Serena Williams

MASON, Ohio | Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

MASON, Ohio  — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against Peter Gojowczyk, and Williams was eliminated by eighth-seeded Petra Kvitova in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 second-round loss. Federer … Continue reading MASON, Ohio | Federer wins, Serena loses in Cincy tourney

Serena Williams shares postpartum struggles on social media

Serena Williams says she’s been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are “totally normal.” The 23-time Grand Slam champion suffered the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. She then withdrew from this week’s Rogers Cup in … Continue reading Serena Williams shares postpartum struggles on social media

MONTREAL | Serena Williams out of Montreal tourney for personal reasons

MONTREAL  — Serena Williams has pulled out of next week’s Rogers Cup hard-court tournament, citing personal reasons. The tournament announced Williams’ withdrawal on Saturday. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is coming off the most lopsided defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Williams … Continue reading MONTREAL | Serena Williams out of Montreal tourney for personal reasons

SAN JOSE, Calif.  | Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career

SAN JOSE, Calif. —Serena Williams walked off the court offering waves to a supportive Bay Area crowd that certainly didn’t expect to see the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s early exit. In the most lopsided defeat of her career, Williams’ disappointing night ended in less than an hour as she lost her opening match of the … Continue reading SAN JOSE, Calif.  | Serena Williams loses in most lopsided defeat of career

LONDON | Serena Williams at No. 28 in WTA rankings, climbs 153 spots

LONDON— Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still reached the final before losing … Continue reading LONDON | Serena Williams at No. 28 in WTA rankings, climbs 153 spots

LONDON | Kerber set for sustained success after Wimbledon title

LONDON  — The changes Angelique Kerber has made on the court helped her win a first Wimbledon title. She believes the changes she made off the court will ensure her second coming as a dominant force in the women’s game endures. The 30-year-old German defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams 6-3, 6-3 in Saturday’s final to … Continue reading LONDON | Kerber set for sustained success after Wimbledon title

LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic, Nadal resume Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have resumed their Wimbledon semifinal. Three-time champion Djokovic was leading two-time champion Nadal 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) when play was stopped by Wimbledon’s 11 p.m. curfew on Friday evening. The start of the match had been delayed by the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Djokovic, Nadal resume Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON | 10 months after having baby, Williams in Wimbledon final

LONDON— About 10 months after having a baby, Serena Williams plays in the Wimbledon final against Angelique Kerber. Williams is bidding for her eighth championship at the All England Club and 24th Grand Slam title in all, which would equal Margaret Court’s all-time record. Saturday’s matchup is a rematch of the 2016 Wimbledon final, when … Continue reading LONDON | 10 months after having baby, Williams in Wimbledon final