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As Serena Williams returns, Venus says her game hasn’t left

Venus Williams gave a scouting report on her warmup partner that sounded the same as always.


Serena Williams loses in doubles, US advances in Fed Cup

In Serena Williams’ first competition since giving birth five months ago, she and sister Venus lost 6-2, 6-3 to Lesley Kerkhove and Demi Schuurs of the Netherlands in a Fed …


Serena Williams returns, Fed Cup ‘start of a long process’

Tennis fans anxiously awaiting Serena Williams’ return to competitive tennis will have to wait one more day. She won’t be playing in either of Saturday’s Fed Cup singles matches as …


Serena Williams says she had health scare after baby’s birth

Serena Williams tells Vogue magazine that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter. Williams says she developed several small blood clots in her lungs …


Serena Williams, Andy Murray withdraw from Australian Open

Defending champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open, saying she is not ready to return to tournament tennis.


Serena Williams to play 1st competition since giving birth

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – Serena Williams is returning to competition with an exhibition match Saturday in Abu Dhabi against French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Williams has not competed …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 7:23 p.m.

Serena Williams could be back to defend Australian title

Australian Open officials are hopeful Serena Williams will make her competitive comeback to tennis next January to defend the title at Melbourne Park.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 3:12 p.m.

Kim Kardashian recounts ‘legendary’ karaoke session with Barack Obama

Karaoke isn’t exactly Kim Kardashian’s go-to pastime – in fact, she’s only attended a singalong session once, and she was too nervous to grab the mic herself. But maybe that’s …


Serena’s latest shot: pregnant and nude on magazine cover

The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her right arm covering her breasts and her pregnant stomach prominently on display. The magazine unveiled the cover Tuesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017, 9:37 a.m.

Serena’s latest shot: pregnant and nude on magazine cover

Serena Williams is showing off her pregnancy with a nude photo on the cover of the August issue of Vanity Fair. The tennis superstar is seen in profile with her …


John McEnroe: If Serena Williams played the men’s circuit, she’d rank ‘like 700’

Retired tennis great John McEnroe describes Serena Williams as the best female tennis player in the world in his new memoir, “But Seriously,” but during a Sunday interview with NPR’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

It’s a girl? Serena Williams lauds baby gender ‘surprise’

Serena Williams wants everyone to slow down with all of that “It’s a girl!” talk prompted by sister Venus. The pregnant tennis star sent out a tweet to “clarify what …


Ilie Nastase responds to backlash about Serena Williams comments

Ilie Nastase has responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst. He says his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were “spontaneous” and …


Serena Williams at No. 1, despite not playing since January

Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January – and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off …


Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

A spokeswoman for Serena Williams confirms that the tennis player is pregnant. Williams posted a selfie on Snapchat with the caption ‘20 weeks.’ Williams is 35 and announced her engagement …


Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins on Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world’s top-ranked women’s player.


23: Serena Williams sets major record with win over Venus

Serena won the all-Williams final, the ninth in Grand Slam history and the second in Australia, 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday night. With her record seventh Australian Open title, Serena moved …


Serena Williams, Lucic-Baroni win at throwback Australian Open

Serena Williams reached her 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal, and kept her bid alive for a record 23rd major title, with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Johanna Konta at the …


Serena Williams into Australian Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams scrapped her way into the quarterfinals at the Australian Open, working around a misfiring serve and a rash of unforced errors to beat Barbora Strycova as the heat …


Frustrated Serena Williams loses in 2nd round at Auckland

Serena Williams lost her second-round match Wednesday at the ASB Classic and the 22-time Grand Slam singles champion, frustrated by swirling winds, didn’t leave quietly. “At least I can get …


Serena Williams wins opener in Auckland after 4-month layoff

Serena Williams ended four months on the sideline with flashes of form and occasional bouts of frustration in a 6-3, 6-4 win over Pauline Parmentier on Tuesday in the first …


Beyonce, Kaepernick, Hart among Ebony Power 100 honorees

Beyonce, Serena Williams, Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Hart are among 100 black leaders being recognized by Ebony magazine.


Serena Williams out of WTA Finals, citing injured shoulder

Serena Williams will miss the season-ending WTA Finals for the second year in a row, citing a right shoulder injury.


Digest: Serena Williams loses to Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open semifinal for 2nd year in row

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams’ bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals.


In brief: Venus Williams exits, but sister Serena moves on at U.S. Open

Venus Williams went from down and out to a point from victory, then back again. In the end, she couldn’t quite get past a woman a dozen years younger and …


Digest: Serena Williams ties Open-era mark with 306 wins

Looking rather displeased with herself at times, Serena Williams still managed to tie Martina Navratilova’s professional-era women’s record with her 306th career victory in Grand Slam matches on Thursday in …


U.S. Open top seeds Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic coming off injuries

Serena Williams is “starting to feel a little better.” Novak Djokovic is “getting there.”


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Serena Williams tries to hold onto No. 1 in Cincinnati

Defending champion Serena Williams initially opted to skip Cincinnati, figuring she’d be just finishing up in Rio de Janeiro. An early upset changed her plans and got her back in …