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(October 17, 2014) Before this week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev during the taping of a Russian late-night television show called Evening Urgant, called Venus and Serena Williams “brothers.“
The WTA has come down on Tarpischev fining him the maximum allowed under the WTA tour rules, $25...
Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Serena and Venus Williams' gender in comments on Russian television.
The WTA Tour said Friday that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Serena and Venus Williams' gender in comments on Russian television.
The WTA Tour said Friday that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's...
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By Abigail Hinto
(October 1, 2014) BEIJING, CHINA – A confident and in-form Petra Kvitova raced to an easy 6-4, 6-2 victory on Wednesday at the China Open over China’s new No. 1 player Peng Shuai.
Following her title run in Wuhan the last week, the third seed Kvitova acknowledges she’s more confident now after suffering an early...
Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them. The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening. “They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” […]
Venus Williams can add a bee to her list of opponents vanquished at the U.S. Open.
The 34-year-old two-time champion kicked off her 16th campaign at Flushing Meadows on Monday with a first-round affair against 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm that lasted three sets and had interference from a wayward insect.
After Venus dropped the first set, she rallied to win the second. In the third...
An incredibly bizarre scene unfolded at Wimbledon on Tuesday morning when Serena Williams and Venus Williams were forced to withdraw from their doubles match after Serena became dizzy and disoriented. It’s unclear what exactly was wrong with Serena, but her behavior was extremely alarming. Prior to the match, Williams could barely focus enough to volley […]
ESPN’s annual “Body” issue will be dropping in a few weeks. Tennis star Venus Williams will be one of the athletes featured barring it all for the magazine. In it, Venus discusses her battle with with Sjogren’s syndrome which is an autoimmune disorder. “At my worst point, I wasn’t able to play tennis at all,” says Williams. “Just the whole quality of my life...
Venus Williams today revealed her EleVen byVenus look for this year's Wimbledon Championships where she has won five titles.The Strisce Break Back Dress ($88) features "a scoop neck and back, stylish mesh inserts at shoulders for enhanced breathability, feminine cap-sleeves, single front pleat on hem and a printed metallic EleVen logo on upper back" according to...
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It is now just painful to watch Venus Williams. It used to be joyful. She can play as well as she ever did, but can't do it two days in a row. Or two minutes in a row. Or, if she can, then you don't know which two days, which two minutes.
She doesn't either.
Williams lost in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova. The easy...