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Serena Williams has a solution to liven up Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Seeing Serena Williams play three matches over two days in Fed Cup was a rare treat over the weekend. After all, the top-ranked player mostly limits her appearances in the team competition to her needs for Olympic qualification. If Fed Cup were to move away from its annual format, however, Williams might compete more consistently. ''Ideally it would be great...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams suffers her first loss in Fed Cup play as Italy downs U.S.

  Top-ranked Serena Williams fought back from a set down to win her windy singles match over Sara Errani but couldn't produce another victory in the decisive doubles encounter as Italy beat the United States 3-2 on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Brindisi native Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alison Riske 6-0, 6-3. It was Williams' first career loss in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams overcomes the wind and Errani in Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams had to fight back from a set down and figure out how to deal with strong winds before overcoming Italy's Sara Errani 4-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in a Fed Cup playoff Sunday, giving the United States a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. While Williams held a massive 70-7 lead in winners, she committed nearly three times as many unforced errors...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena tops Giorgi in straight sets, gives US 1-0 lead over Italy

BRINDISI, Italy -- Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which was only decided when Giorgi's forehand clipped the top of the net on Williams' first...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which was only decided when Giorgi's forehand clipped the top of the net on Williams' first...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams begins her clay season at Italy in Fed Cup

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Having learned to play on rock-hard cement in Compton, California, Serena Williams could understandably be excused if she didn't like the slow, red clay courts of Europe. After all, Williams has won only two her 19 Grand Slam titles on clay. For a variety of reasons, though, at this point in her career the top-ranked player has a special affinity for the dusty...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams could be asked to play 3 Fed Cup matches in 2 days

  Serena Williams has been virtually unbeatable this year. The top-ranked player could face quite a challenge this weekend, though, when she may have to play three matches in two days before a hostile crowd on slow red clay against Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. "I think she's excited about starting her clay-court season early and getting ready for the French Open," U.S...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams could be asked to play 3 matches in 2 days

ROME (AP) Serena Williams has been virtually unbeatable this year. The top-ranked player could face quite a challenge this weekend, though, when she may have to play three matches in two days before a hostile crowd on slow red clay against Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez says, ''I think she's excited about starting her clay-court season early...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams to miss Fed Cup playoff in Italy

BRINDISI, Italy (AP) Venus Williams has withdrawn from the United States team for this weekend's Fed Cup playoff in Italy because of a personal matter. The United States Tennis Association says Williams will be replaced by 57th-ranked Lauren Davis. The American team is led by top-ranked Serena Williams and also includes No. 45 Alison Riske and No. 65 Christina McHale. The Italian...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Even More Ratings: Tennis at Miami, LPGA Tour, PBA Bowling

Ratings and viewership were mixed for last week’s singles finals at the Miami Open tennis tournament. In other news, the first LPGA Tour major of the season had a big decline in viewership, and PBA Tour bowling hit a season-low on ESPN. Mixed Numbers For Miami Open Tennis Last Saturday’s Serena Williams/Carla Suárez Navarro Miami [...]
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena wins 8th Key Biscayne title by beating Suarez Navarro

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Clutching her latest trophy, Serena Williams brushed confetti from her arms and smiled for the cameras as she chatted with Martina Navratilova, her relaxed multitasking a reflection of vast experience with championship ceremonies. Williams wins everywhere she goes, and she wins on Key Biscayne more than anywhere else. She earned her eighth title in the tournament...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Open Combo Review: Serena And Djokovic Play Familiar Songs As The Hardcourt Winter Gives Way To Clay

The Miami Open — formerly the Sony Open and casually known as just “Miami” or “Key Biscayne” — has long been a sixth finger or toe on the tennis tour. This is not a commentary in any way on the spicy and alluring Miami area or the many people who work hard to put together this tournament every year. This is merely a reflection of the tennis calendar and its rhythms. ...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena wins 8th Key Biscayne title by beating Suarez Navarro

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena Williams won her eighth Key Biscayne title Saturday and remained unbeaten this year by drubbing Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. Williams became the fourth woman to win the same WTA event at least eight times. Martina Navratilova won Chicago 12 times, the most titles by a woman at any tournament. The top-ranked Williams...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams drubs Suarez Navarro to win eighth Miami Open title

  Serena Williams won her eighth Key Biscayne title Saturday and remained unbeaten this year by drubbing Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2, 6-0 in the final of the Miami Open. Williams became the fourth woman to win the same WTA event at least eight times. Martina Navratilova won Chicago 12 times, the most titles by a woman at any tournament. The top-ranked Williams claimed her second title...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Star Power of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams Lead To High Miami Open Ticket Prices

The 2015 Miami Open is in full swing with several star tennis players cruising on to the semifinals. Miami Open tickets can still be purchased for the semifinals on April 2nd, which will then be followed by the finals on the fourth and fifth at Tennis Center at Crandon Park. It’s been a wild ride through the first few days, as most of the sleepers have fallen to the top seeds,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams earns 700th win to reach Miami Open semis

  Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some shaky play Wednesday for her 700th career victory, beating Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Miami Open. Williams won despite an unreliable serve, a poor second set and 51 unforced errors. The victory was her 16th in a row on Key Biscayne, where she's the two-time defending champion. The No. 1-seeded...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams sets dates for team tennis appearances this summer

  Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis. WTT announced Monday that Williams will play for the defending champion Kastles for the first time since 2011. The coed summer league co-founded by Billie Jean King starts July 12, with the Kastles and Williams traveling to Boston. The top-ranked Williams will compete on the road July...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams to play in 40th season of World Team Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams will return to the Washington Kastles in the 40th season of World Team Tennis. WTT announced Monday that Williams will play for the defending champion Kastles for the first time since 2011. The coed summer league co-founded by Billie Jean King starts July 12, with the Kastles and Williams traveling to Boston. The top-ranked Williams will compete on...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats CiCi Bellis in 41 minutes at Miami Open

  Seven-time champion Serena Williams needed only 41 minutes to beat 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open. Bellis made headlines by winning a match at last year's U.S. Open, but she couldn't stay with the world's No. 1 player. Williams won 51 of the 65 points and lost only two points in seven service games. "It wasn't like, `Oh...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena and Venus Williams to play Fed Cup against Italy

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Serena and Venus Williams say they plan to play for the U.S. Fed Cup team next month against Italy. The best-of-five match in Brindisi, Italy will be April 18-19. The United States and Italy are vying to return to the tournament's top tier. ''We deserve to be back in,'' Serena Williams said Saturday at the Miami Open. ''We have some of the best players in...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open with Serena in her sights

  Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams was scheduled to play a second-round match Friday night against Monica Niculescu. Bellis was...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

15-year-old American CiCi Bellis advances at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Precocious amateur CiCi Bellis says she's ready to take on the best of the pros - Serena Williams. Bellis, a 15-year-old American who made a big splash at last year's U.S. Open, advanced Friday to a potential third-round match against Williams by beating Zarina Diyas 6-2, 6-1. Williams was scheduled to play a second-round match Friday night against Monica...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Open: Defending champ Serena Williams hopes to play despite injury

  Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers it her home tournament - she lives a little over an hour away in Palm Beach County. The other reason...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams hoping to play at Miami Open

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion said on Wednesday she's hoping to be fit to play on Friday night. One reason Williams is so intent on playing at Miami is she considers it her home tournament - she lives a little over an hour away in Palm Beach...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Makes Her Own Tribute To Beyonce’s “7/11″ And It’s Perfect

As flawless as Beyonce’s “7/11″ music video was, Serena Williams somehow managed to make her own version that is just as great as the original. Employing the same editing and directorial style that Beyonce brought to her ode to Smacking It in the Air, Serena teamed up with Vogue to gift the world this masterpiece Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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