Serena Williams pulls out of Rogers Cup with shoulder inflammation

Serena Williams announced Sunday that she has withdrawn from the Rogers Cup. Williams, who made history at Wimbledon earlier this month, cited shoulder inflammation as the reason for pulling out of the tournament. Williams was given a first-round bye for the Montreal tournament that will start on Monday. “Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Serena Williams out of Rogers Cup with inflamed shoulder

MONTREAL (AP) Serena Williams has pulled out of the Rogers Cup because of shoulder inflammation. The three-time Rogers Cup champion was seeded first in the hard-court tournament and was set to have a bye in the first round. ''Due to inflammation in my shoulder, I unfortunately must withdraw from the Rogers Cup,'' Williams said in a statement. ''I was looking forward to competing...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Venus Williams holds off Riske, reaches Stanford final

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Venus Williams is having such a blast with her tennis again at age 36, she has many more tournament titles in mind before she's done. Her next chance comes Sunday in the Bank of the West Classic - with a shot at adding a 50th singles championship to her decorated career. The top-seeded Williams ran all over the court to extend long points and overcame her...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Father of Serena, Venus Williams doing 'fair' after stroke

Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams, suffered a stroke recently and was let out of the hospital two weeks ago after being treated, according to a report. Richard’s wife Lakeisha told Radar Online that her husband Richard suffered a stroke prior to Serena’s win at Wimbledon. Radar’s article about the stroke was published on Wednesday and says Richard was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Serena Williams the most important modern athlete?

Serena Williams now owns 22 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 doubles titles, while also being the highest earning female athlete in the history of tennis. She also just may be the most important athlete of this generation. Williams has spoken out about gender equality in tennis, while also being outspoken about social rights for African-Americans and other minorities. With all...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Steffi Graf congratulates Serena Williams on #22: 'Such a gift to all sports fans'

Serena Williams won the women's singles event at Wimbledon to earn her 22nd Grand Slam title on Saturday.The win has pulled Williams even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era (and within sight of Margaret Court's all-time mark of 24).And the German former tennis champ (and Andre Agassi's better half) could not have been more gracious to share this distinction...
Via FOX Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams wins 7th Wimbledon title to tie Steffi Graf’s 22 grand slam record

Serena Williams, the most dominant woman in tennis added another title to her career collection on Saturday. In doing so, Williams matched a career milestone only one other woman in the history of the game has achieved in the open-era. Magnificent seven…
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena singlehandedly puts new spotlight on women in sport

Serena Williams has been called the greatest female athlete of all time, but now she has the statistics to back it up. However, Williams told reporters she wants to be called one of the “greatest athletes of all time.” She does not want to be held back by her gender. During the press conference, she used her platform to advocate for equal pay. She said, “I would like to...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams speaks out for equal prize money in tennis

Serena Williams has been a trendsetter nearly her whole life, on and off the tennis court. From the world of fashion to music and civil rights, the younger of the Williams sisters has never been afraid to speak her mind. On Thursday, following another win to reach the Wimbledon final, Williams was asked about the equal pay movement within women’s tennis, and she didn’t hold...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams pelts sexist heckler with tennis balls for magazine shoot

Tennis star Serena Williams has received many accolades over the course of her 20-year career on the courts, but it has not stopped her from receiving a large share of racist and sexist comments from hecklers. But this time, Williams has a message to serve to the hecklers — literally. Having netted the cover of Glamour’s July 2016 issue, Williams participated in a promotional video...
Via The Comeback
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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