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September 15, 2018 2:51 am gmt |
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Carlos Ramos returned to the umpire’s chair for the first time since being called a “thief” by Serena Williams, overseeing a Davis Cup match on Friday. He was in charge as Marin Cilic became Croatia’s most successful Davis Cup player, giving his country a 2-0 lead over the USA...
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September 11, 2018 2:49 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has been the victim of misogyny and racism throughout her life, but that does not make her immune from sanction when she steps out of line. Williams was fined a total of $17,000 (£13,100) for the three code violations she was issued in the US Open final she lost to Naomi Osaka –...
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September 9, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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Naomi Osaka won the US Open after an angry Serena Williams accused the umpire of being a “thief” in some of the most dramatic scenes at a Grand Slam final. Williams was given a game penalty for her outburst, which followed racquet smashing and another code violation as Osaka won 6-2 6-4 i...
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September 1, 2018 2:40 am gmt |
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Serena Williams made light work of her older sister Venus Williams to reach the US Open fourth round in New York. The 23-time Grand Slam champion, looking to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24, needed just 71 minutes to win 6-1 6-2. The American siblings, aged 38 and 36, were playing ...
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August 23, 2018 3:36 am gmt |
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It was no surprise when Serena Williams topped the Forbes list of highest-earning female athletes released earlier this week, but you may have not recognised the name of the woman in seventh place. Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, more commonly known as PV Sindhu, is a 23-year-old badminton player from India ...
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July 26, 2018 2:53 am gmt |
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Serena Williams says she is a victim of “discrimination” as she is the most drug tested American tennis player. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion made the claim in a tweet the day before (Tuesday), after doping officials visited her. The American had previously expressed frustration...
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May 30, 2018 7:01 am gmt |
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Even the Parisian stormclouds cleared for Serena Williams on Tuesday (May 29) , as the new mother’s stepped back into Grand Slam tennis and the second round of the French Open. Krystina Pliskova, who shared the Wimbledon winners’ stage with Serena back in 2010 — the Czech was junior...
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March 22, 2018 3:05 am gmt |
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Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka defeated 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams 6-3 6-2 in the Miami Open first round on Wednesday, the latest big win for the emerging 20-year-old Japanese player. The pair were on serve in the first set of their first career meeting until Osaka forced break p...
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March 10, 2018 5:24 am gmt |
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Former world number one Serena Williams won her first singles match on the WTA Tour for nearly 14 months as she returned after the birth of her child. The American, 36, reached the second round at Indian Wells with a 7-5 6-3 victory over Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas. It was her first singles match...
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December 25, 2017 3:48 am gmt |
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Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in a...
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September 2, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world number one tennis player, her coach Patrick Mouratoglou said on Twitter on Friday. The 35-year-old American, who is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has not competed since winning the Australian Open in J...
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January 25, 2017 6:13 am gmt |
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Six-time champion Serena Williams outplayed Britain’s Johanna Konta to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The American, 35, won 6-2 6-3 and will next play Croatia’s unseeded Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, who beat fifth seed Czech Karolina Plisokva 6-4 3-6 6-4. Konta, seeded ninth, went into the quarter-f...
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July 10, 2016 4:31 am gmt |
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It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon crown on Saturday (July 9). Top seed Williams was forced to play some of her best tennis by ...
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June 5, 2016 6:06 am gmt |
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After clinching her maiden grand slam title with a straight sets victory over world number one Serena Williams in the French Open final on Saturday (June 4), Garbine Muguruza said controlling her emotions had been the key to her success in the past fortnight. Muguruza achieved the rare feat of overpo...
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March 19, 2016 10:10 am gmt |
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Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to forge past Agnieszka Radwanska and into the final of the BNP Paribas Open with a 6-4 7-6(1) victory on Friday (March 18). The world number one was 4-2 down in the opening set and not moving freely in their semi-final at Indian Wells, before she began to fi...
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March 8, 2016 6:00 am gmt |
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Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in sports, said on Monday (Mar 7) that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking for 10 years for health issues. The 28-year-old Sharapova, a five-time grand slam champion, will be provisionally sus...
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January 31, 2016 7:12 am gmt |
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Germany’s Angelique Kerber stunned world number one Serena Williams in three sets to win her first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Kerber, seeded seventh, won a thrilling final 6-4 3-6 6-4 at Melbourne Park. The 28-year-old is the first German to win a major singles title since Steffi ...
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January 28, 2016 5:49 am gmt |
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Serena Williams gave another reminder of her dominance in women’s tennis with a 6-0, 6-4 win in the Australian Open semifinals against Agnieszka Radwanska, who is soon to move to the No. 3 ranking. Six-time champion Williams has never lost a semifinal or final at the Australian Open. The first ...
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December 24, 2015 3:53 am gmt |
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Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named International Tennis Federation World Champions for 2015, after both players won three Grand Slam titles this year. Djokovic won the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, amassing a career-best total of 11 titles in 2015 and an 82-6 win-loss ...