Serena Williams

  • Serena Williams wins in her return match 41 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Serena aims for more pleasure and less pain in French Open May 23, 2014

    Pain and pleasure go hand-in-hand for Serena Williams when it comes to the French Open and the American hopes she will get an overdose of happiness in one of her favourite cities as she targets a third Roland Garros title. Two years ago, Williams hit the lowest of the low when...
  • Serena Williams peaking in time for French Open, says Chris Evert May 22, 2014

    Serena Williams can match Steffi Graf's record of 22 grand slam titles and is favourite to take another step towards that milestone at next week's French Open, according to fellow American Chris Evert. World No. 1 Williams, 32, has 17 singles majors on her CV and if she retains her French...
  • Serena Williams in the mood for French Open title defence May 22, 2014

    Six different champions in the last six years suggests that tipping a French Open women's champion is something of a lottery, but those backing world No.1 Serena Williams are surely investing wisely. The American powerhouse claimed a second Roland Garros crown last year - 11 years after her first - and...
  • Serena Williams triumphs against injured Errani to win Italian Open May 18, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams won her third Italian Open title, crushing local favourite Sara Errani 6-3 6-0 in Rome on Sunday. The world number one looked on top form against the 10th- seeded Errani, who was cheered on by a passionate home crowd but suffered a thigh injury towards the end...
  • Serena waiting to see how injured thigh feels May 12, 2014

    Rome: Serena Williams isn't committing to playing in the Italian Open yet as she waits to see how her injured left thigh feels. The top-ranked Williams withdrew before her quarterfinal match at the Madrid Open last week. "I'm taking it a day at a time. We'll see as the week goes...
  • Sharapova through in Madrid as injured Serena withdraws May 9, 2014

    Madrid: Maria Sharapova fought back from a set down to oust China's Li Na 2-6, 7-6(5), 6-3 on Friday and claim a place in the last four of the Madrid Open. Russian Sharapova, the eighth seed, showed all her battling qualities on the clay at the futuristic Magic Box arena to...
  • Andy Murray loses in third round at Madrid Open May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Andy Murray hit error after error on Thursday and was eliminated from the Madrid Open in the third round. The Wimbledon champion lost to Santiago Giraldo 6-3, 6-2. Murray's play was erratic throughout the match against the Colombian qualifier, who earned his first career victory against a top-10 player in...
  • Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams cruise to 3rd round of Madrid Open May 7, 2014

    Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal breezed into the Madrid Open third round with their title defenses facing little strain on Wednesday. Williams broke Shuai Peng three times in a 6-2, 6-3 win that was her 14th straight on the clay of the Magic Box tennis center, where the top-seeded American dominated...
  • Serena Williams coasts past Swiss qualifier in Madrid opener May 4, 2014

    Madrid: Top seed and defending champion Serena Williams cruised past teenage qualifier Belinda Bencic into the Madrid Open second round on Sunday as the world number one began her quest for a 60th career title. American Williams, who is chasing a third consecutive triumph at the premier clay event in the...
  • Williams sisters will not face France in Fed Cup April 10, 2014

    Top-ranked Serena Williams is too wiped out to play in the Fed Cup against France on April 19-20, US captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Wednesday. "She is mentally and physically exhausted and needs a break, so bad timing for us, unfortunately," Fernandez said in a telephone interview. "But that happens...
  • Serena, Venus Williams not on US Fed Cup roster April 9, 2014

    Serena and Venus Williams are not part of the Fed Cup roster submitted by US captain Mary Joe Fernandez for a World Group playoff against France on April 19-20. Instead, Fernandez's roster announced on Wednesday includes 18th-ranked Sloane Stephens, No. 42 Madison Keys, No. 49 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 57 Christina...
  • Slovakia's Cepelova stuns world No. 1 Serena Williams in Charleston April 2, 2014

    Charleston: Serena Williams was eliminated from the Family Circle Cup on Tuesday, stunned 6-4, 6-4 by Jana Cepelova of Slovakia in the second round. "I'm really just dead. I need some weeks off where I don't think about tennis and kind of regroup," Williams said after the match. "I've had a...
  • Serena Williams beats Li Na for Sony Open title March 30, 2014

    Key Biscayne: The celebration began with a series of happy hops that propelled Serena Williams across the court. Soon she was twirling, waving, laughing and mugging for the cameras - a familiar ritual by a perennial champion. Williams won a record seventh Key Biscayne title on Saturday when she overcame a...