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Serena Williams withdraws from Bank of West with hurt elbow

  World No. 1 Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Bank of the West Classic because of an elbow injury she says must get ''back to 100 percent.'' The tournament announced her withdrawal Friday. It runs Aug. 3-9 at Stanford University. Williams expressed her disappointment and noted, ''The tournament is one of my favorites and the fans have always been so generous and...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Common won't slam ex-girlfriend Serena Williams, calls body criticism 'crazy'

When given the chance to rip ex-girlfriend Serena Williams, Common only could come up with compliments. Despite winning her 21st major two weeks ago at Wimbledon, Williams has received some criticism. Atlantic editor David Frum was chief among them when he brought up the topic of steroids on Twitter. One person who won't criticize her, though, is Common. When asked about the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Don’t worry about Serena Williams’ elbow

Serena Williams has taken the week off from tennis to heal her right elbow, which she injured during practice last week in the Swedish Open. While there has been some speculation about whether or not this injury will impede her run for a calendar Grand Slam, we have to remember that this is Serena Williams. An experienced and dedicated player, she knows how to deal with injuries...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Common Won’t Slam Ex-Girlfriend Serena Williams, Calls Body Criticism ‘Crazy’ (Video)

When given the chance to rip ex-girlfriend Serena Williams, Common only could come up with compliments. Despite winning her 21st major two weeks ago at Wimbledon, Williams has received some criticism. Atlantic editor David Frum was chief among them when he brought up the topic of steroids on Twitter. One person who won’t criticize her, though, is Common. When asked about the...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena skipping World TeamTennis to rest injured elbow

WASHINGTON -- With the Grand Slam in sight, Serena Williams is not going to risk playing World TeamTennis. Williams originally was slated to play for the Washington Kastles on Monday and Tuesday. But in a news release Monday, the Kastles announced that Williams would miss those matches. The No. 1-ranked Williams withdrew from the Swedish Open last week, citing an injured right elbow...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams out of World TeamTennis

WASHINGTON (AP) With the Grand Slam in sight, Serena Williams is not going to risk playing World TeamTennis. Williams originally was slated to play for the Washington Kastles on Monday and Tuesday. But in a news release Monday, the Kastles announced that Williams would miss those matches. The No. 1-ranked Williams withdrew from the Swedish Open last week, citing an injured right...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Career Of Venus, If Not For Serena

For nearly two decades, women’s tennis has been dominated by one name: Williams. Of the 72 Grand Slam singles events that have featured Serena Williams, Venus Williams, or both sisters, 28 have been won by one of the two (38.9%). Of the 61 that have occurred during the 21st century, 27 have been won by one of the two (44.3%). The fact that two sisters have combined to win over...
Via The Sports Quotient
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Music in Sports Roundup: Serena Williams' Wimbledon Training Included a 'Sound of Music' Music Video

Each week, STACK brings you the latest news blending the worlds of music and sports. Scroll down to see Drake's appearance at Wimbledon, J.J. Watt tackling a stage crasher at a Zac
Via Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams exits Swedish Open with elbow injury

BASTAD, Sweden — Wimbledon champion Serena Williams said a right elbow injury forced her to pull out of the Swedish Open on Thursday. Williams said she felt pain in the elbow in the first game of her first-round match on Wednesday, four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon championship and fourth successive Grand Slam title, but went on to roll Belgian qualifier Yasline Bonaventure...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

S Williams pulls out of Swedish Open, citing elbow injury

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open, citing a right elbow injury. Tournament spokesman Marcus Duner says the top-ranked Williams was injured while practicing Thursday. He had no immediate details on the injury. Williams withdrew ahead of her second-round match against Klara Koukalova, who advanced to the quarterfinals by walkover...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena pulls out of Swedish Open, citing elbow injury

BASTAD, Sweden -- Wimbledon champion Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open, citing a right elbow injury. Tournament spokesman Marcus Duner says the top-ranked Williams was injured while practicing Thursday. He had no immediate details on the injury. Williams withdrew ahead of her second-round match against Klara Koukalova, who advanced to the quarterfinals by walkover...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Fresh off Wimbledon title, Serena rolls in 1st round at Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden -- Top-ranked Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round on Wednesday. Four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon title, Williams ousted Bonaventure from the clay-court tournament in 53 minutes despite a first-serve percentage of 64. Williams, the 2013 Bastad...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams in easy win over Bonaventure in Swedish Open

BASTAD, Sweden (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams sailed through her opening match at the Swedish Open with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure in the first round on Wednesday. Four days after winning her sixth Wimbledon title, Williams ousted Bonaventure from the clay-court tournament in 53 minutes despite a first-serve percentage of 64. Williams, the 2013 Bastad...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Homefield advantage for American men?

While Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were still celebrating their Wimbledon wins, the rest of the tennis world got started on three other titles, one for the men and two for the women. For the men in Rhode Island, the highlights so far have been the wins and losses for the several American players. For the women, who are still in Europe with tournaments in Sweden and Romania...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Serves Up Beach Pictures To Celebrate Wimbledon Win (Photo)

Serena Williams looks ready for some long rest and relaxation after her winning her 6th Wimbledon title Saturday — or maybe just a day’s worth. Williams served up some Instagram posts Tuesday, including a beach shot and a video of her eyebrows getting some love. This embed is invalid" /> This embed is invalid" /> ...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Serena celebrate Wimbledon victories by dancing to Bee Gees (Video)

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams took home the trophies at Wimbledon over the weekend and proceeded to celebrate with one another in the best way possible. At the annual Wimbledon Champions’ Ball on Sunday night, the duo brought back an aged tradition by hitting the floor together for a victors’ dance. Their number of choice?...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Serena, Djokovic dance at Wimbledon Champions' Ball

It turns out Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic have some moves off the tennis court, too. After winning their respective Wimbledon titles, both champions took to the dance floor at the Wimbledon Champions’ Ball on Sunday to celebrate their big weekends. The two revived an old tradition of dancing at the ball, which fizzled out decades ago. They brought the tradition back in...
Via NESN.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Finals Score Increases in Overnight Ratings

Aided by a trio of stars, the Wimbledon finals scored stronger numbers on ESPN. The Serena Williams/Garbiñe Muguruza Wimbledon women’s final earned a 2.2 overnight rating on ESPN Saturday morning, up 83% from the comparable time period last year, which featured the Petra Kvitova/Eugenie Bouchard final (1.2). The last time Williams played in the women’s [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Djokovic, Williams show at Wimbledon they're clear No. 1s

LONDON (AP) It's more obvious than ever that Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have really distanced themselves from the rest of the elite in tennis. Not just because they were the ones who got to dress up and attend the Wimbledon champions' dinner Sunday night. And not just because their leads at No. 1 in the rankings will remain large Monday. Both Djokovic, who won his third...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Rinaldi gives Serena Williams hug, kiss before interview (Video)

ESPN reporter Tom Rinaldi got uncomfortably personal with an athlete once again. Tasked with interviewing Serena Williams following the tennis star’s finals win at Wimbledon Saturday, Rinaldi leaned in for a little hug and cheek-type kiss prior to commencing with the questions. BRUH TOM RINALDI GOTTA CHILL pic.twitter.com/iFtHxnbC11 — $HΛRKY Mc$TEVENSON (@iamAmani_) July 11, 2015...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Mouratoglou describes Serena Williams’ incredible practice habits

Patrick Mouratoglou is Serena Williams’ coach as well as lover according to most accounts. The two have worked together for over three years, a span in which Williams has won seven majors. As impressive as the seven majors and Olympic gold medal won under Mouratoglou’s guidance have been, what might be even more impressive are...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

J.K. Rowling sticks up for Serena Williams, burns Twitter troll

Serena Williams got some sweet social media support Saturday from one of the most unlikely sources. J.K. Rowling, best known for being the author of the Harry Potter book series, was in attendance at the Wimbledon Ladies’ finals Saturday to enjoy some tennis. She expressed her support for Serena early on, though she also was...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling eviscerates Serena Williams hater on Twitter

Tennis aficionado and Twitter user J.K. Rowling, author of the blockbuster "Harry Potter" series and one of the most powerful celebrities on Earth, has long been a fan of Serena Williams: So it's only natural that she tweeted out her breathless admiration after Williams beat Garbine Muguruza to nab her sixth Wimbledon title:  Only, some stock penguin- and Manchester United fan named...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Rinaldi gives Serena Williams an awkward kiss

When Fox’s Holly Sonders gave Phil Mickelson an awkward hug following an interview at the U.S. Open, she received some criticism. And some had said reporters like ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi wouldn’t hug their interview subjects. Well, maybe Tom wouldn’t give out hugs, but he will offer kisses. He gave Serena Williams an awkward kiss right after she walked off Centre Court following...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Resilience Is The Source Of The Serena Slam And An Autumn Empire

Purely in a chronological sense, Serena Williams stands in the autumn of her career. If her career could be likened to a 12-month calendar year, she’s in late September as opposed to early April. More years are behind her than in front of her as a transcendent tennis player. Her first major title came 16 years ago, at the 1999 U.S. Open. She might have six years left on tour if...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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