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Year after stunning Serena Williams, Roberta Vinci returns to U.S. Open with win

NEW YORK — A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers. “Some Americans recognized me,” Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. “They complimented me...
Via The Denver Post
4 hours ago

Year after stunning Williams, Vinci returns to Open with win

NEW YORK (AP) A couple of days before she returned to the site of her stunning upset of Serena Williams at the 2015 U.S. Open, Roberta Vinci was grabbing a coffee at a Starbucks in Manhattan when her breakfast was interrupted by fellow customers. ''Some Americans recognized me,'' Vinci recounted, a mix of appreciation and bewilderment written on her face. ''They complimented me...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who has the most to prove at the US Open?

It’s the final Grand Slam of the tennis year, and there are myriad story lines — including which tennis stars on both the men’s and women’s draws have the most to prove. Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin Del Potro had great showings at the Olympic Games in Rio but hadn’t had great showings until their respective trips to Brazil. They’ll look to prove that they’ll be players...
Via Yardbarker
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gatorade Releases an 8-Bit Video Game in Honor of Serena Williams' Career

The 2016 U.S. Open starts today, and Gatorade has released an 8-bit video game on Snapchat featuring Serena Williams, one of the sport's all-time greats, as she chases her 23rd Grand Slam Singles victory. RELATED: How LeBron James, Serena Williams and Floyd Mayweather Transformed Their Bodies Serena Williams' Match Point will be the first multi-level game playable on a Snapchat...
Via Stack
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

US Open top seeds Williams, Djokovic coming off injuries

NEW YORK (AP) Serena Williams is ''starting to feel a little better.'' Novak Djokovic is ''getting there.'' The U.S. Open's top seeds in both singles brackets are coming off injuries, and neither has played since an early loss at the Olympics. Friday was the first time either had discussed the health problems that stymied them in Rio de Janeiro and forced them to withdraw from...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Year after Slam bid at US Open, Williams eyes No. 23, No. 1

Despite everything that Serena Williams has won and done, her sense of self can still fluctuate based on the outcome of a particular match. Doesn't always seem to matter that she owns a record-tying 22 major singles titles heading into the U.S. Open, which begins Monday with a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time. Not necessarily a big deal to her that she...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic seeded No. 1 for U.S. Open

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams is the No. 1 seeded woman for the U.S. Open after barely holding on to the top spot in the rankings, and Novak Djokovic is No. 1 among the men.Neither Williams nor Djokovic has played a match since early exits at the Rio Olympics. Williams later said she was dealing with a right shoulder problem, while Djokovic said his left wrist was sore.Williams could...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How great really is Serena Williams?

At this point, Serena Williams just continues to build upon her legacy as an almost thirty-five year-old. Despite a poor showing at the Olympics this year, she has still amassed a gold in singles and three in doubles.  These are only her Olympic achievements, as her WTA career has many titles to boast. As of Aug. 2016, Serena possesses seventy-one WTA singles titles including twenty...
Via isportsweb.com
8 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
July 11, 2016  |  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
July 07, 2016  |  Discuss
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