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Serena Williams moved her Madrid Open title defense into the third round after beating Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 6-2, 7-5 on Tuesday.
Despite being unsettled by her opponent's drop-shots and lobs, top-ranked Williams moves on to pursue a fourth title of the year and 50th of her career.
Williams hasn't won much on the clay. She won on blue clay here a year ago and on green clay in the U.S. last month. She hasn't won on red clay since the 2002 French Open.
Also, Marion Bartoli of France overcame a fall to beat qualifier Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-4.
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Sloane Stephens went off on Serena Williams in a recent interview and said the two have not been close since she beat Williams. See her must-read quotes here.
Serena Williams responded to the criticism she faced from Sloane Stephens by saying she is a big fan of the up-and-coming player. In an interview with ESPN The Magazine, Stephens said her mentor-protege relationship with Williams had been overblown by the media, and that Williams essentially dropped her as a friend after losing to her at the Australian Open in January. Following...
Earlier this year when Serena Williams faced off against Sloane Stephens in the Australian Open, a lot was made about their alleged “friendship” and the mentor role Williams had taken on with Sloane. In a recent interview in ESPN the magazine, Sloane corrects that myth and actually comes for Serena’s neck.
“She’s not said one word to me, not spoken to me, not said hi,...
Stephens was in her feelings when Serena Williams unfollowed her on Twitter and eased up on the communication after Stephens beat her at the Australian Open.
What Stephens needs to learn is in the world of professional sports, you have no friends. You can’t be buddy buddy with everyone and Serena sees her a threat, so I am not surprised she doesn’t want to do girl talk with her...
Women’s Tennis player Sloane Stephens is one of the few young, rising African American players on the tour. So naturally, people made an immediate connection between Stephens and the biggest star in Tennis Serena Williams. Many might think that the two enjoy a close relationship and perhaps Serena has become the mentor for the young [...]
We reported the news a couple days ago of female Tennis player Sloane Stephens ripping Serena Williams for reportedly not being friendly towards her and unfollowing her on twitter. Apparently, the two spoke and Sloane tweeted this out recently regarding the issue. Guilty of being naive. Much respect 4 @serenawilliams , a champ & the GOAT. [...]
By Tumaini Carayol (May 7, 2013) MADRID – As the traveling tennis circus rolled into Madrid, the tennis world was immediately consumed by shocking off-court happenings that left the actual tennis firmly in the shadows. The first alarm bells rang as a suspiciously scribbled magazine scan was uploaded into a small pocket of the internet [...]
(May 5, 2013) In an interview with ESPN The Magazine done in late March, included in the May 13th issue, Sloane Stephens criticized Serena Williams. Stephens said that Serena has not spoken to her since she beat Serena in the Australian Open quarterfinals. “[Serena has] not said one word to me, not spoken to me, [...]
Women’s Tennis player Sloane Stephens is one of the few young, rising African American players on the tour. So naturally, people made an immediate connection between Stephens and the biggest star in Tennis Serena Williams. Many might think that the two enjoy a close relationship and perhaps Serena has become the mentor for the young rising star.
So when Stephens beat Serena...
Ah, the trials and flubs of youth.
Sloane Stephens created a furor last week with her overhead slamming comments of Serena Williams in an interview with ESPN The Magazine. Now, the rising American tennis player is backing off her digs.
Guilty of being naive. Much respect 4 @ serenawilliams , a champ & the GOAT. We spoke, we're good. ONWARD! #lifelessons
-- Sloane Stephens...
By Tumaini Carayol (May 6, 2013) MADRID – After her 7-5, 6-2 victory over Alexandra Dulgheru, Maria Sharapova, Tennis Panorama News asked Sharapova about Sloane Stephens‘ controversial comments on Serena Williams. “No, I mean, I don’t really hide any feelings too much. I think everyone knows this is my job here. When I’m on the [...]
Top-ranked Serena Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-1 to advance to the second round of the Madrid Open on Sunday.
Williams says ''I felt a little sluggish out there.'' She next faces Lourdes Dominguez-Lino of Spain.
Putintseva broke Williams' serve early to open up a 3-1 lead in the first set. But the defending champion settled down after...
MUTUA MADRID OPEN Madrid, Spain May 4-12, 2013 Red Clay/Outdoors Results – Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Women’s Singles – Second Round (1) Serena Williams (USA) d. (WC) Lourdes Domínguez Lino (ESP) 62 75 (2) Maria Sharapova (RUS) d. (Q) Christina Mchale (USA) 61 62 Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) d. (11) Nadia Petrova (RUS) 76(2) 46 [...]