The Williams sisters have been playing as doubles partners at the Olympics since 2000, and had never lost a match together—until today, when they were eliminated in the first round in Rio by the Czech team of Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova 6-3, 6-4.
Serena Williams avenged her Australian Open loss to Angelique Kerber in claiming her seventh Wimbledon singles title and 22nd Grand Slam championship overall, bringing her into a tie with Steffi Graf for most all-time in the Open Era.
Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Serena Williams in straight sets today at Roland Garros, claiming her first career Grand Slam title and denying Williams her 22nd.
We live in wonderful times. Thanks to the miracle of technology, we are able to enjoy this first-hand account of the time world-famous tennis star Serena Williams decided to eat a spoonful of fancy dog food, which caused her to shit her brains out.
Tonight’s much-anticipated but mysterious HBO program Lemonade has proven—we think—to be Beyoncé’s upcoming album in longform video. One track (Update: now that the tracklist is out it appears to be titled “Sorry”) featured Serena Williams as a featured dancer; here it is, with lyrics (via closed captioning) below.…
Serena Williams was recently on set for some commercial. That’s not important, except that she seems to have a fair amount of downtime. Enough, at least, to produce about five minutes of random phone footage that includes tutorials on how to twerk (“squeeze the glutes, engage the quads”) and milly rock (“it’s really…
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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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."