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No all-Williams final at Wimbledon after Angelique Kerber stops Venus

Instead of the ninth all-Williams final at a Grand Slam tournament, there will be a rematch of another sort to determine the title at Wimbledon.


Open-and-shut case for Serena Williams at Wimbledon

It was raining, ever so slightly, and her Wimbledon fourth-round match was slipping away, ever so slightly, when Serena Williams stumbled as she ran to the net, winding up seated …


In Brief: Serena Williams avoids early exit at Wimbledon

Down a break in the final set and one point away from falling behind 3-0, Serena Williams refused to buckle on Centre Court.


Defending champ Serena Williams at Wimbledon ready to play

Top-ranked Serena Williams hasn’t won a Grand Slam since Wimbledon a year ago, but the 21-time major champion appeared confident about her chances of retaining the title on the eve …


Garbine Muguruza’s first Grand Slam title denies Serena Williams her 22nd at French Open

The day before the French Open final, Serena Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, was discussing whether his player would need to lift her level to beat Garbine Muguruza and collect a …


Serena Williams pulls out tough French Open quarterfinal win

Serena Williams’ chest was heaving between points. Her footwork wasn’t quite right. Miscue followed miscue, until she was a set and a break down in the French Open quarterfinals.


In Brief: Thunder rally past Spurs for 3-2 series lead

Russell Westbrook had 35 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-91 on Tuesday night, …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Serena breezes

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


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 …


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 …