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Serena Williams’ boyfriend-coach Patrick Mouratoglou: not thinking about Steffi Graf yet

Serena Williams is one of the most accomplished tennis players in the sport’s history, but she is still chasing one big mark: the one set by Steffi Graf. Graf has the record for all tennis players with 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams is tied for second with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18,...Read More
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The AO Women's final winner? Nike!

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova go at it once more,...
Via Tennis Identity
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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: No One Tells the Same Punchline 1,000 Times in a Row. Tennis’ Classic Joke

I’ll be honest and say I’m a little tired of the joke. It is actually a tennis classic, built into the fabric of the sport. But every. . .single. . .time someone ends a long losing streak against another player, it’s the same line. Nobody beats Tomas Berdych 18 times in a row. That’s what we heard after he beat Rafael Nadal at the Australian Open this week. And when Andreas...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
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Sick Serena cuts short practice on eve of Aussie Open final

  Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week. The No. 1-ranked American was shown in footage on Australia's Channel 7 network coughing into a towel and blowing her nose before she abandoned the practice session on Friday. She later said in a statement released by the WTA...
Via AP on Fox
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Serena aims for 19th major in Aussie final vs Sharapova

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
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Williams aims for 19th major after reaching Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis. Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
Via AP on Fox
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Madison Keys, Serena Williams, And The Doors Of Time

It is easy to focus on certain details, certain individuals, certain contexts, to the exclusion of others. Thursday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, it was so easy to look at Madison Keys — all of 19 years old — crushing a tennis ball with a smooth and relaxed stroke, and conclude that “the future of women’s tennis had arrived.” On the surface, such a statement seems...
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Madison Keys, Serena Williams, And The Doors Of Time

It is easy to focus on certain details, certain individuals, certain contexts, to the exclusion of others. Thursday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, it was so easy to look at Madison Keys — all of 19 years old — crushing a tennis ball with a smooth and relaxed stroke, and conclude that “the future of women’s tennis had arrived.” On the surface, such a statement seems...
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Madison Keys new American star born at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent. The opponent was No. 1-ranked Serena Williams, who won their semifinal at the Australian Open on Thursday after a tournament that might be remembered as the one where a new American star was born. Williams does...
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Serena Williams Win Sets Up Australian Open Final Against Maria Sharapova

View image | gettyimages.com (January 29, 2015) For the first time since 2004, the Australian Open women’s final will feature No. 1 versus No. 2. Top seed and five-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams will take on 2008 champion Maria Sharapova for the title on Saturday. Both women won straight set matches on Thursday to advance. Williams won a slugfest of big serves...
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Venus and Serena Williams, Madison Keys picked for US Fed Cup team

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced Wednesday that 18-time major champion Serena Williams and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will join Keys and 30th-ranked Varvara Lepchenko...
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Williams sisters, Madison Keys picked for US Fed Cup team

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) The Williams sisters and teenage Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys have been chosen for the United States as it seeks to return to the top group in the Fed Cup. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced Wednesday that 18-time major champion Serena Williams and seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams will join Keys and 30th-ranked Varvara Lepchenko...
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Serena and Venus Williams to lead US Fed Cup Team Against Argentina

From the USTA: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 28, 2015 — The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez today announced that world No. 1 and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, former world No. 1 and world No. 18 Venus Williams, No. 30 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 35 and 2015 Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys will represent the U.S. in the 2015...
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What to watch at Aussie Open: Keys takes on another Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) For the third consecutive year, a 19-year-old with nothing to lose has made a big run to the women's semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice. In the past two years, though, the veterans have responded by sending the youngsters home - and going on to win the title. In 2013, Victoria Azarenka defeated Sloane Stephens in the semis...
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Serena Williams through to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals. The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that included 58 winners compared to38 from Cibulkova, last year's runner-up. Williams played on Rod...
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Serena Williams to face Madison Keys in Australian Open Semifinal

Madison Keys (January 28, 2015) No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 35 Madison Keys booked spots in Australian Open semifinals on Wednesday. Keys broke up what could have been an “all-Williams” semifinal when the 19-year-old knocked out 34-year-old Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final four. Serena Williams had a much easier time advancing, dismissing last...
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Madison Keys beats Venus Williams in Australian Open quarterfinals

  American teenager Madison Keys advanced to the Australian Open semifinals after overcoming a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday. Keys received treatment on her leg after dropping serve in the second set to give Williams a 4-1 lead. After the medical timeout, the 19-year-old came back to break Williams' serve twice to level the set at 4-all, but...
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Keys beats Venus Williams in Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) American teenager Madison Keys advanced to the Australian Open semifinals after overcoming a left thigh injury to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Wednesday. Keys received treatment on her leg after dropping serve in the second set to give Williams a 4-1 lead. After the medical timeout, the 19-year-old came back to break Williams' serve twice to level...
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What to Watch Wednesday at the Australian Open quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Once upon a time, the story of women's tennis was all about Serena and Venus Williams: The two sisters who rose from the concrete courts of Compton, California to play such transcending tennis that for a while the Grand Slams were nicknamed the Sisters Slams. But over the years, Serena surged ahead to win 18 majors titles, a few new stars emerged and Venus...
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Fireworks help celebrate Venus Williams' Australian Open run

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Fireworks lit up the sky above Rod Laver Arena the moment Venus Williams completed her fourth-round win at the Australian Open on Monday night. It's been that kind of tournament so far for the 34-year-old, seven-time Grand Slam winner. Williams advanced to her first quarterfinal in a major since Wimbledon in 2010 and she'll be joined by her younger sister...
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Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continues as she beats Radwanska

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010. After recovering an early break in the third, 34-year-old Williams dominated the rest of the match and clinched it with an ace to set up a match against fellow American...
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Venus Williams' strong Australian Open run continues

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Venus Williams' strong run at the Australian Open continued Monday when she beat sixth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since 2010. After recovered an early break in the third, 34-year-old Williams dominated the rest of the match and clinched it with an ace to set up a match against fellow American...
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Venus Williams Reaches First Grand Slam Quarterfinal Since 2010

View image | gettyimages.com (January 26, 2015) Seven-time major champion and former No. 1 Venus Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2010 on Monday when she upset No. 6 Agnieszka Radwanska 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 at the Australian Open. Venus Williams is one win away from a potential semifinal match against her sister Serena Williams. The 34-year-old Venus will play...
Via Tennis Panorama
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Serena Williams thanks fan for the (free) advice

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) A fan cried out some advice that Serena Williams says helped her win a very tough fourth-round match. The No. 1-ranked Williams was down a set and trying to find a solution - when she heard a voice. ''Someone in the crowd was like, `Come on Serena use spin!' and I was like, `OK,''' Williams said after coming back 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to beat Garbine Muguruza and...
Via AP on Fox
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Serena Williams Gets French Open Revenge to Reach Australian Open Quarterfinals

(January 26, 2015) Serena Williams gained some revenge at the Australian Open on Monday for an early round loss at the French Open last year, when she rallied to beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals. The 18-time major champion, seeking her sixth title in Melbourne lost badly to No. 24 Muguruza in the second round of last year’s Roland Garros...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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