Michael Jordan sent Serena Williams a surprise for winning her record 23rd major title

In a throwback tennis weekend, Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams in straight sets to win the Australian Open early Saturday morning. For sisters that first squared off in the event back in 1998, their meeting in the championship round 19 years later is equal parts improbable and a testament to each’s longstanding success.In addition to the incredible nature of...
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Serena Williams beats sister Venus at Australian Open, sets Grand Slam record

If Serena Williams wanted to enter tennis immortality, she’d have to go through her sister. And she did just that.Serena Williams defeated Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open final Saturday morning to capture her 23rd Grand Slam title, passing Steffi Graf for the most in the Open era. She needs just one more to tie Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. Serena was...
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Venus, Serena Williams To Meet In All-Williams Australian Open Final

Surprise, surprise: The next Grand Slam trophy is going home with a Williams sister. Serena and Venus Williams made sure of that Thursday morning, both winning their semifinal matches at the Australian Open to advance to Saturday’s singles final. Venus earned her spot by dispatching fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3, while her younger sister, Serena, defeated Croatia’s...
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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 admits she complains a lot

Serena Williams has a nickname for herself that you might find to be pretty humorous.After her quarterfinal win over Johanna Konta in the Australian Open on Wednesday, Williams shared some frustration about her serve … and revealed a funny nickname.“The main focus is actually my serve. Even though I missed a lot, I got a little frustrated, but then I just told myself, ‘Serena...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologize for saying she played poorly

On Thursday morning, Serena Williams defeated Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 at the Australian Open.  It may not have been Serena’s most dominant performance ever, but she was never in danger of losing, and most importantly she now moves on to the third round.After the match, the first question posed to Williams was about unforced errors and double-faults, implying that she had not played...
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January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

After enduring years of dating rumors, we finally have one about Serena Williams that is true: she is now engaged. Williams got engaged to Alexis Ohanian, a co-founder of Reddit, and fittingly announced the news on Thursday in a poem shared to Reddit’s “I said Yes” section. Comment from discussion I said yes. Ohanian confirmed the engagement with a post to his Facebook...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Serena Williams Engaged To Reddit Co-Founder? ‘She Said Yes’ In Poem

2016 looks set to end on a high note for Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian. The tennis superstar appeared to announce her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Thursday on the social news site. Williams posted the following poem via her verified account, according to USA TODAY’s Nina Mandell. “I came home A little late Someone had a bag packed for me And a carriage...
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Russian hackers take aim at Williams and Biles

Russian hackers broke into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete database and leaked private medical information for three of the USA’s biggest female athletes, reports the New York Times. According to Rebecca B. Ruiz, hackers published the private medical records of Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Simone Biles, among others. The documents showed the trio received medical...
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September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Serena Williams’ coach blames knee injury for U.S. Open defeat

Serena Williams shockingly crashed out of the U.S. Open on Thursday, and her coach is blaming a health issue for the defeat. Williams lost 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) to No. 10 seed Karolina Pliskova in the semifinal at Flushing Meadows. The defeat means she will lose her No. 1 WTA ranking for the first time since February 2013. Williams’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, placed the blame for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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