Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova got into a battle of yells while squaring off in the finals of the Australian Open Saturday, and Williams even lost a point because of her exuberance. Sharapova and Williams went back and forth trading loud “C’mon” yells during the second set of the match. Trying to pump herself up...Read More
Serena Williams is one of the most accomplished tennis players in the sport’s history, but she is still chasing one big mark: the one set by Steffi Graf. Graf has the record for all tennis players with 22 grand slam singles titles. Williams is tied for second with Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert with 18,...Read More
It is easy to focus on certain details, certain individuals, certain contexts, to the exclusion of others.
Thursday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, it was so easy to look at Madison Keys — all of 19 years old — crushing a tennis ball with a smooth and relaxed stroke, and conclude that “the future of women’s tennis had arrived.”
On the surface, such a statement seems...
Serena Williams rallied back from a first-set 6-0 loss to Flavia Pennetta at the Hopman Cup on Monday to win her match 0-6, 6-3, 6-0. The secret to the comeback? Espresso. No, seriously. After losing the first set, Williams called the chair umpire over to ask him if she could get an espresso. You could...Read More
A teary-eyed Serena Williams waited patiently at the finish line of last Sunday's NYC Marathon for her tennis rival and good friend Caroline Wozniacki to complete the race — which she did in an impressive 3 hours, 27 minutes.
On Friday, Williams began her morning with a brief “SerenaFriday” question-and-answer session on Twitter, which led to an inquiry about her interest...