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Unseeded Cepelova stuns Serena in Charleston

Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

World number one Serena Williams crashed out of the WTA Tour’s Family Circle Cup on Tuesday, losing her opening match in straight sets to world number 78 Jana Cepelova.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Serena breezes, Sharapova battles at Miami tennis

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams  AP

World number one Serena Williams breezed into the quarter-finals of the WTA and ATP Miami Masters on Monday while Russian fourth seed Maria Sharapova battled through three sets to advance.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Serena Williams into 4th round at Sony Open

Serena Williams, of the United States, celebrates after scoring a point against Caroline Garcia, of France, at the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014. Williams won 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. AP

Serena Williams overcame some sloppy play to reach the fourth round at the Sony Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Serena Williams wins opening match at Sony Open

Serena Williams. AP FILE PHOTO

Serena Williams capitalized on a critical double-fault by Yaroslava Shvedova to survive a 69-minute first set and win her opening match at the Sony Open 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Thursday.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Serena and Jankovic have another spat

Serena Williams. AP

World number one Serena Williams’ comeback trail endured further feisty moments with Jelena Jankovic, the former world number one from Serbia, On Thursday before she reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Open.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Ivanovic ends Serena Williams’ streak in Australian Open upset

Serena Williams supports herself with a racket as she plays Ana Ivanovic of Serbia during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. AP PHOTO

Serena Williams’ long winning streak has come to an end in an upset 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Ana Ivanovic in the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Williams sets Australian mark with 3rd-round win

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after defeating Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Serena Williams got on and off court as quickly as she could in the scorching heat Friday, registering yet another record with match win No. 61 at the Australian Open as she advanced to the fourth round with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Daniela Hantuchova.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Djokovic, Serena Williams win at Australian Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams AP

A rusty Novak Djokovic began his bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title on Monday with a win over Lukas Lacko while Serena Williams looked as polished as ever beating Australian teenager Ashleigh Barty.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Tennis: Azarenka shrugs off Serena favorite tag

Victoria Azarenka. AP FILE PHOTO

Defending champion Victoria Azarenka Sunday insisted she doesn’t care that Serena Williams is seen as favorite to win the Australian Open and indicated her motivation was high to beat the world number one.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal, Murray, Federer all in the same half

Serbia's Novak Djokovic jokes with the crowd as he takes his shirt off during his match against Juan Monaco of Argentina at the Kooyong Classic ahead of the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne Australia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. AP

As three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot before Friday’s draw, he joked that having his fingerprints on it may in some way help him win the title for a fourth consecutive year.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Nadal, Williams top seeds at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning the final match of the Qatar Open tournament in Doha against France's Gael Monfils on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. AP

As expected, Number 1-ranked Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams have been made the top seeds at the Australian Open which begins on Monday at Melbourne Park.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

No limits for unstoppable Serena, says Navratilova

Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning the women's singles final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-4, 7-5 during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. AP/Tertius Pickard

Unstoppable Serena Williams could eclipse Steffi Graf as the most successful Grand Slam champion in the Open era, tennis great Martina Navratilova said Tuesday.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Azarenka fighting to get fit for 2014

Victoria Azarenka AP file photo

World number two Victoria Azarenka said Friday she was battling to get her fitness back on track after a disappointing 2013 as she prepared to face world number one Serena Williams in Thailand.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

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