open to extend Slam bid
NEW YORK – For stretches of the 27th edition of Williams vs. Williams, Venus gave Serena all she could handle. And when Serena took control down the stretch to emerge …
Mon., Sept. 7, 2015, midnight
Williams sisters will meet in quarterfinals at U.S. Open
NEW YORK – No need for any extra practice for Serena Williams after this performance. Plus, it’s not as if she needs to study too hard to figure out how …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams pushed to limit in U.S. Open victory
NEW YORK – Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as …
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015, midnight
NEW YORK – Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete the Grand Slam became a lot …
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015, midnight
In brief: Serena Williams works hard to win tuneup for U.S. Open
Tennis: Serena Williams pumped her fist after each important point and screamed as she smacked another emphatic shot. The defending Cincinnati champion wasn’t going to ease into the tournament. Williams …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams falls in Toronto semifinals
Top-ranked Serena Williams stumbled in the Rogers Cup tennis semifinals in Toronto on Saturday night, falling 6-3, 5-7, 4-6 to Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic. The winner of the first three …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015, midnight
In brief: No surprise! Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup in Toronto.
TENNIS: Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarterfinals Thursday night, beating 16th-seeded Andrea Petkovic of Germany 6-3, 6-2 in Toronto. “I think I served better,” Williams said. “It …
Tue., July 21, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams will skip World Team Tennis
With the Grand Slam in sight, Serena Williams is not going to risk playing World Team Tennis. Williams originally was slated to play for the Washington Kastles on Monday and …
Fri., July 17, 2015, midnight
In brief: Serena Williams out of Swedish Open with injury
TENNIS: Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday. Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in …
Sat., July 11, 2015, 8:23 p.m.
Serena Williams holds all 4 major championships
Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday.
Fri., July 10, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams cruises into eighth Wimbledon final
LONDON – Serena Williams is one win away from another Grand Slam milestone. The top-ranked Williams maintained her 11-year dominance over Maria Sharapova, beating the Russian 6-2, 6-4 on Thursday …
Thu., July 9, 2015, midnight
Maria Sharapova tries to end Serena Williams’ streak in Wimbledon semifinals
LONDON – Now it’s Maria Sharapova’s turn at Wimbledon to try to put an end to Serena Williams’ bid for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam – and …
Wed., July 8, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams gets past Victoria Azarenka at Wimbledon; Sharapova next
LONDON – Even as Serena Williams piled up aces and groundstroke winners from all angles, even as she stormed through seven games in a row and 10 of the last …
Tue., July 7, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams easily handles her little sister to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals
LONDON – Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, …
Sat., July 4, 2015, midnight
Wimbledon: 2 points from loss, Serena Williams wins; sister Venus next
LONDON – Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd. Twice, Williams was oh-so-close …
Mon., June 29, 2015, midnight
Williams says she doesn’t feel any pressure, yet
LONDON – While tennis fans everywhere anxiously wait to see if Serena Williams can take the third step toward a true Grand Slam, the 20-time major winner said she will …
Thu., June 25, 2015, midnight
Newsmakers: Two-time champion Rafael Nadal seeded 10th at Wimbledon
Seeded Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded No. 10 for the grass-court Grand Slam, meaning he could face one of the top contenders as early as the fourth …
Mon., June 8, 2015, midnight
Williams calls win among her best
PARIS – When someone has won as many significant matches and titles as Serena Williams – her Grand Slam trophy count now stands at 20 – it can be hard …
Sun., June 7, 2015, midnight
Serena Williams wins French Open for third time
PARIS – What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams. After going up by a set and two breaks in the French Open final Saturday, …
Fri., June 5, 2015, midnight
French Open: Ill Serena Williams comes back again to reach final
PARIS – At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult. With the temperature nearing …
Thu., June 4, 2015, midnight
Novak Djokovic beats 9-time French Open champ Rafael Nadal in quarters
PARIS – There was no trophy, and no title, on offer for Novak Djokovic at Court Philippe Chatrier. Perhaps there should have been, considering what he accomplished.
Sun., May 31, 2015, midnight
No. 1 Serena Williams edges Victoria Azarenka in French Open’s 3rd round
At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion was putting shots right where …
Mon., April 20, 2015, midnight
In brief: Serena Williams beats Errani in clay tuneup
Tennis: Serena Williams thought she was ready for the clay-court season. As it turns out, the top-ranked player still has a long way to go toward finding the form that …