Found July 31, 2012 on Fox Olympics:
London Now: Latest on Serena Williams, Hope Solo, Zara Phillips

Williams drops just one game in match

Serena Williams hit 12 aces Wednesday and repeatedly rocketed groundstrokes past Vera Zvonareva to win 6-1, 6-0 and reach the Olympic quarterfinals. Swinging lustily with almost every shot, Williams hit 32 winners to three for the Russian, who also lost when they met in the 2010 Wimbledon final. The match was played under the Centre Court roof, and the conditions clearly suited...

Olympic goalie Solo doesn't back down from tweets

U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo isn't backing down from her critical tweets about NBC game analyst Brandi Chastain. Solo said Monday she was just expressing her opinion during her Twitter outburst. She said she believes the best commentators should be working at the Olympics and feels former player Chastain is lacking in energy, excitement and passion. Solo railed...

London Now: Hope Solo sounds up

Holo Solo sounds off about Brandi Chastain's commentary.

Hope Solo blasts NBC Olympic analyst Brandi Chastain

Hope Solo is extremely outspoken. It one of the traits outside of her killer goalie skills she’s most noted for. Solo had a few choice words for former US Soccer star Brandi Chastain. Chastain is a current Olympic commentator for NBC sports and covered the women’s match against Colombia on Saturday. Apparently Hope had beef [...]

Serena Williams skips mixed doubles

Serena Williams won't play mixed doubles at the Olympics, and the two U.S. teams will instead feature four doubles specialists - the Bryan brothers, Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. Raymond and Mike Bryan will be reunited after winning Wimbledon this summer, and Huber will play with Bob Bryan. Williams, who is competing in singles and with her sister Venus in women's doubles...

Athletes getting shredded on Twitter

Serena Williams is smart enough to figure this out, experienced enough to hear warning sirens. With her unfiltered thoughts, she has inspired people at times, embarrassed herself at times. She has traveled the world, lived in public half her life. She's 30 years old. So despite having nearly 3 million followers, Williams, the sports world's Queen of Twitter, recognizes that...

Hope Solo Won't Be Disciplined for Criticizing Brandi Chastain After Meeting With U.S. Coach

U.S. Women's Soccer coach Pia Sundhage is not the type to punish. Known for her laid-back demeanor and encouraging coaching style, Sundhage is more apt to help players find a way to drive themselves than to be the one to force them one way or another. So, on Sunday, when all conversation about the U.S. Women's Soccer team continued to center around goalkeeper Hope Solo'...

Solo not backing down from tweets

U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo isn't backing down from her critical tweets about NBC game analyst Brandi Chastain.

Serena almost shuts out Zvonareva

Three times on a single point, Serena Williams hit a serve that clipped the net cord before plopping into the service box for a let, a sequence that drew giggles from the Centre Court crowd. Otherwise there was no way to slow Williams on Wednesday. She hit 12 aces and repeatedly rocketed her groundstrokes past No. 13-seeded Vera Zvonareva to win 6-1, 6-0 and reach the Olympic quarterfinals...

Venus loses in third round to Kerber

Playing Olympic tennis twice a day proved too much for Venus Williams, and her workload at Wimbledon will now be a lot lighter. Williams squandered a lead in each set Wednesday and lost her third-round match to No. 7-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5). Seeking a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis, Williams still has a shot with sister Serena in doubles...

Once banned, women's soccer thriving at Olympics

In 1921, England's Football Association banned women from playing soccer on Football League grounds because the game was deemed ''quite unsuitable for females and ought not to be encouraged.'' The ban stood for 50 years. It was lifted the year of the first women's FA Cup final, when Southampton beat Stewarton and Thistle 4-1 in 1971. But that was four decades...

Notes and Quotes from Olympic Tennis at Wimbledon

Serena Williams “What a good day for fans between me, Venus, Roger and all the other players.  It’s really such a great experience.” On playing Vera Zvonareva in the third round, “It’s not an easy tournament, playing someone tough so soon.” Venus Williams “Another gold medal would be amazing, I can’t even imagine the feeling. I think my head would be too big...
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