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The first WTA tournament of 2013 will have a pair of Grand Slam champions from 2012 in the field: Wimbledon and U.S. Open winner Serena Williams and French Open titleholder Maria Sharapova.
Brisbane International tournament officials said Thursday that Williams and Sharapova would join the previously-announced Andy Murray, who won his first Grand Slam singles title at the U.S. Open on Monday, in the Dec. 30-Jan. 6 ATP-WTA tournament.
Williams, who won the London Olympics singles gold medal in August, beating Sharapova in the final, and doubles gold with sister Venus, advanced to the Brisbane quarterfinals early this year before withdrawing with a left ankle sprain.
Sharapova, who completed her career Grand Slam with a win at Roland Garros in June, is making her first appearance at the Brisbane International.
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After her disappointing loss in the first round of the French Open back in April (during which she was an emotional wreck), Serena Williams began working with a new coach in France. In the process, she may also have found herself a new boyfriend.
Serena and Patrick Mouratouglou were recently spotted in France together looking like far more than just a teacher and his pupil. As you...
Looks like Venus isn’t the only Williams sister with a new boo. Serena Williams was spotted “boo-loving” with her tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. The two were spotted in Paris looking like more than “coach and tennis player.” Serena recently stated that Mouratoglou has “restored the joy of playing tennis.” The two look happy but, [...]
Newly crowned US Open champion Serena Williams and sister Venus will play each other in an exhibition match on a visit to South Africa in early November.
The Americans will also attend a coaching clinic in the famous Soweto township when they travel to the country in support of a women's charity, organizers said Wednesday. They will face each other on court for the first time...
According to OnTheGoTennis.comSerena Williams might be off the market fellas.
Well, well, well…….what do we have here?
There was a rumor Serena Williams was dating Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitriov after they were seen rooting for each other at the Sony Ericsson Open, but with these new pics it obvious that Grigor and Serena are just friends because she is dating his coach...
Newly crowned US Open champion Serena Williams and 2012 French Open champion Maria Sharapova today confirmed they have signed on for the Brisbane International 2013.
Williams is looking forward to her second appearance at the Brisbane International. “I love the tournament, it’s great,” said Williams, whose US Open triumph this week capped off a golden tennis year that included...
Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Serena Williams and sister Venus will play each other in an exhibition match on a visit to South Africa in early November.
Organizers say the Americans will also attend a coaching clinic in the Soweto township when they travel to the country in support of a women's charity. They will face each other on court for the first time in Africa at the...
We all know that Serena Williams LURVS her some karaoke, and after winning her 15th Major title (and becoming the first female athlete to make over $40,000,000 in prize money) she decided to show all of us her dazzling (or ear piercing?) karaoke skills as she belted out Gloria Gaynor's classic, "I Will Survive." It is so amazing. Enjoy!
Last night, tennis superstar Serena Williams dropped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and talked about her karaoke bar celebration after winning the U.S. Open women's tennis tournament.
Serena mentioned that she sung Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" during the night and Jimmy decided to put her on the spot by getting her to sing it to his audience...
U.S. open champ Serena Williams stopped by the hilarious Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show yesterday, where she talked on her two Olympic gold medals, (doubles and single) Wimbledon victories, and even had time to sing for the audience as she had some Karaoke fun with Jimmy. Serena looked gorgeous for the show in her “girly girl” ensemble, according to fashionbomdaily.com...
Serena Williams loves Karaoke. Grainy videos of her performing in random karaoke spots have been popping up for years. But on Monday night’s appearance on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” Serena displayed her skills, performing the same song she celebrated her fourth U.S. Open title with. The disco classic, Gloria Gaynor’s “I will survive.” Can’t [...]
In a turnaround from the overnight ratings released earlier in the week, final numbers for the singles finals of the U.S. Open increased slightly from last year. Sunday’s Serena Williams/Victoria Azarenka U.S. Open women’s final drew a 3.4 final rating and 5.165 million viewers on CBS, up a tick in ratings and 5% in viewership from last year (3.4, 4.927M), and up 100% and 98...
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FROM THE USTA -FLUSHING, N.Y., September 12, 2012 – The USTA today announced that the 2012 US Open, driven by two of the most compelling singles finals in the tournament’s 131 years, was one of the most successful years in the tournament’s history. Total attendance topped 700,000 for the fifth time finishing at 710,803.
Television viewership of the three-set women’s...