Tennis player Madison Keys both young and wise heading into U.S. Open

Madison Keys is ranked in the top 10 in the world, a Grand Slam semifinalist who just played for an Olympic bronze medal and has earned career prize money of well over $4 million. She’s also only 21, much closer in age to her middle school days than to No. 1 Serena Williams, and the youngest woman in the top 20 by nearly a year-and-a-half. This is where the American finds herself...
Via The Denver Post
4 hours ago

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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kerber wastes chance to supplant Serena Williams at No. 1

MASON, Ohio (AP) Angelique Kerber couldn't take that final step up to No. 1. The world's second-ranked player wasted a chance to end Serena Williams' long run at the top. She fell behind at the outset, repeatedly missed routine shots and fell to Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-1 in the championship match Sunday at the Western & Southern Open. Williams will be ranked No. 1 for the...
Via Associated Press
3 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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams withdraws from Cincinnati with injury

MASON, Ohio (AP) Serena Williams withdrew from the Western & Southern Open with a sore shoulder on Monday, putting her No. 1 ranking in jeopardy. Williams originally planned to skip the Cincinnati tournament, which comes right after the Olympics. When she was upset in Rio, she accepted a wild card at Cincinnati and practiced on Monday morning. Later in the day, the two-time...
Via Associated Press
8 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
July 17, 2016  |  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 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...
July 09, 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

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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