– – Serena Williams left her Australian Open news conference in tears after her semi-final defeat by Naomi Osaka. The American great saw her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title ended by Japan’s three-time major champion Osaka, who won 6-3 6-4. She gave the crowd inside Rod Laver Arena a long wave goodbye with her hand over her heart, leading to questions over the 39-year-old’s future. She responded: “I don’t know. If I ever say farewell, I wouldn’t tell anyone.” Williams became tearful when asked a further question…Read More
– – Serena Williams produced a stunning performance to beat second seed Simona Halep and set up an Australian Open semi-final with Naomi Osaka. The 39-year-old American, bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, won 6-3 6-3 against the Romanian. “I think this is the best match I played this tournament,” said Williams, who moved well and hit 24 winners. Earlier on Tuesday, Osaka cruised past Hsieh Su-wei in just 66 minutes to reach the last four. The Japanese third seed, who won the second of her three Grand…Read More
– – Three-time champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the French Open because of an Achilles injury. The 39-year-old had been scheduled to play her second-round match against Bulgaria’s Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday. The American has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and was aiming to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. “I think I need four to six weeks of sitting and doing nothing,” Williams told a news conference. “I have been struggling to walk so that’s a telltale sign that I should try to recover. – –…Read More
Tennis super star, Serena Williams has revealed why she has a big butt in a tweet. The American is often admired by some of her fans for her physical outlook including her butt. On Monday Williams said in a tweet that she may have found why her butt is that big. The secret according to her could be from the eating of popcorn. She said in a tweet that “I think popcorn is making my butt bigger”. I think popcorn is making my butt bigger. ?? — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)…Read More
Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam title came unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu won her first major in a gripping US Open final. Williams, 37, could not cope with the 19-year-old Canadian’s quality in a 6-3 7-5 defeat. Andreescu, seeded 15th, lost a double break in the second set before taking her third match point. To the disappointment of a stunned home crowd, Williams has now lost four successive major finals. “Bianca played an unbelievable match,” Williams told the crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium. “I’m so proud…Read More
US tennis superstar Serena Williams topped Forbes magazine’s list of the highest paid women in sports for the fourth straight year on Tuesday. The business publication calculated that the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion earned $29.2 million in the 12-month period ending June 1 — with just $4.2 million of that coming from prize money. Japan’s Naomi Osaka, who burst to international stardom with a stunning upset of Williams in the 2018 US Open final and went on to win the Australian Open in January, became just the fourth woman…Read More
MELBOURNE, Australia – Serena Williams stayed on track for a third consecutive Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-3 win Saturday over Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Australian Open.
Williams, who won last year’s Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles, showed no discomfort from the right ankle injury she sustained in the first round.Read More