Showing posts with label Serena Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Serena Williams. Show all posts

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Serena Williams can't wear catsuit at French Open anymore

Serena Williams can't wear catsuit at French Open anymore
Serena Williams can't wear catsuit at French Open anymore

Serena Williams said Saturday she doesn't have a problem with the French Open's new dress code, which would bar her from wearing the skin-tight "catsuit" she donned for her opening match at the event earlier this year.

Williams, who says the catsuit helped her deal with blood clots, said she's found that compression shorts help keep her blood circulating just as well.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open

Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open
Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open

Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year's U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus, organizers said on Tuesday.

Serena, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon this year after losing to Angelique Kerber in the final, is ranked 26th in the world, nine places below the seeding she has been awarded.

The current WTA rankings are the usual criteria to decide seeding in the women's draw.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka
Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Miami Open to Osaka

Serena Williams lost to Naomi Osaka, 6-3, 6-2 in 1st round at Miami Open.

On the final point, Williams thundered forward to attack an easy shot at eye level, whacked the ball six feet past the baseline and responded with a sheepish smile.

Not that motherhood has mellowed Williams. She left without talking to the media.

Osaka, who earned her first career title at Indian Wells, said she was nervous at the start playing her idol for the first time. Osaka said her goal was to avoid Williams winning 6-0, 6-0.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wozniacki can't imagine Serena-style return after motherhood

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Wozniacki can't imagine Serena-style return after motherhood

Caroline Wozniacki says it would be "impossible" for her to follow Serena Williams' lead and return to tennis after giving birth.

Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, continues her comeback on Wednesday following the arrival of daughter Olympia when she takes on Japan's Naomi Osaka -- winner of the Indian Wells title on Sunday -- in the first round of the Miami Open.

Williams is certainly up for the challenge and is determined to roll back the years and return to the apex of tennis.

But close friend Wozniacki, the Australian Open champion and current world number two, is amazed to see the 36-year-old back on court after 13 months on the sidelines.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Serena Williams helps break ground for new Miami Open site

Serena Williams helps break ground for new Miami Open site
Serena Williams helps break ground for new Miami Open site

Standing on the field at the Miami Dolphins' stadium, Serena Williams used a two-hand grip to stick her shovel in the dirt, flashed a smile and flicked a forehand.

When she comes back, she plans to be holding a racket.

On the eve of the Miami Open on Key Biscayne, the tournament held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at its future site - the Dolphins' stadium. The tournament will move there in 2019, and the draw is expected to include Williams, an eight-time champion who now has a financial stake because she owns a small share of the Dolphins.

"She'll probably be the first person to win a tennis tournament she owns," Dolphins majority owner Stephen Ross said with a laugh.

Serena to face rising star Osaka in 1st round at Miami Open

Serena to face rising star Osaka in 1st round at Miami Open


Serena to face rising star Osaka in 1st round at Miami Open

Naomi Osaka, who won Indian Wells on Sunday, will face Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday.

It's a freakishly difficult way for both players to start a tournament.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Serena Williams breaks ground at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium

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Serena Williams breaks ground at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Video: Serena Williams 2R Press Conference | Indian Wells

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Video: Serena Williams 2R Press Conference | Indian Wells

Serena Williams speaks to the press following her second round match at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Video: Serena Williams vs. Kiki Bertens Indian Wells Highlights

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Video: Serena Williams vs. Kiki Bertens Indian Wells Highlights

Serena Williams notched a 7-6(5) 7-5 second round victory over Kiki Bertens at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open.

Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells

Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells
Serena Williams knocked out by sister Venus at Indian Wells

Venus Williams defeated Serena 6-3, 6-4 in the third round in Indian Wells.

Venus closed out the match on her second match point when Serena's forehand service return sailed long. It was one of Serena's 41 unforced errors, including 17 on the forehand side.

Serena said she is still easing her way back into match fitness.

"It wasn't very easy, obviously," she said. "It was good to play and try to get in the rhythm and get into the swing again.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Video: Serena Williams Indian Wells 1R Press Conference

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Video: Serena Williams Indian Wells 1R Press Conference

Serena Williams speaks to the press after her first round win at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Video: Williams vs. Diyas | Indian Wells Highlights

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Video: Serena Williams vs. Zarina Diyas | Indian Wells Highlights

Serena Williams took to the court Thursday night for her first WTA singles match in over a year. BNP Paribas Open fans were delighted as the two-time champion ousted Zarina Diyas in straight sets.

Video: Serena Williams Shot of the Day at Indian Wells

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Video: Serena Williams Shot of the Day at Indian Wells

Serena Williams announced her return to Indian Wells with a straight sets win over Zarina Diyas, and this hot shot.

Serena vs Venus in Indian Wells

Serena vs Venus in Indian Wells
Serena vs Venus in Indian Wells

The Williams sisters will face off for the first time since the 2017 Australian Open final after Serena saw off Kiki Bertens 7-6 (7/5) 7-5 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

It will be the 29th time the Americans have met each other on the WTA Tour, as the younger of the sisters plays in her first competitive tournament since the birth of her daughter last September.

Meet the supermums of the WTA tour

Smiling shyly under a sombrero, four-year-old Charlotte lit up the Mexican Open doubles final ceremony in sun-drenched Acapulco last weekend. And why not? Her mum, Tatjana Maria, had just won the tournament with Britain’s Heather Watson, and her reward was Charlotte’s tight cuddle as they posed for victory
Meet the supermums of the WTA tour

Smiling shyly under a sombrero, four-year-old Charlotte lit up the Mexican Open doubles final ceremony in sun-drenched Acapulco last weekend. And why not? Her mum, Tatjana Maria, had just won the tournament with Britain’s Heather Watson, and her reward was Charlotte’s tight cuddle as they posed for victory photos.

It was German-born Maria’s third WTA doubles title and second since her daughter was born in December 2013. As Serena Williams will discover – she made a victorious return at Indian Wells on Friday – there are fewer precious moments in sport than for parents to share success with their children.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Serena enjoys winning return at Indian Wells

Serena enjoys winning return at Indian Wells
Serena enjoys winning return at Indian Wells

Serena Williams scored a 7-5 6-3 win over Zarina Diyas in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.

Williams, who had not played a singles match since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant, hit 27 unforced errors with 34 winners to defeat her 53rd-ranked opponent in front of a large and enthusiastic crowd in California.

"It was incredible. It's been over a year and a kid later. I get to go home to her now and I'm excited about that," Williams said.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Video: Serena Williams First Practice at Indian Wells

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Video: Serena Williams First Practice at Indian Wells

Serena Williams has her first practice at the 2018 BNP Paribas Open. The two-time champion is set to play her first round match against Zarina Diyas Thursday night.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Serena Williams 'almost died' after giving birth

Serena Williams 'almost died' after giving birth

Serena Williams "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter last September.

Williams had previously revealed some of the complications she had after giving birth but offered more details about an experience that has since inspired her to speak out about the importance of affordable child care.

"I almost died after giving birth to my daughter, Olympia," Williams, 36, wrote in an article.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Serena Williams to return at Indian Wells in March

Serena Williams to return at Indian Wells in March

Serena Williams is returning to tournament play for the first time since giving birth in September.

Williams was among the entries released Wednesday for the BNP Paribas Open, which runs March 5-18 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Video: Australian Open 2017 Women's Final

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Video: Australian Open 2017 Women's Final

In 2017, the Williams sisters took to Rod Laver Arena for the final we had all been waiting for...