Serena Williams Closes Out One Of The All-Time Great Seasons

Serena Williams came back to defeat Li Na in the WTA Championships today, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. Williams won the final nine games, including a bagel in the third set, which caps off the greatest year of her already-storied career, and one of the most dominating seasons in the history of women's tennis. Williams finished 78-4… » 10/27/13 2:10pm 10/27/13 2:10pm

Serena Williams Finally Has A Real Rival: Vika Azarenka

Over the past week, it's been tempting to compare Roger Federer with Serena Williams, two tennis greats approaching the same bad end of the aging curve in very different ways. Federer, 32, lost last week to Tommy Robredo in a three-set blowout in the fourth round. Federer didn't win a Grand Slam this year and has only… » 9/09/13 12:48pm 9/09/13 12:48pm

Dominant Serena Williams Unleashes A Spectacular Double "Come On!"

Let us celebrate Serena Williams's dominant 6-0, 6-3 win over Li Na in the women's semifinals with, not one, but two successive come ons. The double come on. These were two of approximately 78 come ons she unleashed in her win this evening. Williams plays Victoria Azarenka in the women's final on Sunday. » 9/06/13 6:48pm 9/06/13 6:48pm

Serena Williams On Steubenville: "I'm Not Blaming The Girl But ..."…

Serena Williams is letting the press back into her life, big time. If you're unfamiliar, this is the "Serena comes out of her shell" part of the Serena dialectic, which is only a few pungent quotes from a full retreat and the "Why won't Serena let herself be loved?" stage. » 6/18/13 4:37pm 6/18/13 4:37pm

Beyoncé's Note To Serena Williams: "Stunt On Them, Serena"

This is a note that Beyoncé wrote to Serena Williams right after Williams had finished up her French Open title run. I don't think the letter was actually sent to Williams, but was instead posted in the "news" section of Beyoncé's (crazy) website, which seems like a very Beyoncé way for Beyoncé to express her appreciation of … » 6/10/13 3:28pm 6/10/13 3:28pm

Serena Williams Just Won the 2013 French Open

Top-seeded Serena Williams just beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets, winning 6-4, 6-4, to clinch this year's French Open. It capped a ridiculous tournament for the 31-year-old champion, who mowed down her opponents en route to the second French Open win in her career. » 6/08/13 11:53am 6/08/13 11:53am

This Is What Serena Williams's Ankle Looks Like

Well, she was most definitely not exaggerating. Serena Williams hobbled through two injuries during her quarterfinal loss to Sloane Stephens at the Australian Open two days ago. Williams was overheard on parabolic microphones telling a trainer that this has been the "worst two weeks." She said in her post-match presser… » 1/24/13 10:04am 1/24/13 10:04am

Can Anyone Think Of Another Reason Sloane Stephens Is Considered…

This evening, Serena Williams plays 19-year-old American phenom Sloane Stephens in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. The two played for the first time just three weeks ago in Brisbane, when No. 3 Williams cruised past No. 25 Stephens, 6-4, 6-3. But tonight's match has something of a different tenor to it, in… » 1/22/13 6:45pm 1/22/13 6:45pm

Serena Williams And Her Coach Had A Nice Boat Trip

Patrick Mouratoglou is Serena Williams's (French) coach. He's the shirtless man in this photo who isn't prune-shriveled. There are so many questions we have about the circumstances of this image, but we anticipate our questions remaining unanswered. So we will call your attention instead to the two bodies towering over … » 12/20/12 6:55pm 12/20/12 6:55pm

Serena Williams Won Her Fourth U.S. Open Title In The First Good Final …

Hope you tuned in when we warned you—it ended up being pretty great. For the first time since 1995, a women's U.S. Open final went to a third set, and it was a closely contested one at that. After breezing through the first set in only 34 minutes, Williams was turned back just as easily by Azarenka in the second, and… » 9/09/12 8:45pm 9/09/12 8:45pm