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The Astonishing Greatness of Serena Williams

  After winning her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title on Saturday at Wimbledon, the tennis star has become one of the most accomplished American athletes of all time. No major sport—with the possible exception of gymnastics or swimming—worships youth like tennis. The best athletes in basketball, soccer, football, and baseball tend to reach their peak […]

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Serena Williams rolls past Maria Sharapova to reach Wimbledon final

WIMBLEDON, England — Time and again Serena Williams has turned down the efforts of Maria Sharapova on the tennis court, and she did so once more Thursday in the Wimbledon semifinals. The world No. 1 beat her Russian rival 6-2, 6-4, her 17th consecutive victory against Sharapova, to advance to the final, where she’ll face […]

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Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams too strong for Victoria Azarenka

Serena Williams is two wins away from holding all four grand slam titles – however much she hates thinking about the prospect of repeating her special achievement of 12 years ago – and, with chilling inevitability, it was her friend Victoria Azarenka who served as a stepping stone, albeit a noble one in defeat. The […]

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Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams beats Venus to reach last eight

Serena Williams beat her elder sister Venus in a Grand Slam match for the first time in six years to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals. The world number one came through 6-4 6-3 in one hour and eight minutes on Centre Court. Serena, two years younger at 33, has now won 15 of the American siblings’ […]

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SERENA WINS, BRITISH NO.1 AWAITS

LONDON, England – Serena Williams was at her aggressive best on Wednesday, ripping 23 winners in 59 minutes to storm past Timea Babos and into the third round of The Championships, Wimbledon. A break in the first game of the match carried the No.1-seeded Williams to the first set, and once that one was in […]

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French Open 2015: Serena Williams wins landmark 20th major

Despite being sapped by a nasty flu for much of the last week, the American beat Lucie Safarova 6-3 6-7 (2) 6-2 to win the French Open on Saturday and claim a landmark 20th major. “It seems a little bit like a dream,” Williams told reporters. “Like, is this really my life? Is this really […]

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Serena Williams survives scare vs. Sloane Stephens at French Open

PARIS — For the second time in three days, Serena Williams came back from the brink at the French Open. Less than 48 hours after the world No. 1 and two-time champion here had rallied from a set and 4-2 deficit against rival Victoria Azarenka on Court Philippe Chatrier, Williams did much the same against […]

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Serena Williams beats Sloane Stephens at Madrid Open

World number one Serena Williams extended her winning streak to 25 matches as she beat Sloane Stephens in the second round of the Madrid Open. Williams saw off her fellow American 6-4 6-0 to rack up her 25th win stretching back to last season and take her record for 2015 to 22-0. The top seed […]

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Serena Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro to win Miami Open

World number one Serena Williams thrashed Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro to win her eighth Miami Open title. The 33-year-old raced to a 6-2 6-0 victory in 56 minutes to secure her third straight title at Crandon Park. The American won the final 10 games as she outclassed Suarez Navarro, who will make her top-10 debut […]

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