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Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ racket to hit auction block

The tennis racket used by Billie Jean King during the epic “Battle of the Sexes” match is set to sell for $200,000 at auction. On September 20, 1973, Wimbledon Champion Billie Jean King played a $100,000 purse best-of-five match against former Wimbledon and US Open champion Bobby Riggs. Riggs, then 55, had claimed the women’s...
Via New York Post
15 hours ago

Maria Sharapova investigated for real estate conspiracy

NEW DELHI — Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off. Real estate firm Homestead Infrastructure is accused of taking tens of millions of rupees from home...
Via New York Post
18 hours ago

Goffin looking to cap terrific end of season with Davis Cup

PARIS (AP) — David Goffin will soon find out if his self-confidence can help him get over fatigue. Following victories over Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer last week at the ATP Finals, Goffin’s morale is rock solid as he prepares to lead Belgium against France in the Davis Cup final. The French, with a team featuring Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille and doubles specialists including...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Indian police probe Maria Sharapova housing fraud case

NEW DELHI (AP) — Maria Sharapova is being investigated by police in India in a cheating and criminal conspiracy case involving a real estate company who used the tennis star to endorse a luxury housing project that never took off. Real estate firm Homestead Infrastructure is accused of taking tens of millions of rupees (millions of dollars) from home buyers for a project named “Ballet...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Serena Williams used baby double for daughter in Gatorade commercial

A Gatorade commercial starring Serena Williams is drawing rave reviews for the message of empowerment the tennis icon relays in the spot to her newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia, not to mention all girls, to keep playing sports.But Gatorade has now confirmed that the infant Williams is cradling in the commercial is not her two-month-old daughter. A baby double instead was used as...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova looks completely unrecognizable

Maria Sharapova looked unrecognizable by simply donning a black wig. Sharapova completed her new ensemble with some matching black clothes to give her a goth look. But the makeover won’t be lasting long as she only donned the outfit for a murder-mystery game with friends. Sharapova wrote on Instagram: “Halloween might be over but Murder...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

10 absurd details from Serena Williams’ wedding, including “Pony,” a carousel, a Gatorade recovery bar, and bejeweled Nikes

Tennis star Serena Williams got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans Thursday, and the Vogue story on the wedding is just full of insane details. Here are 10 of the craziest. 10. The way they met, and the proposal: This is squeaking in there because it’s not technically part of the wedding, and it’s also been out there for a while, but can we just point out...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago

Goffin ousts Federer in ATP Finals semifinal comeback

LONDON (AP) — David Goffin ended Roger Federer’s bid for a seventh ATP Finals title by stunning the favorite 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday. The Belgian claimed the biggest win of his career and qualified for the final on Sunday, when he will face Grigor Dimitrov or Jack Sock. They play later Saturday. Federer looked to be heading toward his 11th final at the elite season...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian married in New Orleans

Tennis star Serena Williams married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in New Orleans on Thursday.
Via Sporting News
5 days ago

Love game: Serena Williams reportedly marries in New Orleans

The game is love for tennis star Serena Williams and her new husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans, according to a story and photos posted on Vogue’s website on Friday night. Vogue said the celebrity guests at Thursday’s ceremony included Beyonce and Kim Kardashian West. The 36-year-old Williams has won 23...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Andy Murray, coach Ivan Lendl end 2nd stint together

Andy Murray and Ivan Lendl are calling it quits for a second time, ending a partnership that produced three Grand Slam titles and two Olympic gold medals. Murray announced Friday on his website that he and Lendl “have mutually agreed to end their coaching relationship.” With Lendl guiding him, Murray won the U.S. Open in 2012, and Wimbledon in 2013, becoming the first British man...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Goffin beats Thiem to set up ATP Finals semi with Federer

LONDON (AP) — David Goffin is through to face Roger Federer in the last four of the ATP Finals after defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 on Friday. From 0-3, 0-15 down in the opening set, the No. 7-ranked Goffin won 15 consecutive points to take control of the match, and never looked back. Goffin will face six-time champion Federer at the O2 Arena on Saturday. Grigor Dimitrov and Jack...
Via MyNorthwest.com
6 days ago

Venus Williams has $400K worth of items stolen from Florida home

Venus Williams' home was burglarized while she was at the U.S. Open in New York in September.
Via Sporting News
6 days ago

Venus Williams’ home robbed of $400K during US Open

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open. Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday about the burglary, which happened between Sept. 1 and 5. Police redacted details of what was stolen. The burglary was first reported by...
Via New York Post
6 days ago

Burglars steal $400,000 from Venus Williams’ Florida home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams’ Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the U.S. Open. Palm Beach Gardens police released a report Thursday about the burglary, which happened between Sept. 1 and 5. Police redacted details of what was stolen. The burglary was first reported by WPEC-TV. In June, Williams was involved in...
Via MyNorthwest.com
6 days ago

Ex-France minister has to pay damages to Nadal

PARIS (AP) — Former French minister for health and sport Roselyne Bachelot was ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($11,800) in damages to Rafael Nadal on Thursday after accusing him of doping. In March last year, Bachelot said on a French television show that Nadal’s seven-month injury layoff in 2012 was “probably due to a positive doping test.” Nadal, who has won 16 Grand Slam titles,...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Federer beats Cilic again, this time at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) — In a rematch of this year’s Wimbledon final, Roger Federer came out on top again. The second-ranked Swiss lost the first set Thursday but still managed to beat Marin Cilic 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1 at the ATP Finals. Federer had already advanced to the semifinals at the season-ending tournament by winning his opening two matches at the O2 Arena, while Cilic had already been...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

Jack Sock beats Marin Cilic in straight sets at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) — Jack Sock won for the first time at the ATP Finals on Tuesday, beating Wimbledon finalist Marin Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Sock lost his debut match to Roger Federer, but he is now 1-1 in his round-robin group. Cilic, who has won only one of his eight matches overall at the season-ending tournament, is 0-2 and will be eliminated if Federer beats Alexander Zverev in the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

Tsonga, Pouille to lead France in Davis Cup final

PARIS (AP) — Julien Benneteau’s deep run at the Paris Masters this month earned him a recall by France for the Davis Cup final against Belgium. Benneteau was summoned beside Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille, Nicolas Mahut, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Richard Gasquet by captain Yannick Noah on Tuesday. All have played at some point for France this year. At the Paris Masters, Benneteau...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago

What role might notable stars’ injuries have played this year?

The 2017 tennis season is almost over. It was a special season for a few reasons besides the elephant in the room: the return of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. 2017 held a couple firsts for some players. Jack Sock won his first Masters title and is competing in his first year-end finals. The same is true for Alexander Zverev who won his first and second Masters titles, and is ranked...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

ATP World Tour Finals preview and predictions

Today the 2017 ATP World Tour Finals kicked off with Roger Federer taking on Jack Sock. Federer kicked off his bid for a seventh title at the O2 with a nice victory, winning 6-4 7-6. Here I will make some predictions for how I think the rest of the group stage will play out, and for who I think will come out on top in London. The group makeup is as follows: Roger Federer, Jack Sock...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Federer wins opening match at ATP Finals

LONDON (AP) — One break of serve, and a mini-break, was all Roger Federer needed to win his opening match at the season-ending ATP Finals on Sunday. The 19-time Grand Slam champion broke Jack Sock in the first game of the 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory at the O2 Arena. Both then held serve the rest of the way. The 36-year-old Federer, who is ranked No. 2 in the world and won the Australian...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

Vandeweghe gives US 2-1 lead over Belarus in Fed Cup final

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe beat Aryna Sabalenka 7-6 (5), 6-1 on Sunday to give the United States a 2-1 lead over Belarus in the Fed Cup final. Sabalenka had an opportunity to take an early lead in the match when up 5-4 but she failed to take advantage of a set point on Vandeweghe’s serve in the tenth game. In the tiebreaker, Sabalenka led 4-1, but surrendered her lead...
Via MyNorthwest.com
11 days ago

Vandeweghe gives US early lead in Fed Cup final vs Belarus

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe gave the United States a 1-0 lead in the Fed Cup final against Belarus on Saturday with the Americans looking to break a 17-year championship drought. Vandeweghe beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 6-4 in front of a boisterous home crowd in Belarus. “I think that’s part of having the home court advantage and I would expect the same in the U.S.,”...
Via MyNorthwest.com
12 days ago

Vandeweghe to open against Sasnovich in Fed Cup final

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe will play in the opening match of the Fed Cup final on Saturday when the United States takes on Belarus looking for its record 18th title in the competition. The 10th-ranked Vandeweghe was drawn to face Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first singles match. U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will then play Aryna Sabalenka. “You play a match, you win...
Via MyNorthwest.com
13 days ago
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