Serena Williams joins the call for Peng Shuai’s whereabouts

China 11/18/21, 23:36

Tennis icon Serena Williams joins the voices to question Peng Shuai's disappearance, as she has not been heard of since she publicized her sexual assault case with a high-profile Chinese politician.  “I am devastated and shocked to hear about the news of my peer, Peng Shuai. I hope she is safe ...

Update: US teen Anisimova into 3rd round at French Open

Sports 05/30/19, 06:27

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):___1:20 p.m.Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts after missing a shot during her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, May 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)American teenager Amanda Anisimova ...

What’s in a name? You say French Open; I say Roland Garros

Sports 05/30/19, 01:58

Serena Williams and Roger Federer would love to win the French Open again, of course. They'd also be thrilled to win Roland Garros. And they might not know it, but they are doing their best to triumph at what used to officially be the Championnats Internationaux de France, too.What's in ...

Osaka plays Azaranka in matchup of current and former No. 1s

Tennis 05/30/19, 01:29

Naomi Osaka plays Victoria Azaranka in a matchup of current and former No. 1 players in the second round of the French Open.Also Thursday, Serena Williams is back on Court Philippe Chatrier against Japanese qualifier Kurumi Nara.In men's action, top-ranked Novak Djokovic faces 104th-ranked Henri Laaksonen, a "lucky loser" who ...

Serena’s warmup jacket is fit for a ‘queen’ and ‘goddess’

Sports 05/27/19, 15:06

Champion," ''queen," ''goddess" and "mother."Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday."Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it," Williams ...

Champion, queen, goddess, mother: Serena wins at French Open

Sports 05/27/19, 14:39

This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams.Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She'd already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — ...

Update: Serena Williams storms back after losing 1st set

Sports 05/27/19, 12:42

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):7:30 p.m.Serena Williams overcame a slow start for a 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 win over 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia in her opener.Serena Williams of the U.S. plays a shot against Vitalia Diatchenko of Russia during their first round match of the French ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Serena Williams tries again for 24th major

Tennis 05/22/19, 10:45

Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___NAOMI OSAKAFILE - In this May 30, 2018, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka returns a shot against Kazakhstan's Zarina Diyas during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP ...

Fendrich on Tennis: ‘Bienvenue a Paris,’ Serena Williams

Tennis 05/20/19, 10:52

Welcome back to Paris, Serena Williams. The tennis world can't wait to find out exactly how that bothersome left knee is holding up. Williams practiced at the French Open's redesigned main stadium on Monday — alas, Court Philippe Chatrier's retractable roof won't be ready until next year — and will want ...

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Tennis 05/14/19, 10:43

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to an old left knee injury.Tournament organizers made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson.It's the third straight tournament ...

Serena Williams opens clay season with routine win in Rome

Sports 05/13/19, 08:29

Serena Williams opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on Monday in the first round of the Italian Open.Williams fell behind 3-1 in the first set but then began to take control with her baseline power on a windy day at the ...

Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Tennis 05/03/19, 09:12

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams "has already reserved her rooms and should be here a few days early" for the May 13-19 event.Williams has ...

Twitter buzz: The world reacts to Woods’ fifth Masters win

Sports 04/14/19, 17:10

Tiger Woods won the Masters and nearly stopped the Twitterverse in its tracks. There were shout-outs from two presidents who have played with the five-time champion, congrats from a cavalcade of actors and musicians and most fitting, perhaps, were the celebratory toasts from a parade of A-list athletes including Tom Brady, ...

Serena Williams withdraws from Miami Open due to knee injury

Sports 03/23/19, 15:26

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open, blaming a previously undisclosed left knee injury.Williams showed no signs of injury while winning her opening match against Rebecca Peterson, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Williams didn't mention any problems with the knee during a news conference afterward, and the WTA had no information ...

Williams, Duggan weigh in on US soccer discrimination suit

Soccer 03/10/19, 15:03

While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay.The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal pay with their counterparts on the men's national team.At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, ...

Serena tops Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 at Indian Wells

Sports 03/09/19, 11:28

Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, but it seemed more like a final. Each a two-time winner at the event, Williams edged her friend and rival 7-5, 6-3 on Friday night in a display of fierce forehands and shot-making. Both returned from maternity leave ...

Media watchdog says Williams cartoon didn’t breach standards

Tennis 02/25/19, 01:50

A media watchdog has ruled that a cartoon of tennis star Serena Williams which attracted global condemnation after being published by Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper was not in breach of the Australian Press Council's standards of practice.The depiction of Williams by cartoonist Mark Knight last September showed her reacting angrily ...

Reddit co-founder pushes hard for paternity leave

Tech 02/20/19, 19:39

Alexis Ohanian wants other guys to be jealous of him. Not because he's a multimillionaire venture capitalist. Or because he's married to tennis pro Serena Williams. The Reddit co-founder wants men to covet the time he gets to spend with his 1-year-old daughter, Olympia. The pair is all over Instagram cheering for ...

Shiffrin, the new face of skiing, cites Osaka as inspiration

Sports 02/12/19, 12:24

During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport.And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great."Somebody I've been watching lately, and I'm really ...

Australian Open champ Osaka is Asia’s 1st No. 1 in tennis

Sports 01/28/19, 02:38

Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka is the youngest woman to make her debut at No. 1 in nine years and the first man or woman from Asia to lead the tennis rankings.Simona Halep's 48-week stay atop the WTA ended Monday. She slid to No. 3 after a fourth-round loss to ...

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