The first tournament run of Serena Williams’s comeback ended at the hands of a familiar opponent—her sister, Venus Williams, who defeated her 6-3, 6-4 tonight in the third round at Indian Wells.
After the first set, Sloane Stephens’s U.S. Open semifinal against Venus Williams looked like it was going to be easy. She won smoothly, 6-1, in just 24 minutes. With 17 unforced errors, Williams was all over the place. This looked like it would be over soon.
For the first time since 1985, a major event will feature an all-American women’s semifinal.
Tuesday’s quarterfinal collision between two great storylines—Venus Williams still rolling through Slams at age 37, and Petra Kvitova returning to the tour from a knife attack that severely injured her playing hand—grew tense in the third set, and perhaps peaked with this one shot, a highlight of the U.S. Open:
Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl with fiance Alexis Ohanian, according to her sister, Venus Williams. Us Weekly also reported the news.
Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams lost to Garbiñe Muguruza in the final today and for Williams, her team, and fans of good tennis, dynasties, and greatness, it sucked. But not nearly as much the sickly-sweet, smarm-drenched “there’s no losers here” takes that make a tennis legend and cultural icon seem like…
Fourteenth seed Garbine Muguruza upset Venus Williams in a lopsided Wimbledon Final today, winning 7-5, 6-0 to capture her second Grand Slam title. Here’s some interesting trivia:
The five-time Wimbledon champion played a nearly perfect match to down Britain’s Johanna Konta in straight sets and book her ninth trip to the Wimbledon final and her second major final of the year. Using ferocious body serves, judicious approach shots, and her typical powerful groundstrokes, Williams beat the crowd…
One sad thing about excellence is that it’s easily eclipsed by outright transcendence: Seven majors is a clump next to a historic heap of 23; 92-18 on grass is wild, but 95-12 is even better; five Wimbledons is fewer than seven. But Serena Williams’s pregnancy left a vacuum at the top of the women’s tour, and her…
In a post-match press conference following her first round victory over Elise Mertens at Wimbledon, Venus Williams was asked about the car crash she was involved in that resulted in the death of a passenger in the other vehicle. Williams attempted to answer the question, before being overcome by emotion. She…
Police have found Venus Williams to be at fault in a June 9 car crash that killed a 78-year-old man in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. She has not, as of yet, been issued any citations or traffic violations.
Venus Williams defeated world No. 1 Angelique Kerber in straight sets last night to advance to the semifinals of the Miami Open. By downing Kerber, the 36-year-old became the oldest player to defeat a world No. 1, but she has no desire to rest on that accomplishment.
Tennis broadcaster Doug Adler, who didn’t return to ESPN’s Australian Open broadcast after commenting on Venus Williams’s “gorilla” or “guerrilla” style of play—that’s the big question here—has sued ESPN and two ESPN executives in charge of tennis broadcasts in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful…
In terms of what it actually was, Serena Williams’s Australian Open victory was fairly straightforward; in terms of what it means, it’s totally overwhelming.
All evidence suggests that 36-year-old Venus Williams is feeling good about reaching the final of the Australian Open. She defeated CoCo Vandeweghe 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-2 to become the oldest women in a Grand Slam final since Martina Navratilova in 1994.
Venus Williams, aged 36, ranked No. 17, hasn’t dropped a single set en route to the semifinals at the Australian Open. Her 6-4, 7-6 (3) win over No. 27 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova made her the oldest woman in the Open era to run this deep into this tournament.
Serena Williams spoke out Tuesday on the issue of racial inequality and police violence with a personal post on Facebook about her nephew.
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.
Venus Williams was just starting out her opening-round victory over CoCo Vandeweghe in Rome at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, when this here ballboy took a dive and fell straight on his face after apparently overheating. Our man will presumably live to ballboy another day after his friends carried him to a shady…