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French Open: Post-Draw Women’s Preview

The women’s singles draw for the 2015 French Open has been announced. What stands out about a bracket that features so many delicious (or perilous, depending on your viewpoint) uncertainties? You can debate which item is the second most important one on your list, but there should be no discussion about the top story to emerge from the women’s draw in Paris: Serena Williams received...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

French Open: Post-Draw Women’s Preview

The women’s singles draw for the 2015 French Open has been announced. What stands out about a bracket that features so many delicious (or perilous, depending on your viewpoint) uncertainties? You can debate which item is the second most important one on your list, but there should be no discussion about the top story to emerge from the women’s draw in Paris: Serena Williams received...
Via Attacking The Net
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 FRENCH OPEN: Capsules on women to watch

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: SERENA WILLIAMS Ranked: 1 Age: 33 Country: United States 2015 Match Record: 25-1 2015 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 66 Major Titles: 19 - French Open ('02, `13), Wimbledon ('02, `03, `09, `10, `12), U.S. Open ('99, `02, `08, `12, `13, `14), Australian Open ('03, `05, `07, `09, `10, `15) Last 5 French Opens: ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It's a winner: When tennis and fashion collide in Paris

PARIS (AP) Well before Andre Agassi caused a stir with his stone-washed denim shorts at the French Open, the clay courts at Roland Garros were a sporting catwalk for fashion experimentation. From the corset-less dress worn by ''La Divine'' Suzanne Lenglen and designed by French creator Jean Patou to the revealing black-and-red outfit that Venus Williams exhibited five years ago...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halep, Venus lose in Madrid Open 1st round, Serena advances

MADRID (AP) Second-seeded Simona Halep and Venus Williams both lost in the opening round of the Madrid Open on Sunday, while top-seeded Serena Williams had a trouble-free debut. Defending champion Maria Sharapova also advanced after beating Timea Bacsinszky 6-2, 6-3. Halep, the 2014 French Open finalist, failed to convert two set points in the first set before losing 7-6 (6), 6...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of tough Madrid Open women’s draw

Serena Williams hasn’t lost a match this season. Five of the top 10 players – Maria Sharapova, Petra Kvitova, Eugenie Bouchard, Ana Ivanovic and Angie Radwanska – suffered first round losses in their last tournament. No. 12 Angelique Kerber beat three top 10 players (including former No. 1 Sharapova) en route to her second back-to-back title of 2015. Victoria Azarenka, former...
Via isportsweb.com
20 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...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams defeats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting 40 winners to nine for...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams beats Wozniacki to reach Miami Open quarters

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) A resurgent Venus Williams defeated Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (1) Monday to reach the Miami Open quarterfinals. Seeded 16th, Williams is a three-time Key Biscayne champion, but her most recent title came in 2001. She's into the Key Biscayne quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Williams swung with her typical aggressiveness from the baseline, hitting...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams grinds out victory in Indian Wells return

  An error-prone Serena Williams beat Monica Niculescu 7-5, 7-5 in her first match at Indian Wells in 14 years Friday night, receiving a warm welcome from the fans in sharp contrast to the booing that drove her away as a teenager. Williams rallied from a 5-3 deficit in the first set and recovered after blowing three leads in the second set, winning on her fourth match point in her...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams in a forgiving mood for Indian Wells return

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) Serena Williams is back at Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years, and the world's top-ranked women's player is in a forgiving mood. She's stayed away from the BNP Paribas Open since winning the 2001 title as a 19-year-old, getting booed by the fans for what happened a day earlier, when she was to play older sister Venus in a semifinal and Venus withdrew...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams reaches Qatar semis with win over Agnieszka Radwanska

  Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday. Williams, who beat Radwanska to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals last month, won 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, the third time in four days she's gone the distance. Azarenka, the 2012 and 2013 champ who received a wild-card entry...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Radwanska lines up Qatar quarterfinal with Venus Williams

  Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska brushed aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to set up a quarterfinal with Venus Williams in the Qatar Open. Radwanska, who had lost both their previous meetings, including the Indian Wells final in March last year, dropped just 11 points in her seven service games. The Polish player broke her opponent's serve five times in a match that...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Qatar Total Open: Venus Williams uses comeback win to move on

DOHA -- Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka beat Angelique Kerber 6-0, 6-3 in the first round of the Qatar Total Open on Monday. The Belarusian, who won in 2012 and 2013, was forced to withdraw last year due to a foot inflammation. Returning to Doha as a wild card entrant, Azarenka needed just 66 minutes to beat the eighth-seeded Kerber. "I'm pretty happy with it. You know, there...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams loses to Safarova in 3rd round in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Defending champion Venus Williams is out of the Dubai Tennis Championships after losing in the third round in straight sets to 11th-seeded Lucie Safarova. The eighth-seeded Williams looked listless in the humid 93 degree Fahrenheit (34 c) temperatures as Safarova cruised to a 6-4, 6-2 victory. Williams offered Safarova six opportunities to break...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams beats player half her age at Dubai tournament

Defending champion Venus Williams beat an opponent half her age on Monday, winning 6-1, 6-2 against 17-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland in the first round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. Despite the age difference, the 34-year-old Williams looked physically fitter than her opponent and dominated throughout to earn her 16th straight win in Dubai. She won the tournament in...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

A Night For Excellence… In Other Words, A Night For A Serena Williams Major Championship

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The above quote is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, a proclamation of the mindset postal carriers must bring to their work. If Serena Jameka Williams had been a postal carrier, she’d have been the best in the world, much...
Via Attacking The Net
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A Night For Excellence… In Other Words, A Night For A Serena Williams Major Championship

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The above quote is an inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City, a proclamation of the mindset postal carriers must bring to their work. If Serena Jameka Williams had been a postal carrier, she’d have been the best in the world, much...
Via Bloguin Best
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams exits Aussie Open with heartfelt advice

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Asked what the future might hold for her young opponent, Venus Williams offered some heartfelt advice that could easily apply to her own career. ''Sky's the limit,'' said the 34-year-old Williams. ''There is no limit on what you can achieve. No one can stop you.'' ''Sometimes you may not win every match, but there's a lot of them you can win,'' said the...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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