Stanford Classic 2012

  • Serena cruises at the Stanford Classic July 12, 2012

    Stanford: Four days after capturing the singles' title at Wimbledon, fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams beat reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Bank of the West on Wednesday. Gibbs double-faulted on her first serve and then seemed to regain her composure and played a...
  • Gibbs sets up date with Serena at Stanford July 11, 2012

    Stanford, California: US wildcard Nicole Gibbs beat Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Tuesday to set up a second-round match against Wimbledon champion Serena Williams. Gibbs, a junior at Stanford who won NCAA singles and doubles titles in the...
  • Serena eager to get back on her comeback court July 11, 2012

    Stanford, California: Fatigue and a busy schedule are not going to get in the way of Serena Williams returning to the place where she, says Serena, launched her comeback and got the confidence to believe she could win another grand slam. Fresh off her fifth Wimbledon triumph, Williams is eager to...
  • Stanford Classic awaits Wimbledon champ Serena November 16, 2012

    Stanford: Belgium's Yanina Wickmayer laboured past Kai-Chen Chang 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 in the first round of the Stanford Classic on Monday but all eyes will be on Wimbledon champion Serena Williams who begins her title defence on Wednesday. Fifth seed Wickmayer, ranked 37 in the world, had to work really hard...