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Kimiko Date Krumm
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We have now come up with two opponents who can beat Serena Williams: Andy Murray and 21-year-old Serena Williams. That's where the discussion went Thursday after Williams clobbered Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 in the second round at Wimbledon.
Responding to a tweet from a reader, Murray wrote in a column in a London newspaper that he would love to challenge Serena and suggested Las Vegas as a possible site. And apparently Martina Navratilova said on The Tennis Channel that Williams is so amazing at 31 that she would beat Williams at 21.
No, she wouldn't. And Murray would win easily, but that doesn't really matter. It's just filler conversation. This is crickets-chirping time in the women's draw, as everyone is just waiting for Williams to finish off her last five matches. By everyone, I mean the other players.
At this point, Williams' opponents are Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf. She is competing against history for label of best-ever.
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Men's tennis star Andy Murray is game for a duel against women's tennis stud Serena Williams.The Englishman raised the possibility of a modern-day battle of the sexes in a recent column for BBC Sport and even suggested Las Vages as the place to do it.Murray brought up the topic while discussing the difference between playing five-set and three-set matches in the sport.â...
Venus Williams says the bad back that forced her out of Wimbledon shouldn't keep her out of the U.S. Open two months from now.
During a conference call with reporters Friday, the seven-time Grand Slam champion said, ''I definitely have full expectations to be at the Open.''
Back home in Florida, Williams says she's keeping tabs on Wimbledon where her sister...
Even Steffi and Martina in their primes would have their hands full with Serena Williams the way the latter is playing right now. So you can only imagine what must be going through the heads of those in the camp of Kimiko Date-Krumm, the 42-year-old Japanese trooper who just became the oldest woman to reach the third round at Wimbledon and will have to contend with Serena next.
This week has seen two major tennis stories break:1. Serena Williams pulled the âheh, maybe she shouldnât have been wearing clothes or trying to have fun!â argument about the Stubenville rape survivor and spent the rest of the week alternately apologizing or blaming reporters for writing down the words she said.2. Burnsy debuted his 73 Sports Movies In 73 Days feature by reminding...
Venus Williams may not be playing tennis at Wimbledon but her fashions certainly are. Pictured is her Perfect Mesh dress spotted in SW19 on Johanna Konta. Sleek, fitted and not in-the-way flouncy. I adore the low scooping neckline, and pieced graphic on the mesh t-back; really modern, figure flattering and absolutely performance oriented. Find it at EleVen, Tennis-Warehouse and EleVenbyVenus...
By now, two days into a tennis major, the US media usually have rushed in to talk about all the new hope in American tennis. Why the rush? Because the future is now! No, really it's because in two more days, everyone but Serena Williams usually would be out.
So it's now or never. And I'm usually ridiculing the rush. But this time, for the first time in years, the hope...
Five-time champion Serena Williams avoided the kind of early upset that has sent many top players tumbling out of Wimbledon, beating Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the third round.
(June 26, 2013) No. 2 seed Andy Murray brought some order to a day full of upsets and withdrawals with a straightforward win over Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan 6-3, 6-3, 7-5 in just over two hours to move into the third round. Murray was asked about what he thought about all of the chaos taking [...]
(June 27, 2013) Sports network ESPN has released the nominations list for their annual ESPY Awards (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly), and it includes not only best male and female tennis-exclusive categories, but also nods to Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in various other categories. (Remember to cast your official votes at the ESPYS websiteÂ here.)
Andy Murray might not be the only British quarterfinalist at this Wimbledon.
The rain continued to make its presence felt on Friday as a mixture of postponed second-round matches and third-round matches unfolded.Â Here are the studs and duds from the fifth day of Midsummer Mayhem, where no seed is safe.
Match of the day:Â The tremors of Wednesdayâs earthquakes have not quite...
Looks like Maria Sharapova won't be invited to the cool parties OR win Wimbledon.
With a whole lot of yelling and screaming, poof, there went the fun we were expecting for two weeks at Wimbledon. Sharapova lost 6-3, 6-4 in the second round Wednesday to Michelle Larcher de Brito. They are two of the loudest grunters on tour.
No more snickering comments back and forth with Serena...
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS Wimbledon, Great Britain June 24-July 6, 2013 Grand Slam Grass/Outdoors Results â Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Ladiesâ Singles â First Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. Mandy Minella (LUX) 61 63 (4) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (Q) Yvonne Meusburger (AUT) 61 61 (6) Li Na (CHN) d. Michaella Krajicek (NED) 61 61 (7) [...]