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US player Serena Williams reacts as she withdraws from her women's singles first round match against Belarus's Aliaksandra Sasnovich on the second day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 29, 2021. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)

Even in victory Bencic feels Serena’s aura

Serena Williams may be in the home stretch of her career, but the 23-time Grand Slam champion's aura remains, Switzerland's Belinda Bencic said Wednesday.
2 years ago
US player Serena Williams celebrates after winning with Tunisia's Ons Jabeur against Spain's Sara Sorribes Tormo and Czech Republic's Marie Bouzkova at the end of their round of 8 women's doubles tennis match, on day three, of the Eastbourne International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

‘I didn’t know how I’d come back,’ says Serena

Serena Williams admits that she didn't know how or when she would return to tennis but insisted retirement had not been on her agenda during her year-long absence.
2 years ago
Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka hits a return during his men's doubles match against Spain's Marcel Granollers and Argentina's Horacio Zeballos on day three of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 19, 2022. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)

Withdrawals, upsets as Australian Open enter day two

Despite the controversy that heralded the start of the ongoing Australian Open, which started on Monday with Tennis Australia (TA) and the county's mishandling of the men’s world No 1 player,
3 years ago
US player Serena Williams arrives at Aorangi Practice Courts at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2021, ahead of the start of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by AELTC/Thomas Lovelock / POOL / AFP)

Ball in Serena’s court at Wimbledon with rivals’ fitness doubts

Serena Williams turns 40 on September 26 and the arrival of that landmark birthday will be all the sweeter if she has at last equalled Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand
3 years ago
This hand out photo released by the Tennis Australia on February 20, 2021 shows Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup trophy after her women's singles final match against Jennifer Brady of the US on day thirteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (Photo by FIONA HAMILTON / TENNIS AUSTRALIA / AFP)

Serena, Osaka, other women in Melbourne

The 2021 Australian Open came down to the tale of Serena Williams’ elusive quest and Naomi Osaka’s steady ascendancy. It was Osaka who had prevailed at the 2018 U.S. Open
3 years ago
Serena Williams of the US celebrates beating Romania's Simona Halep during their women's singles quarter-final match on day nine of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 16, 2021. (Photo by David Gray / AFP)

Djokovic struggles past Zverev as Serena, Osaka also march on

Novak Djokovic produced a surprising comeback to defeat Germany’s Alexander Zverev, the seventh seed, 6/7 (6), 6/2, 6/4, 7/6 (6) to roll into the semifinals of the Australian Open.
3 years ago
This hand out photo released by the Tennis Australia on February 6, 2021 shows Serena Williams of the US speaking during a pre-tournament player media conference at Melbourne Park in Melbourne. (Photo by SCOTT BARBOUR / TENNIS AUSTRALIA / AFP)

Osaka, Serena, Djokovic in action as delayed Australian Open begins

US Open champion Naomi Osaka will get the delayed Australian Open underway when she strides on to Rod Laver Arena Monday morning, with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams
3 years ago
Serena Williams of the US hits a return against Danielle Collins of the US during their Yara Valley Classic Women's singles tennis match in Melbourne on February 5, 2021. (Photo by David Gray / AFP)

‘Definitely on my mind’ – Serena says elusive 24th major weighs heavily

Serena Williams admitted Saturday her long chase for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam trophy has been weighing on her mind ahead of next week's Australian Open.
3 years ago
Serena Williams of the US reacts on a point against Danielle Collins of the US during their Yara Valley Classic Women's singles tennis match in Melbourne on February 5, 2021. (Photo by David Gray / AFP) /

Injuries mount as Osaka, Serena, Kenin struggle ahead of Aussie Open

World number three Naomi Osaka joined Serena Williams and Simona Halep with injury niggles ahead of the Australian Open Saturday as defending champion Sofia Kenin blamed her groin strain
3 years ago
US Serena Williams takes a selfie with the trophy after winning the final match of the WTA Tennis Open tournament game against US Madison Keys at the Foro Italico in Rome on May 15, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Serena reinforces huge rankings lead

Serena Williams reinforced her huge lead at the top of the WTA rankings a week out from the start of the French Open after winning the Italian Open on Sunday.
8 years ago