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A couple of hours after reaching her seventh Wimbledon final, Serena Williams returned to Centre Court with sister Venus to secure a spot in the semifinals of the doubles tournament.
The Williams sisters routed Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-1 in less than hour Thursday. The Williams sisters are playing a doubles tournament for the first time in two years and are looking for their fifth Wimbledon title together. They'll next play Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond.
French Open champions Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci's 25-match winning streak ended when they lost 6-3, 6-4 to Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in their quarterfinal match.
Men's defending champions Bob and Mike Bryan overcame Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 5-7, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals.
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Serena Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska (uh, what?) will face off in the finals of Wimbeldon. It’s been a hell of a fortnight if I do say so myself.
Is there a more intimidating woman in sports right now? I guess Brittney Griner, but that’s purely based on height and that sucker punch she threw a couple years back. If you lock Griner in the octagon with Serena it wouldn’t even...
Serena Williams will be playing for two Wimbledon titles this weekend after she and sister Venus rallied from a set down Friday to reach the doubles final.
The Williams sisters struggled with their serves in the first set but recovered to beat American duo Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. They won seven straight games to take the second set and grab a 3-0 lead in the...
Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 on Centre Court.
Williams, 30, claimed her 14th major championship with a backhand on match point, she climbed into the stands to hug her father, sister Venus, who is also a five-time Wimbledon champion, and their mother among others.
Williams looked like a champion from...
This was not just more of the same for Serena Williams, another Wimbledon, another championship. No, what's lost is that this was a great comeback story for her.
Two years ago, she won Wimbledon and seemed unbeatable. Since then, she had been beaten down. A foot injury followed by life-threatening blood clots in her lungs. Then, lost confidence followed by lost composure.
Radwanska’s Keys to Victory:
1. Don’t let Serena set up- Here is the problem for Radwanska. She is a good all-court player who plays consistently and doesn’t make mistakes. She works her opponents around the court and makes them play shots they don’t want to play. And that’s great for her. It just got her to a Wimbledon final. But it is a style of play that Serena just...
Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final.
The 13-time Grand Slam champion advanced to her seventh Wimbledon final by beating second-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 (6) Thursday.
Williams finished with a Wimbledon record 24 aces, and won 20 of the 24 points on her serve in the first set.
Williams will face Agnieszka Radwanska in Saturday's final. The third...
June 25-July 8, 2012
Results – Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ladies’ Singles – Semifinals
(6) Serena Williams (USA) d. (2) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 63 76(6)
(3) Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) d. (8) Angelique Kerber (GER) 63 64
Ladies’ Doubles – Quarterfinals
(6) Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE/CZE) d. (2) Errani/Vinci (ITA/ITA) 63 64
If you’ve never seen Venus and Serena Williams play doubles together, it is a beautiful thing. There is something about the body language, the togetherness, the love. But on Wednesday at Wimbledon, it was painful. They had two long matches in one day, when Serena would have been better off resting, as her singles semifinal would be coming the next day.
She was there for her...
Wimbledon Schedule of Play for July 7, 2012
CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 2.00 PM START
1 Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)  33 vs Serena Williams (USA)  65
2 Robert Lindstedt (SWE) / Horia Tecau (ROU)  16 vs Jonathan Marray (GBR) / Frederik Nielsen (DEN) 39
3 Serena Williams (USA) / Venus Williams (USA) 20 vs
Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) / Lucie Hradecka (CZE) [6...