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Asada takes free skate title at Skate America

Figure skating: Japan’s Mao Asada beat American Ashley Wagner at Skate America in Detroit on Sunday. Asada, the leader going into the free skate, won despite a fall on her …


Williams beats Azarenka for 5th U.S. Open, 17th Slam

NEW YORK – Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling breeze and the strong play of Victoria …


Another slam for Serena

Facing her only test of the past two weeks, No. 1-seeded Serena Williams overcame No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for her fifth U.S. Open championship. …


Serena captures 53rd WTA title of career

Tennis: Serena Williams beat Johanna Larsson 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Swedish Open in Bastad, Sweden, on Sunday, for her 53rd WTA title. The 24-year-old Swede broke to …


Serena Williams offers apology

Serena Williams’ recent verbal shots have been as fierce as any she has unleashed on the court. In the same profile in Rolling Stone magazine in which she seemed to …


Serena Williams enjoys gratifiying victory

PARIS – Serena Williams knew, of course, that 11 years had passed since her only French Open championship. She also knew, of course, what happened a year ago in Paris: …


Nadal, Serena secure Italian Open titles

Tennis: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from the start and …


Williams routs Sharapova for Madrid Open title

MADRID – Serena Williams kept the No. 1, and added No. 50. Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday to retain her …


Williams wins WTA title over Sharapova

Tennis: Serena Williams dismissed Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 Sunday to win the WTA Championships in Istanbul for the third time and finish the year with another title, but not the …


Women’s U.S. Open final postponed until Sunday

NEW YORK – Among the many lessons Serena Williams has learned in the 13 years since she played her first Grand Slam final is that routine is overrated. A perfect …


Serena Williams powers into U.S. Open final

NEW YORK – The latest woman to absorb a lopsided loss against Serena Williams thinks the 14-time Grand Slam champion should take on a new challenge. “Given that men are …


Oh, oh, Williams at her best

NEW YORK – It didn’t take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open on Monday where things were headed. “The first point of the …


Serena Williams, Federer ease into U.S. Open’s 4th round

NEW YORK – Serena Williams does not enjoy viewing videos of her losses. Not one bit. She used to engage in that sort of film work, Williams said, but “it …


Final Slam should dazzle

NEW YORK – Champion at Wimbledon in both singles and doubles. Winner again at the All England Club in both events, four weeks later at the London Olympics. Nobody would …


Williams’ domination in singles final worthy of special status

LONDON – The color of medal and the totality of domination in Saturday’s Olympic women’s singles final were not nearly as hard to comprehend as the wonder of Serena Williams’ …


Williams makes Olympics her playground

LONDON – Her black hair explodes toward the sky like she’s under constant electric shock. Her dress is All-American – red, white and blue with the boom the world has …


Serena adds Bank of West to month’s haul

Tennis: Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic …


Williams completes comeback with Wimbledon win

WIMBLEDON, England – It was a gentle drop shot that finally made Serena Williams raise her arms in almost-triumph Saturday in the Wimbledon championship match against Agnieszka Radwanska. Williams had …


Williams seems to be at peak heading into final

WIMBLEDON, England – More than once during the past fortnight, Serena Williams has won an important point at Wimbledon and then returned to the baseline, her clenched fist leading the …


Williams serves her way to Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled court-covering defense. Her returns are …


Serena Williams beats defending champion at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – Thanks to a bunch of aces from her big serve, Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon semifinals. With two more victories, Williams will be holding a …


Serena Williams wins opener at Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England – On one point Tuesday at Wimbledon, Serena Williams dumped a forehand into the net and dropped to a knee, her jaw clenched as she let out a …


Williams begins quest

With her eye on the Olympics, Serena Williams is joining the United States for a Fed Cup playoff against Ukraine at Kharkiv, Ukraine. The best-of-5 series on clay begins today …


Russian eliminates mistake-prone Serena Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams lost at the Australian Open for the first time since 2008, struggling with her serve and hitting too many unforced errors in a 6-2, 6-3 …


Michael Jordan, Serena Williams draw fines

Fined Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has been fined by the NBA for making comments about the league’s ongoing collective bargaining process. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the penalty for …


Serena adds Rogers title to comeback

TORONTO – Eight weeks into her comeback, Serena Williams not only believes she can be as good as she once was. She can be better. The 29-year-old American star made …


Williams sisters ousted

WIMBLEDON, England – Walking away from Centre Court, Oracene Price – mother and sometimes-coach to Serena and Venus Williams – shook her head after watching one daughter lose at Wimbledon, …


Serena Williams dominates in third round

WIMBLEDON, England – Serena Williams has been known to say she isn’t satisfied with this or that aspect of her game, even after easily winning a match, say, 6-3, 6-2. …


Serena Williams’ first-round one of her biggest

WIMBLEDON, England – The 352 days Serena Williams lived through between Grand Slam appearances were filled with health problems and hospitalizations, doubts and depression. Cuts from glass on both feet. …


Emotional victory for Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Finally healthy, and finally back at a major tournament, Serena Williams was simply overwhelmed by it all after winning her first-round match at Wimbledon.