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Federer, Serena seek US Open quarter-final berths on day seven

09 September, 2019 10:17 am 10:17 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer will try to avoid a second consecutive fourth-round exit from the US Open when he returns to action on Sunday while Serena Williams resumes her quest for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title. Federer, who wilted in hot and humid conditions last year when he fell to Australian John … Read More


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Federer progresses in US Open as Serena overpowers Sharapova

08 August, 2019 2:13 pm 2:13 pm

NEW YORK (AFP) – Serena Williams overwhelmed Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 to reach the second round of the US Open in search of her 24th Grand Slam title while “rusty” Roger Federer rallied past Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal. Six-time US Open champion Williams crushed the five-time major winner from Russia in only 59 minutes, beating … Read More




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Serena rolls past Osaka in Toronto, Halep retires

08 August, 2019 9:27 am 9:27 am

TORONTO (Reuters) – Serena Williams moved into the Rogers Cup semi-finals with a maiden career victory over Naomi Osaka in their first meeting since the American’s infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year’s US Open final. The 6-3 6-4 loss continued a run of poor form for Osaka but there was some good news … Read More


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Serena scraps through unexpected dogfight to reach second round

07 July, 2019 11:59 pm 11:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams began her first-round clash at Wimbledon in complete comfort, but ended it screaming in delight as she finally suppressed Giulia Gatto-Monticone having been dragged into an unlikely dogfight by the world number 161. The Italian qualifier, who was making only her second Grand Slam appearance at the age of 31 … Read More




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Serena, Osaka exits open Paris boulevard for Halep

06 June, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Simona Halep’s path to a second successive French Open title cleared up in spectacular fashion on Saturday after 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams and world number one Naomi Osaka exited Roland Garros in the third round. Williams failed to recover from a woeful start against fellow American Sofia Kenin as the … Read More


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Serena remains America’s best hope at French Open

05 May, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Serena Williams represents the United States’ best chance to hoist the French Open trophy this year but questions loom about her fitness after she was forced to withdraw from the Italian Open last week with a knee injury. Williams, a three-times French Open champion who has a 28-4 record on the … Read More




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Serena pulls out of Italian Open with knee injury

05 May, 2019 11:54 pm 11:54 pm

ROME (Reuters) – Serena Williams pulled out of the Italian Open on Tuesday due to a persistent knee injury which casts doubt on her participation in the French Open which begins this month. The 37-year-old American world number 11 had been due to face sister Venus in an eagerly-awaited second-round clash in Rome. Venus received … Read More




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Cartoon of Serena Williams not racist: Australia watchdog

02 February, 2019 4:08 pm 4:08 pm

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A cartoon published in an Australian newspaper that depicted tennis star Serena Williams having a temper tantrum at the US Open last year was not racist, Australia’s media watchdog said on Monday. The caricature of an angry Williams – with exaggerated lips and tongue and a wild plume of curly hair rising … Read More


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Williams stunned by Pliskova fightback at Australian Open

01 January, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams squandered four match points and blew a 5-1 lead in the decider as seventh seed Karolina Pliskova produced a stunning fightback to claim a 6-4 4-6 7-5 quarter-final victory over the American at the Australian Open on Wednesday. Williams, chasing a milestone 24th Grand Slam triumph, also saved two match … Read More




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Serena motors into fourth round in Melbourne

01 January, 2019 11:37 am 11:37 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Serena Williams powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 6-2 6-1 demolition of Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska to continue her charge through the Melbourne Park draw. The 37-year-old Williams, chasing a record-extending eighth Melbourne title in the professional era, barely broke sweat on a sunny afternoon … Read More




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Serena ‘out of line’ but both sides share blame says King

09 September, 2018 10:38 am 10:38 am

(Reuters) – Former world number one Billie Jean King has softened her initial stance on the controversy over Serena Williams, who was “totally out of line” when she vehemently disputed calls by chair umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s U.S. Open final. Ramos, however, could have prevented the affair had he communicated better and given Williams … Read More




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Serena must balance daughter’s birthday with US Open demands

08 August, 2018 10:15 am 10:15 am

(Reuters) – Serena Williams’ return to the US Open for the first time since becoming a mother will be an emotional experience, not least because her daughter Alexis-Olympia’s first birthday is right in the middle of the tournament. Serena will have the fans firmly behind her in New York and the 36-year-old is also the … Read More




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Serena beaten by Kvitova in second round in Cincinnati

08 August, 2018 6:47 pm 6:47 pm

(Reuters) – Serena Williams was beaten 6-3 2-6 6-3 by Petra Kvitova in a thrilling second-round match at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday, ending the American’s bid for a third title at the event. Williams looked rusty in the first set, struggling to handle the Czech’s booming left-handed serve and never created a break-point opportunity. … Read More




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Serena dominates in return at Cincinnati Masters

08 August, 2018 9:48 am 9:48 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former world number one Serena Williams looked sharp in her return to the hardcourts after a week-long break, soundly defeating Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters. Williams, who made the Wimbledon final last month but withdrew from last week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal … Read More




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Serena Williams says struggling with ‘postpartum emotions’

08 August, 2018 9:41 am 9:41 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Serena Williams was in a “funk” last week because she felt her hectic schedule was not leaving her enough time to care for her 11-month old daughter, the 23-time grand slam champion said in a social media post . The 36-year-old American pulled out of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on … Read More




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