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Serena Williams withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Top-ranked Osaka loses in 3 sets at Miami Open; Serena Williams withdraws with knee injury; Federer wins


Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019, 8:09 p.m.

Roger Federer on winning team after facing Serena Williams for first time

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, …


Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 7:45 p.m.

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable …


Serena Williams launches pop-up shop during Art Basel Miami

Strong. Sophisticated. Sexy. Like the tennis champ herself, Serena Williams’ fashion line is all about power moves, and she’s hoping it will also inspire women to find their own voice.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams …


Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been reprinted on the front page of an Australian newspaper. The …


Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at U.S. Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018, 11:54 p.m.

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire; Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and …


Serena Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open

Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.


Serena Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …


French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena Williams’ black catsuit

Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, 9 spots above ranking

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open. That is nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for …


Serena Williams hits out again at testing ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has complained on social media as she once more hits out at the frequency with which she is selected for anti-doping tests. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took …


Serena Williams set to ‘be a contender to win Grand Slams’

Serena Williams is ready to look ahead to the U.S. Open after her loss to Angelique Kerber in the Wimbledon final. Williams says she can “be a contender” to win …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Angelique Kerber tops Serena Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber beat Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win Wimbledon for the first time. It is the third career major championship for Kerber. She is the first German to earn …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Serena Williams has reached her 10th Wimbledon final by beating Julia Goerges on Germany 6-2, 6-4. Williams has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon. She …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:58 p.m.

Serena Williams comes back to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams has come up with a comeback to reach the semifinals at Wimbledon. Williams moved closer to her eighth title at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam …


Wimbledon’s Centre Court brings out the stars

They roared for Roger Federer just for showing up, greeting his arrival at Wimbledon’s main stadium as if his mere presence were enough to justify the price of admission.


Serena Williams returns to Wimbledon with straight-sets victory

Serena Williams found herself in a bit of a jam against 105th-ranked Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands, down by a break in the second set on a windy afternoon. And …


Back at Wimbledon, Serena Williams gabs about baby and more

Serena Williams was in the mood to gab Sunday at a pre-Wimbledon news conference postponed a day so she could accompany her recently married royal friend, the former Meghan Markle, …


Serena Williams: Young boys need domestic abuse education

Serena Williams says the conversation about stopping domestic abuse shouldn’t just center around women, but men as well.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Serena Williams out of French Open before Sharapova match

Serena Williams pulled out of the French Open less than an hour before she was supposed to face Maria Sharapova in a fourth-round showdown Monday, the most-anticipated match of the …


Serena Williams launches fashion collection of her own

Serena Williams has launched a fashion collection soon after participating in her first major tennis tournament in 16 months, dressed in a black “warrior princess” catsuit, no less.


Way to go, Mom: In Paris, Serena Williams wins Slam return

For all that has changed in the 16 months since Serena Williams last played in a Grand Slam tournament – she is now married and a mother – so much …


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 3:47 p.m.

Williams sisters to team up in doubles at French Open

Two-time champions Serena and Venus Williams will compete in doubles at the French Open. The American sisters were handed a wild-card entry on Thursday into the tournament they won together …


Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding

Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to St. George’s Chapel on Instagram. Idris Elba smiled broadly as he escorted his fiancee, …


Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

Venus and Serena Williams are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay championed by the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. The two current tennis stars are …


Serena Williams wins 1st match in comeback at Indian Wells

Serena Williams has won her first match in her comeback at the BNP Paribas Open after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her first child. The 23-time major winner …