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The United States' female Olympians have been honored by WNBA with its Inspiration Award.
The women, who won 58 of the Americans' 104 medals at the London Games, were celebrated at the league's Inspiring Women Luncheon on Monday.
Tennis star Venus Williams - who earned her fourth Olympic gold, including her third in doubles with her sister Serena - credited Title IX and players such as Althea Gibson and Billie Jean King with paving the way for her opportunities.
Teresa Edwards, a five-time Olympic medalist - including four golds - and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, received the Pioneer Award for serving as a role model on and off the court.
Also, the U.S. women's basketball team was recognized for winning its fifth straight gold.
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NEW YORK – A US Open Fan Appreciation Sale will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The 50% off Fan Appreciation Sale, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, applies to all products remaining at the US Open. Entrance to the sale is located at the East Gate located next to parking lot B.
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Despite the women’s U.S. Open finals airing during the football games yesterday, I made it a point to tune in and watch.
Serena Williams was two-points away from defeat when, I think, she finally realized the task that was ahead of her. She came back to defeat the top-ranked Victoria Azarenka by winning the last four games 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
Won 15, Lost 4 1999 U.S. Open - def. Martina Hingis, 6-3, 7-6 (4).
2001 U.S. Open - lost to Venus Williams, 6-2, 6-4.
2002 French Open - def. V.Williams, 7-5, 6-3.
2002 Wimbledon - def. V.Williams, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
2002 U.S. Open - def. V.Williams, 6-4, 6-3.
2003 Australian Open - def. V.Williams, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-4.
2003 Wimbledon - def. V.Williams, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.
2012 - Serena Williams
2011 - Sam Stosur
2010 - Kim Clijsters
2009 - Kim Clijsters
2008 - Serena Williams
2007 - Justine Henin
2006 - Maria Sharapova
2005 - Kim Clijsters
2004 - Svetlana Kuznetsova
2003 - Justine Henin-Hardenne
2002 - Serena Williams
2001 - Venus Williams
2000 - Venus Williams
1999 - Serena Williams
1998 - Lindsay Davenport
1997 - Martina Hingis
2012 - Serena Williams def. Victoria Azarenka, 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
2011 - Sam Stosur def. Serena Williams, 6-2, 6-3.
2010 - Kim Clijsters def. Vera Zvonareva, 6-2, 6-1.
2009 - Kim Clijsters def. Caroline Wozniacki, 7-5, 6-3.
2008 - Serena Williams def. Jelena Jankovic, 6-4, 7-5.
2007 - Justine Henin def. Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-1, 6-3.
2006 - Maria Sharapova def. Justine Henin-Hardenne...
From the USTA– The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that American Samantha Crawford of Atlanta, Ga., captured the 2012 US Open Girls’ Junior Championship with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over No. 12 seed Anett Kontaveit of Estonia at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sunday. Crawford, who currently trains at the USTA National Training Center in...
NEW YORK (September 10, 2012) – World TeamTennis, the coed professional tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King, today announced an agreement to air the WTT Eastern Conference Championship and the WTT Finals on NBC Sports Network, Sept. 15-16.
NBC Sports Network will air six hours of coverage from the WTT Finals Weekend presented by GEICO, set for Sept. 14-16 at the Family...
U.S. Open Men's Final Stats By The Associated Press Monday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Andy Murray (3) def. Novak Djokovic (2), 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2-6, 3-6, 6-2. Murray Djokovic
1st Serve Percentage 65 62
Aces 5 7
Double Faults 4 5
1st Serve Winning Pct. 62 63
2nd Serve Winning Pct. 48 42
Fastest serve (mph) 132 128
Average 1st serve speed...
All-Time Women's Majors Singles Titles By The Associated Press Through 2012 U.S. Open Aus Fre Wim U.S. Total
Margaret Smith Court 11 5 3 5 24
Steffi Graf 4 6 7 5 22
Helen Wills Moody - 4 8 7 19
Chris Evert 2 7 3 6 18
Martina Navratilova 3 2 9 4 18
Serena Williams 5 1 5 4 15
Billie Jean King 1 1 6 4 12
Maureen Connolly 1 2 3 3 9
Monica Seles 4 3 - 2 9