All that stood between the #7 tennis player in the world exiting in the opening round of the Australian Open to an unranked opponent was a single point. Angelique Kerber was down to match point against Misaki Doi in the second set, until she found her form, roared back, and took the second and third sets.
Apparently it wasn’t just the horse people upset by Sports Illustrated’s sportsperson of the year, Serena Williams. Chicago Sun-Times columnist and friend to women Rick Morrissey is very concerned with the representation of women in the media. He believes that the SI cover shot of Serena sets women back:
This morning, Sports Illustrated announced that Serena Williams is the magazine’s sportsperson of the year. Williams took home the title despite losing to racehorse American Pharoah in the fan vote, and people who like horses are very mad about this.
Serena Williams just posted a highly entertaining story about her brush with a possible thief to her Facebook page. This is what happens when you are dumb enough to try and steal Serena Williams’s cell phone:
It’s never easy being the anonymous athlete who knocks off a fan-favorite opponent in front of a national audience that wanted nothing to do with you, but I’ve never seen anyone handle being in that position better than Roberta Vinci.
Serena Williams, two matches away from completing a calendar Grand Slam, fell today in the U.S. Open semifinal to the unseeded Roberta Vinci, who began the Open ranked 43rd in the world.
Despite how obviously great Serena and Venus Williams are, their Grand Slam match-ups haven’t always been thrilling tennis, with the sisters subduing their emotions and not always playing at their best. But with Serena on the march to a historic calendar year Grand Slam and Venus amidst a mini late-career renaissance,…
Serena Williams begins her quest for a calendar year Grand Slam with a 6-0, 2-0 first round U.S. Open victory over Vitalia Diatchenko, who retired.
The Yelp page of Cincinnati Italian trattoria Sotto boasts that it’s a restaurant for “casual intimacy and communal romance,” so it makes sense that Drake and Serena Williams were spotted at a table essentially fucking with their clothes on.
Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title Saturday, cruising past 21-year-old Garbine Muguruza in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. The win gives Williams her 21st Grand Slam title, second all-time only to Steffi Graf’s 22 in the Open era.
No. 1 seed Serena Williams squeaked by unranked Heather Watson 6-2. 4-6, 7-5 in the third round of Wimbledon on Friday. Williams survived after falling behind 3-0 in the third and decisive set, rallying to win and set up a battle with her sister Venus in the next round.
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Earlier today Serena Williams reached career a milestone when she won the French Open. The win was the third time that Williams won the French open, and her 20th major win. Only two women have won more major titles than Williams: Steffi Graf with 22 career wins, and Margaret Court Smith with 24. But considering that…
Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation, has been fined and suspended for some offensive comments he made about the Williams sisters on Russian late-night TV. Specifically, he referred to the players as the "Williams brothers" and called their looks "frightening."
Serena Williams loves karaoke. No, scratch that. She looooooves karaoke. She will throw down, any time or any place. She will groove to the music in between stanzas. She will belt out every single word and doesn't care if you film her because she is having a damn good time and don't you wish you were as alive as she…
Something really weird was going on with Serena Williams at Wimbledon today. Two games into her and her sister's doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Vogele, Serena suddenly became very disoriented and physically unable to hold onto the ball or hit a serve. It was scary to watch.
Serena and The Woz are the sports world's newest dynamic duo. The two were in Miami for Game 6 Friday night and after the Heat dispatched with the Pacers, they were hanging with Greg Oden. The Woz then went on to spin some beats in a Miami nightclub. On Saturday, they crashed a wedding on the beach. Who knows what…
Some drama went down during a quarterfinal match between Serena Williams and Jelena Jankovic at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships yesterday. The drama was made all the better by the presence of a fussy British TV announcer who decided that it was a good day to do some scoldin'.
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…