How Serena Williams lost her No. 1 ranking without playing a match

Serena Williams pulled out of this week's Indian Wells tournament on Tuesday, a move that ends her six-week reign at No. 1 before it even began. Those six weeks appear to be the longest stretch a player has held, and then lost, the No. 1 ranking without playing a match. As a result of the bloodless coup, Angelique Kerber, who Serena dethroned with her victory at the Australian Open...
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Venus Williams becomes oldest woman in Grand Slam final since Martina Navratilova in 1994

At age 36, and for the first time since 2009, Venus Williams is again in a Grand Slam final. Venus Williams is again finding incredible success in majors. Williams won her last Grand Slam singles title (and her seventh overall) at Wimbledon in 2008, appeared in her last final there the following year, and advanced to at least the fourth round in all four majors in 2010, but battled...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins Wimbledon, ties Graf with 22 Grand Slam titles

Serena Williams has made history. The world No. 1 defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday in one of the most exciting and impressive Wimbledon singles finals in recent memory. It was Williams’ seventh Wimbledon title and her 22nd Grand Slam win, tying her with Steffi Graf for the second-most among women’s singles players. Williams and Kerber went back and fourth in the...
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss

What will next year bring for the top five women’s tennis players?

The 2015 tennis season is in the books. Before we know it, the new season will be starting up, and the players will be heading to Australia. I’ll give my thoughts as to what kind of year each of the top five ranked players on the WTA Tour could have. 1. Serena Williams Serena has maintained the number one ranking the past few years. That’s an impressive feat, but winning majors...
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova done as Agnieszka Radwanska's coach

Martina Navratilova's brief stint as coach of 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska is finished. Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles as a player, and Poland's Radwanska, who is currently ranked No. 9, issued statements Friday to announce the parting. They announced in December that they would work together. Radwanska is only 13-11 this season, including a first...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Serena Williams claims US Open, place in history

A couple of weeks ago, Serena Williams proved that she is more than just still the greatest tennis player of this age by claiming the US Open title after a “down” year in which she never relinquished the number one ranking and claimed a handful of titles but performed disappointingly in the Slams. She is possibly the greatest player of all time, and this is a position that can...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Martina Navratilova and girlfriend Julia Lemigova got engaged at US Open

Women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova proposed to her longtime girlfriend Julia Lemigova at the US Open on Saturday. Navratilova, a former World No. 1 and winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, got down on one knee and asked Lemigova to marry her. “We’ve been together six years and I can’t imagine my life without you,” […]
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Navratilova proposes on big screen at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Tennis great Martina Navratilova has proposed to her girlfriend on the big screen of Arthur Ashe Stadium between the U.S. Open men's semifinals. Navratilova popped the question to Julia Lemigova in the Tennis Channel suite Saturday, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. Navratilova tweeted afterward: ''Thanks everyone for your good wishes- I am very happy, so is Julia...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Love actually: Navratilova proposes to girlfriend at U.S. Open

It was love-love for Martina Navratilova and Russian model Julia Lemigova during Saturday's U.S. Open. The 57-year-old tennis legend proposed to her longtime partner while providing commentary for the day's semifinal matches.  According to People magazine, Navratilova was in the midst of a Tennis Channel interview when she declared that she would now be providing the requests. She...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Unpredictability, thy name is Roland Garros

Remember what I said about unpredictability at Roland Garros? We just received our latest dose of it; with 2011 women’s singles champion Li Na losing to 103rd-ranked, 21 year-old Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic (no, I had never heard of her either). As upsets go, this is about as big as they get, and pairs nicely with the loss of Wawrinka yesterday on the men’s side. As Greg...
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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