Serena Williams

  • Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open Yesterday

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight US Open title. The US Tennis Association followed this week's WTA rankings in announcing the seedings on Wednesday. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams win at Cincinnati Open 3 days ago

    Mason: By now, everyone knows Roger Federer's itinerary for Cincinnati: Get his game in order, raise the winner's trophy, leave town with a lot of confidence for the US Open. Might as well rename it the Federer Cup. Federer won his unprecedented sixth title in Cincinnati on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3,...
  • Serena, Ivanovic battle into Cincinnati final 4 days ago

    Serena Williams rallied past Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the Western and Southern Open final in Cincinnati where she will face Ana Ivanovic, an upset winner over French Open champion Maria Sharapova. Top-seeded Williams had to overcome a sluggish start to beat Wozniacki 2-6, 6-2, 6-4 while Serbian ninth...
  • Roger Federer, Serena Williams advance to Cincinnati semi-finals 5 days ago

    Roger Federer still has his touch in Cincinnati. The Swiss star beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to advance to the semi-finals in the Western & Southern Open, a tournament he has won an unprecedented five times. He'll face Canada's Milos Raonic. The second-seeded Federer was on the offensive from...
  • Novak Djokovic upset by Robredo at Cincinnati Open 6 days ago

    Mason: Top-ranked Novak Djokovic tumbled out of the Western & Southern Open on Thursday, while second-seeded Roger Federer narrowly avoided an upset in the round of 16. Tommy Robredo beat Djokovic, 7-6 (6), 7-5 before Federer escaped with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory over Gael Monfils in the night session. Andy Murray...
  • Serena Williams battles on in Cincinnati, Kvitova falls 1 week ago

    World number on Serena Williams won a tense battle of US Open champions by taming Australia's Samantha Stosur 7-6 (7) 7-6 (7) on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati. Back in action for the first time since a semifinal loss to older sister...
  • Venus upsets Serena to reach Rogers Cup final August 10, 2014

    Venus Williams upset little sister Serena 6-7(2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to register the first win over her top ranked sibling in five years and move into the Rogers Cup final in Montreal. The meeting marked the 25th time the sisters had squared off but the first time Venus had come...
  • Serena, Venus set up all-Williams semi-final August 9, 2014

    Montreal: Serena and Venus set up an all-Williams semi-final in the Rogers Cup. The sisters advanced to their 26th career meeting on Friday, both rallying to win their quarter-final matches in the hard-court event. Serena beat Caroline Wozniacki 4-6, 7-5, 7-5, and Venus topped Carla Suarez Navarro 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. The 32-year-old...
  • Serena Williams reaches Montreal quarter-finals August 8, 2014

    Montreal: Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup quarter-finals on Thursday, waiting out a brief rain delay to beat Czech left-hander Lucie Safarova 7-5, 6-4. The top-ranked Williams returned to play last week in Stanford, California, and won her tour-best fourth title of the season. The event was her first since...
  • Serena, Agassi to play in Singapore IPTL leg from December 2-4 August 4, 2014

    Singapore: Multiple Grand Slam champions Serena Williams and Andre Agassi will turn up for their IPTL franchise Singapore 'Slammers' during their home leg matches against UAE Royals, Team Manila and Indian Aces at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) between December 2-4. "After the WTA Tour finals, this will be the second...
  • Serena Williams wins Bank of the West title August 4, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams won her WTA-leading fourth title of the season on Sunday, beating third-seeded Angelique Kerber 7-6(1), 6-3 in the Bank of the West Classic. Playing her first tournament since her departure from Wimbledon because of equilibrium problems, the top-ranked and top-seeded Williams won the hard-court event for the third...
  • Serena Williams beats Petkovic in Stanford semi-final August 3, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams has put to rest any lingering concerns about her scary departure from Wimbledon with a strong showing in her hard-court opener. Williams reached her fourth final of the season by taking the last eight games to beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday in the Bank of the...
  • Serena Williams reaches semi-final at Stanford August 2, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semi-finals of the Bank of the West Classic. The top-seeded and top-ranked Williams dropped three consecutive games to fall behind 4-3 and then ripped seven straight...
  • Serena Williams wins in her return match July 31, 2014

    Stanford: Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon. The top-ranked player stopped worrying and started having fun again, beating Karolina Pliskova 7-5, 6-2 in a second round match at the Bank of the West Classic on...
  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return July 29, 2014

    Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus...
  • Serena tops WTA rankings, Sania maintains 5th place in doubles July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: American star Serena Williams continued to occupy top spot in the singles WTA rankings while former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki climbed two places to 13th. India's Sania Mirza maintained her career-high fifth place ranking in the doubles. Sania, who turned pro in 2003 and overcame a career-threatening wrist injury...
  • Serena Williams heads women's field for US Open July 17, 2014

    World number one Serena Williams, coming off a surprise third round loss at Wimbledon, heads the women's field for the US Open, which starts in New York in late August. Players from 36 countries are represented, the US Tennis Association announced on Wednesday, with two-time defending champion Williams heading an 11-strong...
  • US Open singles champions to get record 3 million dollars July 9, 2014

    White Plains: The 2014 US Open men's and women's singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year. The US Tennis Association also announced on Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 per cent from $34.3 million last year. The...
  • Serena Williams stops after three games in doubles July 1, 2014

    London: Serena Williams pulled out of her Wimbledon doubles match with sister Venus after only three games on Tuesday. Serena, who lost in singles on Saturday, was checked by medical staff before the doubles match even began. Sitting in her sideline chair, Serena covered her face with her hands. Eventually, the match...
  • Serena Williams loses in third round at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday. It's Williams' earliest exit at the All England Club since 2005, when she also was beaten in the third round. "I don't know how I did it," Cornet...
  • Nadal rallies against Rosol to avenge 2012 Wimbledon upset June 26, 2014

    London: Rafael Nadal was one point away from falling behind by two sets before rallying Thursday to beat Lukas Rosol, the Czech player who knocked him out at Wimbledon in the same round and on the same court two years ago. The top-ranked Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, raised his game...
  • Serena Williams eases into Wimbledon 2nd round June 25, 2014

    London: Five-time champion Serena Williams made light work of Anna Tatishvili, beating the fellow American 6-1, 6-2 to reach the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday. Williams, who lost in the second round at the French Open, hit 31 winners and had 16 aces. The 32-year-old Williams has never lost in the...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Five things to watch June 20, 2014

    Last year's Wimbledon was the most unpredictable in memory. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova - owners of a combined 10 titles at the All England Club - were all gone by the end of the second round. Five-time champion Serena Williams left in the fourth. Add in the record-equaling...
  • Sunil Gavaskar buys stake in Singapore IPTL franchise June 19, 2014

    London: A self-confessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild - the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the co-owners of the franchise ahead of...
  • Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon June 18, 2014

    London: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were seeded No. 1 for Wimbledon on Wednesday, while defending men's champion Andy Murray was bumped up two spots above his world ranking to No. 3. Djokovic, the 2011 Wimbledon champion, is ranked No. 2 but was given the top seeding by the All England...
  • Sloane Stephens poised to make most of Williams sisters' exit May 29, 2014

    Paris: The sudden exit of the Williams sisters offers Sloane Stephens the chance to lift herself out of the American supporting cast at the French Open and prepare for the leading role. The 21-year-old reached the third round at Roland Garros on Thursday with a 6-1 6-3 defeat of Slovenia's Polona...
  • Serena Williams looks ahead after French Open loss May 29, 2014

    The last time Serena Williams left the French Open after an early loss, in 2012, she went on to win the next two Grand Slam tournaments - and four of the next six. So what might the tennis world see from Williams now that she was beaten in the second round...
  • Serena shocked at French Open, Djokovic and Federer cruise May 29, 2014

    Serena Williams was caught cold at the French Open on Wednesday by a Spanish 20-year-old who trounced the defending champion 6-2, 6-2 in the second round to provide the shock of the tournament. The American's defeat by Garbine Muguruza came an hour after her elder sister Venus was shown the exit...
  • Serena Williams starts French Open with 6-2, 6-1 win May 25, 2014

    Paris: Serena Williams began the defense of her French Open title with a 6-2, 6-1 victory on Sunday over 138th-ranked Alize Lim, a wild-card entry from France. The top-seeded Williams dictated most points and wound up with 30 more winners - but also 24 more unforced errors - than Lim. Williams is...
  • Serena Williams the best bet for French Open May 24, 2014

    Paris: Serena Williams is 53-2 on clay over the past three seasons, and she heads into the French Open as the defending champion for the first time since 2003. The No. 1-ranked Williams says she's not sure why she's now so good on the slow surface, but adds: "Better late than...