LEXINGTON, Ky. - There was zero interaction between the two, not even a furtive glance, when Venus Williams walked past Serena Williams in the Top Seed Open's warmup area Thursday (Friday, Manila time) before their 31st matchup as pros.Moments later, ...
Aug 14, 2020
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Serena Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month.It'll be the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion's first action since playing for the U. ...
Jul 17, 2020
PARIS - With discussions ongoing over whether the US Open or the French Open can even take place later this year, a new digitally friendly tennis tournament starts on Saturday in southern France with four Top 10-ranked players involved.Co-founder Patrick ...
Jun 8, 2020
IF the French Open were being held as scheduled right now -- instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic -- Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer's record for men.While ...
May 29, 2020
NAOMI Osaka has been a Grand Slam champion and No. 1 in the WTA rankings - and now she's No. 1 on another list: top-earning female athlete.According to a story posted on Forbes.com on Friday (Saturday, Manila time), ...
May 23, 2020
SERENA Williams is looking forward to getting back to competing when the coronavirus pandemic permits it, in part because she's "feeling better than ever."Her older sister, Venus, is looking forward to hanging out at a rooftop bar.Two of ...
May 13, 2020
SERENA Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, says he is starting an independent tennis league to have professionals play matches without spectators starting in May at his academy in Nice, France.The ATP and WTA professional tours have been on hold since March because ...
Apr 19, 2020
THE Rogers Cup women's tennis tournament will not be played this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Tennis Canada announced the event, scheduled for Aug. 7-16 in Montreal, is off the schedule.Quebec's government announced on Friday that ...
Apr 12, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams' bid to win a 24th Grand Slam title has been falling short with losses in finals. At this Australian Open, she didn't make it nearly that far.Serving only so-so, failing to convert all ...
Jan 24, 2020
MELBOURNE, Australia - A capacity crowd of more than 15,000 at Rod Laver Arena watched Roger Federer defeat Nick Kyrgios in a one-set finale to the Australian Open's Rally for Relief to aid wildfire charities on Wednesday.Tennis Australia ...
Jan 16, 2020
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Serena Williams broke a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic.Williams hadn't won a title since the ...
Jan 12, 2020
SERENA Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles - no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons - and the 3 1/2 years in a ...
Dec 29, 2019
AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Long-time friends Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki will play doubles together for the first time at the WTA Tour's ASB Classic in Auckland beginning on Jan. 6.Former No. 1 Wozniacki has started her season in ...
Dec 24, 2019
NEW YORK - A year ago at this time, Bianca Andreescu was ranked outside the WTA's top 200 after losing in the first round of US Open qualifying. Look at her now.Thanks to winning her first Grand Slam title at ...
Sep 10, 2019
NEW YORK - Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does.And now the 19-year-old from Canada is a Grand Slam champion, earning her first such title while preventing ...
Sep 8, 2019
NEW YORK - Getting to Grand Slam finals has not been the hard part for Serena Williams since returning to tennis after having a baby.It's what comes next that's been the problem.Despite repeated injuries, despite a lack ...
Sep 7, 2019
NEW YORK - Serena Williams used a strong performance to return to the U.S. Open final and give herself another shot at winning a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title.Williams got past a slightly shaky start and quickly took control for ...
Sep 6, 2019
NEW YORK - Serena Williams flubbed yet another shot and wailed, "I keep missing my forehand!"She was in trouble, if only briefly, against 17-year-old American Caty McNally, who is friends, and doubles partners, with Coco Gauff.Making key adjustments to ...
Aug 29, 2019
NEW YORK - Playing her first match at the US Open since last year's loss in a chaotic, controversial final, Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova, 6-1, 6-1, in a contest devoid of drama Monday ...
Aug 27, 2019
NEW YORK - Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the US Open.The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting - and first at Flushing Meadows - will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night ...
Aug 24, 2019
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