Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Serena Williams"

    Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka upsets Serena Williams to win historic US Open title

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams to become the first Japanese to win the US Open women's final.Osaka beat the former world number one in two straight sets of 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday.Williams made her first Grand Slam appearance when the Japanese was three-months-old.Osaka is the youngest US Open women's finalist since 19-year-old Caroline Wozniacki won it in 2009.The encounter is [...]

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    Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Multiple drug tests: Serena Williams alleges ‘discrimination’

Serena Williams has voiced her displeasure of being hounded by men of tennis' anti-doping agency, Usada, to submit samples despite being out of tournament.The multiple grand slam winner made this known through a series of messages on her social media page in the early hours of today, suggesting that she may be a target of Usada, labelling it the situation [...]

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    Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams withdraws from French Open before showdown with Sharapova

Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open ahead of her match with Maria Sharapova, citing a pectoral muscle injury.The 36-year-old American was making her Grand Slam comeback after a maternity break.Sharapova was looking to end her 14-year hoodoo against the three-time French Open champion. She will now be awarded a walkover in the women's draw."I've had issues with [...]

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    BBC gets a ‘history lesson’ — after goof on top tennis tournaments in Africa

BBC gets a ‘history lesson’ — after goof on top tennis tournaments in Africa

Russell Fuller of BBC Sport Africa inferred in an interview with Serena Williams that Africa has never hosted a "top tennis tournament".But Taiwo Obe, respected journalist and teacher, has faulted the claim -- with facts.Fuller had asked Williams about her thoughts regarding a major tennis championship being held in Africa "one day", and she said: "You know it's something I thought [...]

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    Venus Williams sued for car crash that killed elderly man

Venus Williams sued for car crash that killed elderly man

Tennis superstar Venus Williams has been sued for wrongful death over a car crash which sent an elderly man to the ICU, where he died two weeks later.According to TMZ, Williams flouted several traffic laws as she sped through an intersection and caused the crash on June 9.Linda, wife of late Jeroma Barson who was driving, told police she was [...]

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    Serena Williams does nude pregnancy shoot for Vanity Fair

Serena Williams does nude pregnancy shoot for Vanity Fair

Pregnant Serena Williams has posed naked for August edition of Vanity Fair.The tennis champ showed off her blooming baby bump with just a simple chain covering her modesty. [...]

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    Serena Williams reveals she announced her pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams reveals she announced her pregnancy by accident

Serena Williams has revealed that she "accidentally" made her pregnancy public.The world number one learned she was expecting a baby two weeks before the Australian Open in January.Williams had last week posted a picture on Snapchat showing off a small baby bump with the caption “20 weeks”.She took down the post shortly afterwards. The news was eventually confirmed by her [...]

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    Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, to take break from tennis

Serena Williams confirms pregnancy, to take break from tennis

Pregnant tennis superstar Serena Williams will take a maternity leave for the rest of the 2017 season.Kelly Bush Novak, Williams spokesperson, said the player is expected to give birth this fall.“I’m happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall,” said the Los Angeles-based publicist.The confirmation came hours after Williams, due to regain to the world number one ranking [...]

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    Serena Williams hints she’s 20 weeks pregnant

Serena Williams hints she’s 20 weeks pregnant

Tennis superstar Serena Williams has announced that she is expecting her first child.Williams made the announcement on Snapchat on Wednesday by posting an image of herself in a yellow bikini with the caption “20 weeks”. [...]

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    Serena Williams beats Venus to win 23rd grand slam title

Serena Williams beats Venus to win 23rd grand slam title

Serena Williams has won the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne.Serena defeated sister Venus 6-4, 6-4 to win her 23rd grand slam title at Rod Laver Arena.Saturday's Australian Open final between the two Williams sisters is the ninth meeting between them in grand slam finals.Serena leads that rivalry 7-2.Not since Wimbledon in 2009 have the American sisters met with a major title [...]

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    Serena to play Venus Williams in Australian Open final

Serena to play Venus Williams in Australian Open final

Serena Williams will play her sister Venus in the Australian Open final on Saturday.The 22 Grand Slam winner dismissed her Croatian opponent Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 6-2 6-1 to join her sister who had earlier come from a set down to beat fellow American, CoCo Vandeweghe.Both sisters last met in Melbourne in 2003 in the finals.Serena had won the title six times. [...]

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    Serena Williams crashes out of Olympics with no medal

Serena Williams crashes out of Olympics with no medal

Serena Williams, world number one tennis player, has been sent packing from the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.The defending Olympic champion lost in straight sets of 6-4, 6-3 to Elina Svitolina, a 21-year-old Ukrainian, in the third round of the competition.On the night, disbelief reigned supreme in the Olympic Tennis Centre, as the 22-time Grand Slam winner fell to [...]

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    Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title

Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber upset world number one Serena Williams to win her first ever Grand Slam on Saturday at the Australian Open.Kerber, seeded seventh, won a thrilling final 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park.She's the first German woman to win the Australian Open for 22 years, the last being Steffi Graf at the 1994 Fench Open.Williams made 23 mistakes in the first [...]

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    Serena cruises into Australian Open final for the 7th time

Serena cruises into Australian Open final for the 7th time

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    Serena: More honours but not much money

Serena: More honours but not much money

Serena Williams, world number one, was crowned 2015 world champion by ITF on Tuesday.The 34-year-old was also named Sports Illustrated person of the year, fighting off competition from eleven other contenders including Usain Bolt, Novak Djokovic, Steph Curry and Lionel Messi.She was one of four women listed amongst eight men for the honour.The 21-time grand slam winner and second leading [...]

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    Unseeded Italian ends Serena’s 4-slam dream

Unseeded Italian ends Serena’s 4-slam dream

Serena Williams’ bid to become the first player since Steffi Graf in 1988 to sweep all the Grand Slam tournaments in a single season ended on Friday at the U.S. Open semi-finals.She ran into a determined unseeded player from Italy, Roberta Vinci, who took down Williams in three sets, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.The 32-year-old Italian had never made it to [...]

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