Serena Williams cut short a practice on the eve of the Australian Open final against Maria Sharapova due to a cold she's been battling for the past week.
The No. 1-ranked American was shown in footage on Australia's Channel 7 network coughing into a towel and blowing her nose before she abandoned the practice session on Friday.
She later said in a statement released by the WTA...
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) It wasn't until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.
Now she's on the verge of a 19th major championship after beating 19-year-old Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Thursday and setting up an Australian Open final against long...
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It is easy to focus on certain details, certain individuals, certain contexts, to the exclusion of others.
Thursday afternoon in Melbourne, Australia, it was so easy to look at Madison Keys — all of 19 years old — crushing a tennis ball with a smooth and relaxed stroke, and conclude that “the future of women’s tennis had arrived.”
On the surface, such a statement seems...
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(January 29, 2015) For the first time since 2004, the Australian Open women’s final will feature No. 1 versus No. 2. Top seed and five-time Australian Open winner Serena Williams will take on 2008 champion Maria Sharapova for the title on Saturday.
Both women won straight set matches on Thursday to advance. Williams won a slugfest of big serves...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Serena Williams moved one step closer to her 19th Grand Slam title by beating Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-2 in 65 minutes Wednesday to advance to the Australian Open semifinals.
The No. 1-ranked Williams displayed her immense power, reeling off heavy returns that included 58 winners compared to38 from Cibulkova, last year's runner-up.
Williams played on Rod...
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(January 28, 2015) No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 35 Madison Keys booked spots in Australian Open semifinals on Wednesday. Keys broke up what could have been an “all-Williams” semifinal when the 19-year-old knocked out 34-year-old Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 to reach her first Grand Slam final four.
Serena Williams had a much easier time advancing, dismissing last...
(January 26, 2015) Serena Williams gained some revenge at the Australian Open on Monday for an early round loss at the French Open last year, when she rallied to beat Spain’s Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals.
The 18-time major champion, seeking her sixth title in Melbourne lost badly to No. 24 Muguruza in the second round of last year’s Roland Garros...
(January 6, 2015) Just a day after an espresso perked her up to come back to win, Serena Williams lost 6-2, 6-1 to Eugenie Bouchard of Canada on Tuesday at Hopman Cup, a mixed team exhibition event in Perth. Team Canada clinched the match against team USA when John Isner lost his singles match to Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the men’s singles.
“Miracle Coffee” Lifts Serena...
Serena Williams rallied back from a first-set 6-0 loss to Flavia Pennetta at the Hopman Cup on Monday to win her match 0-6, 6-3, 6-0. The secret to the comeback? Espresso. No, seriously. After losing the first set, Williams called the chair umpire over to ask him if she could get an espresso. You could...Read More
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A teary-eyed Serena Williams waited patiently at the finish line of last Sunday's NYC Marathon for her tennis rival and good friend Caroline Wozniacki to complete the race — which she did in an impressive 3 hours, 27 minutes.
On Friday, Williams began her morning with a brief “SerenaFriday” question-and-answer session on Twitter, which led to an inquiry about her interest...