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U.S. Open women's preview: Can anyone stop Serena?

The U.S. Open has arrived. The story of the tournament will be Serena Williams’ attempt to complete the calendar Grand Slam, which has not been done since 1988. She’s the overwhelming favorite to win the tournament. She’s won the Open for three years running, so New York has been a happy hunting ground for her. She’ll undoubtedly feel some pressure attempting this historic...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Connecticut Open: Petra Kvitova wins second straight New Haven final

  Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final. It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in the 2013 final. After...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Petra Kvitova wins 2nd straight New Haven final

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Second-seeded Petra Kvitova won her second straight Connecticut Open title Saturday, beating fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova 6-7 (6), 6-2, 6-2 in the all-Czech Republic final. It's the third time Kvitova has won the tournament, putting her one behind Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki for the tournament record. Kvitova won in 2012 and lost to Simona Halep in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis. ''It's not anything simple or easy to go through,'' Williams said. Actually, judging by her head-to-head records against many possible opponents, it might be. Still, there are sure to be tests for Williams if she is going to win seven matches over two weeks...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Learns Path to Grand Slam With Reveal Of U.S. Open Draws

NEW YORK — Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. Thursday’s draw filled the top-ranked Williams’ quarter of the bracket with Americans, nine in all. In the third round, Williams could face 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open and is coming...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The U.S. Open women’s draw is out. Here is the bracket for the year’s final major. We all know who the main story is in Flushing Meadows, New York: Serena Jameka Williams, whose initials — “SJW” — could just as easily refer to the reality of life on the WTA Tour: Serena Just Wins. It is in the nature of a great player — the world No. 1, a 21-time major winner, a player...
Via Attacking The Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open Women’s Draw Analysis

The U.S. Open women’s draw is out. Here is the bracket for the year’s final major. We all know who the main story is in Flushing Meadows, New York: Serena Jameka Williams, whose initials — “SJW” — could just as easily refer to the reality of life on the WTA Tour: Serena Just Wins. It is in the nature of a great player — the world No. 1, a 21-time major winner, a player...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

US Open draw: Serena Williams could face Sharapova in semifinal

  Serena Williams could face Maria Sharapova for her second straight major semifinal as she seeks to complete the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open. Thursday's draw filled the top-ranked Williams' quarter of the bracket with Americans, nine in all. In the third round, Williams could face 29th-seeded Sloane Stephens, who beat her in the 2013 Australian Open and is coming off her first...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

U.S. Open: Top-ranked Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are top seeds

  Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year's last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. She has won the U.S. Open each of the previous three times she was seeded No. 1, including the past two years...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are US Open top seeds

NEW YORK (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year's last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. She has won the U.S. Open each of the previous three times she was seeded No. 1, including the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

After topping cancer, young American tennis star earns US Open invite

At 19, Vicky Duval can add U.S. Open player to her resume. More impressively, Duval can also tell people that she is a cancer survivor. Duval recently returned to tennis following a year-long battle against Hodgkin's lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with in 2014 while playing in qualifying matches for that year's Wimbledon Championships. Duval had played her way into Wimbledon's...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tickets Only Rising As Serena Williams, Roger Federer Seek Successful Title Defenses In Western And Southern Open

The ATP Tour continues on with this week’s Western and Southern Open, which has already dipped its toes into the drama pool. The ageless wonder that is Roger Federer moved on from the first round and will eye his seventh title in Cincinnati, while the world’s No. 11 tennis player, Josh Isner, was eliminated during the first round of play. The women’s side also had two stars...
Via Attacking The Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ted Wells buys Williams sisters' NY pad for $2.1 million

Ted Wells has been paid a whole bunch of money by the NFL in the last year, and he’s putting some of that dough to use. The New York Daily News, citing public records, reported Thursday that Wells bought a New York apartment for $2.1 million. The seller of that loft apartment? Venus and Serena Williams. Wells, a criminal attorney, was hired by the NFL to conduct an “independent...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams beats Flavia Pennetta in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams rebounded to beat Italy's Flavia Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Tuesday in the first round of the WTA Tour's Rogers Cup. The 21-time Grand Slam winner won a day after sister Venus Williams was eliminated in straight sets by Germany's Sabine Lisicki. Also Tuesday, France's Alize Cornet upset ninth-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 6-3, 6-7 (2...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

After lengthy rain delay, Venus blown out in Rogers Cup first round in Toronto

  After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup. "I really had an off day," Williams said. "It was definitely a long wait and tough to not warm up. My opponent and I were under the same conditions, and she played really well." Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams ousted in 1st round at Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) After waiting out a lengthy rain delay, Germany's Sabine Lisicki defeated Venus Williams 6-0, 6-3 Monday night in their first-round match at the Rogers Cup. Rain washed out most of the matches scheduled in the women's half of the draw, and Williams and Lisicki didn't take the court until after 10 p.m. When they did, the 14th-seeded Williams wasn't sharp, giving away...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennis: Azarenka’s summer exploits and expectations

Victoria Azarenka may be taking a recovery break from professional tennis due to her recently injured shoulder, having not entered a title since her Wimbledon quarterfinal loss to Serena Williams, but that doesn’t mean her summer hasn’t been busy. While many top-ranked players have taken time off to relax, heal up, or train, Azarenka has been spending her time off a little differently...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams ousted from 1st round of Istanbul Cup

ISTANBUL (AP) Top-seeded Venus Williams was eliminated from the first round of the Istanbul Cup in a 6-4, 7-6 (4) upset by Ukrainian qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko on Tuesday. Bondarenko managed three service breaks in the opening set and took a 5-2 lead in the second before Williams rallied, winning four consecutive games and serving at 6-5 for the set. But the momentum swung back...
Via AP on Fox
July 21, 2015  |  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
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Williams says Serena has "big opportunity"

WASHINGTON (AP) Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women's tennis when a young girl asked her, ''How is it playing against your sister?'' Williams responded: ''Never easy, never easy.'' Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time major champion and former No. 1 recognized the ''big opportunity'' her sister...
Via AP on Fox
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon: Serena Williams has no rivalry

The sibling rivalry between the Williams sisters made headlines this weekend when they were set to face each other earlier today in the fourth round of Wimbledon. Despite Serena’s tough third-round match against Britain’s Heather Watson, which led ESPN’s experts to predict she would have a long match against her sister Venus, the sisters played for just over an hour, Serena...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Venus Cruises Past Serena in Wimbledon Semifinal

Even though the majority of their respective careers have already happened, watching Serena and Venus Williams square off in tennis is still special. The two faced one another today in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. Sure, each wants to win, but […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wimbledon Monday primer: Williams vs. Williams kicks off exciting day

One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. "They've been unbelievable for the sport. I've said that many times," said Roger Federer, a seven-time Wimbledon champion...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Williams matchup headlines Monday's action at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) One five-time Wimbledon champion is guaranteed to reach the quarterfinals. Another is assured of elimination. That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the grass-court Grand Slam in southwest London. ''They've been unbelievable for the sport. I've said that many times,'' said Roger Federer, a seven-time...
Via AP on Fox
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Just like old times, it's Williams vs. Williams at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) Just like old times. Used to be that a match involving Miss Williams vs. Miss Williams, as they like to say at the All England Club, was a regular occurrence at the latter stages of the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. During a span of eight majors from the U.S. Open in 2001 to Wimbledon in 2003, Serena and Venus Williams participated in six all-in-the...
Via AP on Fox
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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