Posted May 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
Venus Williams lost in the first round of the Italian Open to Laura Robson. Now sister Serena will get a chance to even the score. Robson, a quickly improving 19-year-old British player, beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 on Monday to set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena. The 19-year-old Robson won the Wimbledon junior title at 14. At last week's Madrid Open, she upset fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska before losing in the third round to 16th-seeded Ana Ivanovic in a third-set tiebreaker. ''I just like it on big courts against these huge players because I just go out there with nothing to lose,'' the 39th-ranked Robson said. ''I can remember seeing (Venus) play at Wimbledon when I was about 10 and I was kind of blown away with the speed that she hit the ball. ''Today when she hit it in the center of the racket it was basically point over, so I just had to take my chances.'' Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Ital...

Robson beats Venus, faces Serena next

Laura Robson overcame strong winds to beat Venus Williams 6-3, 6-2 at the Italian Open on Monday and set up a second-round match with top-ranked Serena Williams. Both players struggled with the wind at the Foro Italico, with Robson hitting eight double-faults and Venus six, although Venus' errors came at more inopportune times, notably two double-faults in the final game. Robson...

Serena Williams tweets that she lost her "blanky"

Breaking news....Serena Williams lost her blanky... I lost my blanky :( — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 12, 2013 Although we don't know what that necessarily "the blanky" is, we hope that she recovers it in time to celebrate her Madrid Open win.

Serena Williams wins 50th career title taking Madrid Open Sunday

It’s win number 50 for Serena Williams. Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to retain her No. 1 ranking and nab her 50th career title. “It feels good,” Williams said of winning her 50th title. “I don’t know how many more I can win. Who knows if I will ever win another title? I just want to live the dream. Hopefully, I can keep...

Serena Williams Gets Some Family Revenge While Djokovic, Federer Advance Easily in Rome

(May 14, 2013) World No. 1 Serena Williams exacted some family revenge with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Laura Robson on Tuesday in the second round of the Italian Open. Robson ousted Venus Williams on Monday. “It was a good match – she played really well and really smart, “Williams said to reporters. She’s just [...]

Serena holds on to No. 1 ranking

Defending champion Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to both retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title. With the top ranking at stake, Williams stormed out to an early lead as Sharapova struggled with her serve. The second-ranked Russian briefly recovered her poise in the second set, but Williams' form never...

How Serena Williams Defeated Maria Sharapova in Madrid

  By Tumaini Carayol (May 12, 2013) MADRID – Since their fateful Australian Open final all those years ago, contests between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have come to closer resemble brutal murder than a simple tennis match. Over 6 of the most turbulent years the WTA has seen, one of the few constants to [...]

Final 2013 Madrid Open Results

MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 4-12, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Sunday, May 12, 2013 Women’s Singles – Final (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) 61 64 Women’s Doubles – Final (May 11th) Pavlyuchenkova/Safarova (RUS/CZE) d. Black/Erakovic (ZIM/NZL) 62 64 Men’s Singles – Final [5] R Nadal (ESP) d [15] S [...]

Serena’s 50 Titles

 .aon8{position:absolute;clip:rect(468px,auto,auto,475px);}BEST payday loans To celebrate Serena Williams winning her 50th WTA title in Madrid this past weekend, I’ve made a handy infographic charting Serena’s 50 titles. Enjoy! Highlights of the Tennis Weekend: It was a weekend of milestones with Serena winning her 50th and Rafael Nadal winning his 40th title on clay in...

Serena Stays on Top, Beats Sharapova in Madrid Final

Serena Williams (1) battled Maria Sharapova (2) for the women’s No. 1 ranking on Sunday in Madrid. After 80 minutes of play Williams prevailed, defeating Sharapova in two sets, 6-1, 6-4, and securing her position as the highest ranked women’s tennis player in the world. The win marks the 50th title for Williams and a repeat victory in Madrid. Sharapova
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