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American teen Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff upsets idol Venus Williams during first day of Wimbledon

Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat …

Roger Federer wins easily in first French Open match since 2015

Roger Federer returns to refurbished Court Philippe Chatrier for his first French Open match since 2015 and wins easily

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advances to fourth round at Miami Open

Novak Djokovic pulled a spare ball from his pocket, angrily whacked it against the backstop and then pounded his uncooperative racket into the concrete. He lost his temper, but not …

3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Three-time tournament champion Venus Williams won her opening match at the new site of the Miami Open by beating Dalila Jakupovic 7-5, 6-3. Williams won the tournament in 1998, 1999 …

UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018

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 …

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 …

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 …

Venus Williams, Carolina Wozniacki win at WTA Finals

Venus Williams rallied at the WTA Finals to beat Caroline Garcia of France 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 Saturday and become the oldest women’s finalist at the year-end tournament.

Venus Williams edges Petra Kvitova for 1st U.S. Open semifinal since 2010

Venus Williams continued her remarkable renaissance by returning to the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2010. Williams reached her third major semifinal of the season – something …

Maria Sharapova’s U.S. Open ends; Venus Williams advances

Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017

Venus Williams improves to 19-0 in U.S. Open’s first round

Venus Williams stayed in the crowded hunt for the No. 1 ranking – even though she had no idea that she has a shot at that spot.

UPDATED: Sat., July 15, 2017

Garbine Muguruza beats ‘role model’ Venus Williams for first Wimbledon title

Garbine Muguruza powered her way to her first Wimbledon championship by playing fearlessly and dominating down the stretch, putting together a 7-5, 6-0 victory over a fading Venus Williams by …

Venus Williams, Johanna Konta among winners in Wimbledon women’s bracket

Venus Williams is the oldest woman in the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 1994. Johanna Konta is the first British woman to make it that far since 1984. Angelique Kerber’s loss means …

Wimbledon roundup: Venus Williams wins opening match after lawsuit

Venus Williams won her first tennis match since being sued by the estate of a Florida man who died after a car crash police say she caused.

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

Police in Florida say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of passenger in another vehicle. Palm Beach …

Venus Williams out; French Open to have 1st-time Slam champ

There will be a first-time Grand Slam champion at the French Open. And there’s a week left in the tournament to figure out which of the 12 women still around …

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

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 …

Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal advance at Miami Open

The oldest player in the women’s draw at the Miami Open, Venus Williams is looking forward to the next round. And next year. And the year after that.

Greg Cote: Overshadowed, underappreciated as ‘other’ Williams, time to finally give Venus her full due

The long tennis reign of the Williams sisters must end some day, maybe even soon.

Venus Williams loses first match since Australian Open final

Venus Williams lost her first match since the Australian Open to Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-1 in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Thursday. Seeded fourth, Williams showed none of the …

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 …

Venus Williams advances, Simona Halep out on Australian Open’s first day

Venus Williams went onto Rod Laver Arena right after Shelby Rogers’ upset win over fourth-seeded Simona Halep, a result which sent the former French Open finalist out in the first …

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 …

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.

Roger Federer, Andy Murray on collision course at Wimbledon

Roger Federer and Andy Murray are closing in on another Wimbledon final.

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 …

Venus Williams loses, Murray advances at Australian Open

Venus Williams tried to rally, winning two games and getting another break-point chance after falling a set and 5-0 behind, before her 16th trip to the Australian Open finished in …

Venus Williams records 700th career victory

WUHAN, China – Venus Williams earned the 700th victory of her career Tuesday by beating German qualifier Julia Goerges 6-4, 6-3 in the second round of Wuhan Open. Williams is …