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As a 4-year-old she watched Venus Williams playing on TV and fell in love with her dress.
So began the tennis career of young Madison Keys.
''I really wanted a tennis dress,'' said a smiling Keys, now 17. ''My parents told me that if I played, they would buy me one. I was like, `Hey, I'll try it.'''
Keys now has a closet full of tennis dresses and enough talent to have reached the third round at the Australian Open on Wednesday.
Ranked 105th and playing with a wild-card entry, Keys powered through the second round beating 30th-ranked Tamira Paszek 6-2, 6-1 in just 56 minutes - drawing accolades from people who are now watching her play.
One of them was retired three-time Grand Slam winner and fellow American Lindsey Davenport, who thinks that Keys has ''incredible potential.''
''Best hope I've seen for US since Williams,'' Davenport tweeted, not clarifying if she meant the 32-year-old Venus - who owns ...
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Like watching a professional golfer shank one into the woods during a big tournament, there’s something gratifying about seeing Serena Williams whack herself in the face with her own racket. It’s not that I derive pleasure in the pain and suffering of others—far from it—but rather it’s nice to finally be able to relate to Williams, one of the most sleek, powerful, and graceful...
Serena Williams overcame a right ankle injury to win her first match at the Australian Open 6-0, 6-0 over Edina Gallovits-Hall on Tuesday.
With the match 19 minutes old and Williams leading 4-0, the 15-time major winner fell to the court awkwardly, clutching her right ankle. She was helped to her court-side chair before having her ankle heavily taped by a WTA trainer.
First the ankle, now the mouth.
Serena Williams wasn't giving herself any lip as she beat Garbine Muguruza, a 19-year-old Spaniard, 6-2, 6-0, in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday -- she was just hitting it.
You have to produce a very strange follow-through on your forehand to hit yourself in the mouth with your racket, but never underestimate Serena's...
Serena Williams overcame a right ankle injury to win her first match at the Australian Open, routing Edina Gallovits-Hall 6-0, 6-0 on Tuesday.
With the match 19 minutes old and Williams leading 4-0, the 15-time major winner fell to the court awkwardly, clutching her right ankle. She was helped to her court-side chair and her ankle was heavily taped by a WTA trainer.
(January 17, 2013) Serena Williams answered the questions about her ankle with a 6-2, 6-0 rout of No. 112 Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Thursday at the Australian Open.The American rolled over on her right ankle falling on the court during her first round 6-0, 6-0 win over Edina Gallovits-Hall.
“I didn’t feel anything today,” in terms of the ankle injury said Williams. ...
Serena Williams won her Australian Open second round match today 6-2, 6-0 over Spanish teen Garbine Muguruza. And in doing so, she hit herself in the face with her follow through.
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Video: Serena Williams injures ankle in Australian Open.
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Now that the Australian Open is in full force, it’s time to step back from the scorelines and enjoy the players’ on court fashions a bit, shall we?
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