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U.S. beats Latvia to advance to Fed Cup Finals

Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands combined for a 6-4, 6-0 doubles victory over the duo of Jelena Ostapekno and Anastasija Sevastova to give the U.S. a 3-2 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Matt Calkins: America is an empire again in women’s tennis, and the Seattle area gets to witness that this weekend

There was Billie Jean King before any of them. Then Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The reigns of Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati and Lindsay Davenport followed, and then, of course, …


Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka win first-round matches at Australian Open

Naomi Osaka won the tournament opening match for her dad at the Australian Open. Serena Williams won hers for her daughter. The first two matches on center court at the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 28, 2019

Serena Williams aces Associated Press Female Athlete of the Decade honors

Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation.


Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu displayed the same brand of big-serving, big-hitting, in-your-face tennis that Serena Williams usually does.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 3, 2019

Serena Williams needs 44 minutes to reach U.S. Open semis; Roger Federer ousted

Serena Williams was not troubled one bit by the right ankle she rolled in her previous match. Didn’t get much resistance from her opponent, either. Looking as dominant as can …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Roger Federer advances at U.S. Open, bristles at idea he chose playing time

There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Serena Williams begins U.S. Open with rout of Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in a contest devoid of drama at the U.S. Open. It was Williams’ first match at the tournament …


US OPEN ’19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt a year later

Last year’s chaotic U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as 2019’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019

Serena Williams retires because of injury as Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers

Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years when Serena Williams retired because of an injury. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the first set …


Serena Williams loses her 3rd consecutive Grand Slam final

Serena Williams’ 6-2, 6-2 loss to Simona Halep at the All England Club was her third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final. The 37-year-old American has lost five of …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Simona Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Serena Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Simona Halep stunned Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in less than an hour to win her first Wimbledon title. Halep played pretty much perfectly throughout. Williams was trying to win her …


Serena Williams 2 for 2 at Wimbledon; wins in singles, mixed

Serena Williams walked into her news conference at Wimbledon holding her phone, a cold bottle of water and a statistics sheet that reinforced what was clear from watching her third-round …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

What a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doubles

Serena Williams is teaming up with Andy Murray for mixed doubles at Wimbledon. Murray’s agent says that the two Grand Slam champions and former No. 1 players will be partners …


Serena Williams cruises to first-round win at French Open

Serena Williams returns to win first-round match at French Opeen


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to a continuing left knee injury. Tournament organizers made the announcement Tuesday, a …


Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open. Tournament director Sergio Palmieri tells The Associated Press that he spoke with Williams’ agent and that Williams …


Serena Williams withdraws, No. 1 Osaka loses, Federer wins at Miami

Top-ranked Osaka loses in 3 sets at Miami Open; Serena Williams withdraws with knee injury; Federer wins


Serena Williams ousts No. 1 Simona Halep at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia – As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open’s main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium’s speakers implored spectators to welcome …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 1, 2019

Roger Federer on winning team after facing Serena Williams for first time

Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland’s 4-2, …


Return to sender: Roger Federer looking forward to Serena Williams’ serve

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for 5th time

Serena Williams has been voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time. Williams reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open after a remarkable …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 18, 2018

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching would boost tennis

Serena Williams’ coach says in-match coaching should be allowed in tennis to help the sport’s popularity. Patrick Mouratoglou, who admitted he used banned hand signals to try to help Williams …


Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been reprinted on the front page of an Australian newspaper. The …


Serena Williams fined $17K for rules violations at U.S. Open

Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 8, 2018

Serena Williams argues with chair umpire; Naomi Osaka wins U.S. Open final

Serena Williams was penalized a game for calling the chair umpire a thief during an extended argument as the U.S. Open women’s final descended into chaos, with fans booing and …


Serena Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Karolina Pliskova at U.S. Open

Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.


Serena Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

Serena Williams reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for a 10th consecutive appearance – she wasn’t there last year because she gave birth to her daughter during the tournament – …


French Open says ‘Non!’ to Serena Williams’ black catsuit

Serena Williams will no longer be allowed to wear her skin-tight black catsuit at the French Open. The French Tennis Federation president, Bernard Giudicelli, says the tournament that Williams has …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, 9 spots above ranking

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open. That is nine spots higher than her current ranking of No. 26. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings for …