MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) After Madison Keys walked off the court from the biggest match of her young career, she received quite a compliment from her celebrated opponent.
The opponent was No. 1-ranked Serena Williams, who won their semifinal at the Australian Open on Thursday after a tournament that might be remembered as the one where a new American star was born.
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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...
From the USTA: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 28, 2015 — The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez today announced that world No. 1 and 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, former world No. 1 and world No. 18 Venus Williams, No. 30 Varvara Lepchenko and No. 35 and 2015 Australian Open semifinalist Madison Keys will represent the U.S. in the 2015...
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) For the third consecutive year, a 19-year-old with nothing to lose has made a big run to the women's semifinals at the Australian Open, putting the old guard on notice.
In the past two years, though, the veterans have responded by sending the youngsters home - and going on to win the title.
In 2013, Victoria Azarenka defeated Sloane Stephens in the semis...
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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 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...
What do Serena Williams, Milos Raonic, David Goffin, Madison Keys, and Gael Monfils have in common? The Wilson Blade is their weapon of choice. The racket maker has announced the next generation of Blades that includes four new models: BLADE 98 16x19, BLADE 98 18x20, BLADE 98S and BLADE 104.The BLADE is the second attacker-focused product to emerge from Wilson’s new PlayerID...
(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.
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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...