PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open:
Thwack, grunt, thwack.
Play is underway on Day 5 of the French Open, where 23 seeded players will be kicking up clay dust against lower-ranked opponents looking to upset the hierarchy.
The top seeds, Serena Williams for the women and Novak Djokovic among the men, are both in action in successive second-round matches on Court...
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4 hours ago
Serena Williams is not above having fun with her games at the French Open.
The women's No. 1 tennis player cracked herself up after she flubbed a deceptively easy-looking lob during her first-round match against Andrea Hlavackova at Roland Garros on Tuesday.
Williams got fooled by the awkward spin of the shot during the first set and let out a squeal as she got plunked by the ball...
The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead.
''I would love,'' Williams said then, ''to get to 22.''
Her next chance to move closer to that goal - equaling Steffi Graf's Open era record for major singles titles - comes at the French Open, which begins Sunday.
Another trophy at Roland Garros would allow...
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6 days ago
ROME (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open.
Tournament organizers announced Williams' decision without explanation shortly before she was scheduled to face fellow American Christina McHale, a qualifier, in the third round.
Williams was scheduled to meet with reporters later.
In her opener Tuesday, Williams cruised past 39th-ranked Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova...
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14 days ago
I am pretty pleased to announce that half of my quarterfinal picks for the Mutua Madrid Open’s women’s draw were accurate. This is quite the accomplishment, considering the current inconsistent state of the WTA.
What’s even more amazing is that three out of four of the top seeds are in the semifinals. Since becoming a Premier Mandatory tournament in 2009, this tournament has...
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
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...