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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 …

Serena Williams eliminated from Olympic tennis tournament

Not until the crowd at the Olympic Tennis Centre roared in shock and Serena Williams approached the net to concede did Elina Svitolina allow herself to believe she had beaten …

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic head entry lists for US Open

Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic head the direct entry lists for this year’s U.S. Open.

Rafael Nadal on final entry list for Rio Olympics

Rafael Nadal is on the final entry list for the Rio Olympics.

Serena Williams tops Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon, ties Steffi Graf’s Slam mark

Serena Williams insisted she was not focused on No. 22.

Angelique Kerber, Serena Williams meet in rematch of Australian Open final

Before looking ahead to the Wimbledon final between Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber on Saturday, take a moment to look back at the American’s second-round match last week.

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.