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Serena Williams raises doubts over playing at the Olympics
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Serena Williams raises doubts over playing at the Olympics

Tennis star, Serena Williams has raised doubts over playing at the Olympics in Tokyo this summer due to the current travel restrictions in place which could prevent her from taking her three-year-old daughter Olympia with her.     The 39-year-old American is the joint-most successful Olympian in tennis history alongside sister Venus having won one gold medal in singles and three in doubles.   But the decision not to allow international visitors to the Games, including family members of athletes, may see her miss the tournament.   Asked whether she would travel to Japan under what will be severe restrictions she cited Olympia in responding: 'I haven't spent 24 hours without her, so that kind of answers the question itself. We're best friends. ...
“I’m Proud of your Bravery” – Serena Williams reacts to Meghan’s revelations about British Royals
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“I’m Proud of your Bravery” – Serena Williams reacts to Meghan’s revelations about British Royals

American Professional tennis player, Serena Williams has commended Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle for finding the courage to finally address their rift with the Royal house. Recall that Meghan in the interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday revealed that she contemplated committing suicide after joining the royal family. The 39-year-old accused the royal family of being racist, adding that their official concern was about the skin color of her unborn son. She further revealed that the Royal Family also cut them off financially. Reacting, Serena in a statement released via her Instagram account on Monday, commended Meghan for summoning the courage to speak about her experiences with the Royal Family. According to her, the mental health consequences of systematic oppr...
Naomi Osaka Beats Serena Williams Again to Deny her a Shot at Record-tying 24th Major Title at Australian Open
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Naomi Osaka Beats Serena Williams Again to Deny her a Shot at Record-tying 24th Major Title at Australian Open

  Naomi Osaka has just defeated Serena Williams to deny her a shot at record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles title at the 2021 Australian Open. The Japanese tennis star, 23, defeated her American opponent, 39, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open semifinals at Rod Laver Arena on Thursday morning, February 18. Osaka, who also beat Williams in the 2018 US Open final, has now reached her fourth major title match and stretched her winning streak to 20 matches by claiming the last eight points. "I don't know if there's any little kids out here today, but I was a little kid watching her play," Osaka, 23, said about Williams, 39, "and just to be on the court playing against her, for me, is a dream." No. 3-seed Osaka will face either No. 25 seed Karolina Muchova or 22nd-seeded American Je...
Australian Open 2021 : Serena Williams Sets up Semi-final Showdown with Naomi Osaka after Beating Simona Halep
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Australian Open 2021 : Serena Williams Sets up Semi-final Showdown with Naomi Osaka after Beating Simona Halep

Tennis legend, Serena Williams has made it through to the Australian Open semi-finals clash, setting up a blockbuster clash against Naomi Osaka after beating Simona Halep. The quarter-final clash which took place on Tuesday morning at Rod Laver Arena, was a revenge match for Serena, who lost Wimbledon's final clash to Halep at the All England Club in 2019. The 23-time grand slam champion put in a dominant performance against the Romanian, winning 6-3 6-3, to make it through to the Australian Open semi-finals clash. It will be the 40th grand slam semifinal of Williams' career as the 39-year-old looks to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 career grand slam victories. "I definitely think this is the best match I've played this tournament for sure," Williams said afterward...
Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open semi-final against Ashleigh Barty over shoulder problem
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Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open semi-final against Ashleigh Barty over shoulder problem

Serena Williams has pulled out from the Yarra Valley Classic with a shoulder problem hours after reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open warm-up event.   The 23-time Grand Slam champion had earlier beaten fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2 4-6 10-6 in the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park on Friday to set up a semi-final clash with top-ranked Ashleigh Barty.   The 39-year-old had been due to play world number one Ashleigh Barty on Saturday but the Australian will now have a free passage through to the final.   Australian Barty, who won 7-5 2-6 10-4 against American Shelby Rogers, will now have a free passage through to the final.   Before withdrawing, Williams said she was looking forward to the semifinals.   “It’s definitely ...
Azarenka digs deep to beat Serena, enters US Open final
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Azarenka digs deep to beat Serena, enters US Open final

Serena Williams was beaten 1-6 6-3 6-3 in the semifinals of the U.S. Open by Victoria Azarenka on Thursday, denying her the chance of winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title on home soil this year. Azarenka will play Japan's Naomi Osaka on Saturday in her third final at Flushing Meadows, having lost the previous two to Williams in 2012 and 2013. Azarenka said her mental game had been crucial in beating the 38-year-old Williams, who needed a medical timeout to have her left ankle re-taped in the third set due to Achilles trouble. “I have been working on finding a calm mind and keep the body going,” the Belarusian said in an on-court interview. “She dug me in a big hole in the first set. I needed to find energy to climb out of the hole and it wasn't easy.” Six-...
Serena Williams Loses To Rogers At Top Seed Open
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Serena Williams Loses To Rogers At Top Seed Open

Serena Williams lost in the Top Seed Open quarter-finals after fellow American Shelby Rogers came back from a set down to win their rain-delayed match 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 in Lexington. Former world number one, Williams, dominated the first set but a resilient Rogers forced a decider. Rogers ranked 116 in the world, then edged the tie-break to record a memorable victory. “It’s every kid’s dream to be able to do something like that,” Rogers said. It was Williams’ first loss since 2012 to a player outside the WTA’s top 100 since Virginie Razzano at 2012 Roland Garros. The tournament top seed, who came from a set down to beat her sister Venus in the previous round, was playing her first tournament in six months Seemingly unaffected by the three-hour rain delay, the 23-time Gra...
Serena Williams’ Husband ,Alexis Ohanian Resigns from Reddit board, asks to be Replaced with a Black Candidate
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Serena Williams’ Husband ,Alexis Ohanian Resigns from Reddit board, asks to be Replaced with a Black Candidate

Serena Williams’ husband and co-founder of Reddit, Alexis Ohanian has resigned as a member of Reddit’s board of directors. Ohanian who made the announcement in a post he shared on Instagram, asked the management of the global forum to hire a black candidate in his stead. He also promised to use his future gains on Reddit stock to serve the black community. The father of one wrote;   I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I’m doing this for me, for my family, and for my country. I’m saying this as a father who needs to be able to answer his black daughter when she asks: “What did you do?” I have resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with...
Naomi Osaka displaces Serena Williams as the highest paid female athlete
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Naomi Osaka displaces Serena Williams as the highest paid female athlete

Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list. . According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months. . That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams. . Both shattered the previous single-year earnings record of £24.4m set in 2015 by Russia’s Maria Sharapova. . Since Forbes began tracking women athletes’ income in 1990, tennis players have topped the annual list every year. . Osaka, whose father was born in Haiti and whose mother is Japanese, is 29th on the 2020 Forbes list of the world’s 100 top-paid athletes, four spots ahead of Williams, the winner of 23 Grand Slam...
Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova record after displacing Serena Williams to Become Highest-paid Female Athlete in History
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Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova record after displacing Serena Williams to Become Highest-paid Female Athlete in History

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list. The 22-year-old also broke Maria Sharapova's previous record for a female athlete which was set in 2015 when she totaled $29.7 million. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months, setting a new record. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams. Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, has been the highest-paid female athlete for the last four years -- earning between $18 million to $29 million. Osaka ranks at No. 29 in the Forbes top-100 highest-paid athletes in 2020, ahead of Serena Williams who sits 33rd. It’s ...
“It Was Really Terrible” – Serena Williams Describes Her First Kiss
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“It Was Really Terrible” – Serena Williams Describes Her First Kiss

Serena Williams maintained constant interaction with her fans during the Coronavirus quarantine period. He was talking to them about the things they usually won’t do because of his busy schedule. During his last interaction with fans, he talked about one of the most intimate experiences of his life. This is something that people only share with their closest friends. Regardless, Serena decided it was an interesting story that her fans had to listen to and have fun with. This incident concerned the first kiss experienced by our own Serena Williams. While most people have fond memories of their first kiss, it was nothing of the sort for Serena. Let’s find out what he said about this strange accident. What did Serena Williams say? Serena Williams has been quite helpful with her ...
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I Thought Serena Williams’ Picture Was Mine – Ufuoma Mcdermott

Nollywood actress, Ufuoma McDermott, has revealed that she mistook a picture of American tennis player, Serena Williams, for herself. The 39-year-old made this known on Instagram on Wednesday She wrote, ‘‘I was scrolling up on my timeline. As this picture came up slowly, I swear I thought it was me.‘‘ Ufuoma admitted to having a crush on the 38-year-old in an Instagram post she shared on April 28. She wrote, ”My#SerenaWilliams crush is plenty o. I want to sell some…Maybe like 0%…”
Serena Williams reveals Cheeky Way her Husband Alexis wooed her at a Restaurant
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Serena Williams reveals Cheeky Way her Husband Alexis wooed her at a Restaurant

Multiple Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, has opened up about the first time she met husband Alexis Ohanian, and how they got talking at a restaurant. The tennis legend in a recent Instagram post, spoke about the early days of their relationship. In the post, Serena Williams revealed details about the first time they met, either five or six years ago. The American tennis star had spent most of her years winning Grand Slam titles without having a man to accompany her success. But according to her post on Instagram, she briefly narrated how the journey began five or six years ago in Roma, Italy. The Olympic gold medalist was chilling out in a restaurant in Italy when the chief executive officer of Reddit made advances at her and the rest is now history. ‘This trip start...
Gigi Hadid Says She Hurt Her Arm Before Virtual Tennis Match With Serena Williams
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Gigi Hadid Says She Hurt Her Arm Before Virtual Tennis Match With Serena Williams

Model Gigi Hadid has revealed that she actually ‘pulled’ her arm muscle while practicing for virtual tennis match with pal Serena Williams. Gigi, who just announced she is expecting a child, talked to Jimmy Fallon via video chat about the injury, admitting: ‘I’ve been practicing a lot because if anyone’s more competitive than me it’s Serena.’ ‘And, like, I cannot, like, lose our friendship over [this], you know what I mean?’ the supermodel joked. She said: “We’re playing controller version but the first night I played, I practiced on swing mode and fully pulled my entire arm. Like, the next day, I couldn’t lift my arm. I couldn’t do anything.” The supermodel and tennis star will play as a doubles team during the upcoming Mario Tennis Aces tournament, hosted by IMG modeling ...
“Working And Being A Mum Is Not Easy. I’m Often Exhausted” Serena Williams Says
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“Working And Being A Mum Is Not Easy. I’m Often Exhausted” Serena Williams Says

Serena Williams shared a new photo of her cradling her sleeping daughter as she opened up about how hard it is balancing motherhood with a career. The professional tennis player wrote: “I am not sure who took this picture but Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama @olympiaohanian. #nofilter#nomakeup #nohairbursh lol #justme.” This comes after Serena’s coach, Patrick Mouratoglou said  Serena’s team might have to change their strategy because she hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since returning to tennis after childbirth.   “We have to accept the fact that it is not working,” s...
Serena Williams Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Speaks on her Recent Losses
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Serena Williams Coach Patrick Mouratoglou Speaks on her Recent Losses

Serena Williams’ coach ,Patrick Mouratoglou has opened up on her recent losses. The American 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, 38, has lost four major finals since she and her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, welcomed their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., on Sept. 1, 2017. She returned to tennis four months after giving birth with the aim of breaking Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles. But she hasn't able to break the record. Just last month, Serena Williams was knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, who has worked with her since 2012, has said the tennis legend needs to "change her strategy" and "face reality" having not won a Grand Slam title since returning to tennis. Speaking to B...
“Me And My Mom” Naomi Osaka Honors Serena Williams As She Shares New Photo Of Them Together
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“Me And My Mom” Naomi Osaka Honors Serena Williams As She Shares New Photo Of Them Together

Though they are rivals in the sports of tennis, Naomi Osaka respects Serena Williams and she doesn't fail to show this when she gets the opportunity.   The 22-year-old Japanese professional tennis player, who beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 at the US Open to win a Grand Slam title in 2018, took to Twitter to share a photo with her idol Serena Williams.   "Me and my mom," She captioned the photo.       Twitter users had mixed reactions to the photo. Some praised Naomi for honouring Serena. But some read meanings into the word "mom" and told her that Serena isn't her mom but a champion.   Recall that when Naomi beat Serena in 2018 to win the Grand Slam title, the crowd booed Naomi and Serena ended up switching from competitor ...
Jay Z and Serena Williams invest in coffee business
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Jay Z and Serena Williams invest in coffee business

Rapper-turned-mogul Jay-Z and tennis star Serene Williams are among the two celebrities who have thrown their weight behind Indonesian coffee chain Kopi Kenangan’s expansion plans, pumping in an undisclosed amount into the second round of the start-up’s Series A funding. Founded in 2017 by school friends Edward Tirtanata, James Prananto and Cynthia Chaerunnisa, Kopi Kenangan raised US$20 million from Sequoia India in June. Last year, Kopi Kenangan pulled in US$8 million in seed funding from Alpha JWC. Series A funding is the name given to a company’s first significant funding from investors to grow the business. The latest round of investments come courtesy of Williams-backed Serena Ventures and Arrive, an arm of entertainment company Roc Nation, which was founded by billionaire ...
19-Year-Old Bianca Andreescu Defeats Serena Williams To Win 2019 US Open
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19-Year-Old Bianca Andreescu Defeats Serena Williams To Win 2019 US Open

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu has shocked the tennis world by defeating Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the 2019 US Open Final. Andreescu has become the first woman from Canada to win a Grand Slam after producing a stunning performance to beat Serena Williams in the US Open final. Andreescu, playing in her first Major final, was gifted the ideal start after Williams double-faulted to drop serve and the 19-year-old was nerveless as she stayed in control and won the opening set 6-3. In the second set, Andreescu's level elevated even higher as she ruthlessly took advantage of a poor Williams serving day and served for the match at 5-2. Williams hit back in stunning fashion to level the set at 5-5 but when serving to stay in the match, Andreescu found her form again and on her third...
Serena Williams reaches US Open final after defeating Elina Svitolina
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Serena Williams reaches US Open final after defeating Elina Svitolina

Serena Williams is set for another chance to equal the all-time Grand Slam record after defeating Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final clash. The 37-year-old American defeated the Ukrainian fifth seed 6-3 6-1 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium last night to reach her fourth major final since welcoming her first child in September 2017. The six-time champion will now face Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu in Saturday's final in New York. “There’s so many different emotions in finals,” Williams said softly on Thursday night. “It just brings out so many highs and lows, nerves and expectations — it’s a lot.” “Obviously there’s a lot of things that I’ve learned in the past,” Williams said, “but I just have to go out there and, above all, most of all, just stay relaxed.” Serena ...
Serena Williams crushes Maria Sharapova in 58 minutes at the U.S. Open
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Serena Williams crushes Maria Sharapova in 58 minutes at the U.S. Open

Serena Williams defeated Maria Sharapova to come out victorious on the first night of the US Open to reach the second round. The 37-year-old American who has 23 major singles titles took only 58 minutes to humble Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in the US Open first-round match which took place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night ( August 26) After the match, Serena Williams who lost to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open final at the same Stadium, addressed the crowd during her interview with ESPN. "Thank you for supporting me," she said. "I've said it once, but I've had a lot of tough matches here and a lot of tough losses, but coming out tonight makes it all worthwhile." Sharapova, 32, who has been plagued by injuries this year said: "This is a very different chapter in my career." ...
Serena Williams Retires At Rogers Cup Finals Due To Injury, Cries Bitterly
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Serena Williams Retires At Rogers Cup Finals Due To Injury, Cries Bitterly

Tennis Player, Serena Williams broke down in tears as she tired in the early stages of the Roger Cup Final match against teenager, Bianca Andreescu. Williams suffered an upper back injury, thus, losing to Andreescu. The 23-time grand slam holder was looking forward to win her first WTA Tour title after coming back from maternity leave. She got defeated by 3-1 in the first set, and unfortunately couldn’t continue after the injury. The 19-year opponent has become the first home winner of WTA Premier Tournament after 50 years since Faye Urban and Vicki Berner clashed in an all-Canadian final, which Urban emerged the winner. The Canadian will debut number 14 on the Highest-Ranking Teenager in the women’s game. “Serena, you made me cry a bunch over there,” “I know what it’s lik...
Serena Williams tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid sports women for fourth straight year
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Serena Williams tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid sports women for fourth straight year

Serena Williams is Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete for the fourth year in a row after she earned $29.2million in just 12 months. The 23-time grand slam singles champion made 29.2 million US dollars for the 12 months to June 1, only £3.4m dollars of which was in prize money. Young Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, 21, who benefited from lucrative endorsements as well as prize-winning pots this year made $24.3 million. Next on the list is Germany’s Angelique Kerber who made £9.7m ($11.8m) this year. The highest-placed athlete from another sport was United States footballer Alex Morgan in 12th. She earned £4.75m ($5.8m) US dollars and all of the money was made through endorsements. Check out the TOP 10 EARNERS 1. Serena Williams (tennis) Total Earnings: £24m ($29.2m) ...
Zodwa compares herself to Rihanna, Beyoncé & Serena
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Zodwa compares herself to Rihanna, Beyoncé & Serena

Zodwa Wabantu has come out to slam the double standards of South Africans who idolise people such as Rihanna and Serena Williams for their nude outfits but seem to have a problem with hers. The entertainer, who wore her most revealing dress yet at the recent Vodacom Durban July, has been dominating the social media timeline since Saturday with many attempting to body shame her and slam her nudity. "South Africans are funny. People like Rihanna and Beyoncé can run around in revealing clothes or even be naked and they will be praised. They are still respected and nobody ever accused them of being a bad role model to kids or being prostitutes, but when I do it is a problem..." Zodwa told TshisaLIVE. Zodwa's outfit at the July was similar to a dress Rihanna wore 2014 for the CFDA Fa...
Rapinoe joins Serena Williams in vow to fight for equal pay ‘every day until I’m in my grave’
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Rapinoe joins Serena Williams in vow to fight for equal pay ‘every day until I’m in my grave’

orld Cup winner pledged her support for the tennis great, saying she will continue the battle for equal pay for the rest of her life United States forward Megan Rapinoe has echoed Serena Williams' comments on equal pay amid the Women's World Cup winners' ongoing fight for parity with the men's team. Rapinoe scored the opening goal as USA beat Netherlands 2-0 in the World Cup final to retain their title during a tournament where the 34-year-old became a global icon. The attacker also had a war of words with US president Donald Trump during the tournament in France after saying she was "not going to the f****** White House".
Simona Halep Defeats Serena Williams To Win 2019 Wimbledon
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Simona Halep Defeats Serena Williams To Win 2019 Wimbledon

Simona Halep has won the 2019 Wimbledon after defeating rival Serena Williams 2-6 2-6 in the final today. Halep dominated from the start, winning the first four games. That gave her a double break and she never looked back, waltzing to the first set 6-2. Serena Williams, who has seeking to equal the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, came out for the second set with more determination. But the American was not at the races and Halep won the second set 6-2 too to win her first ever Wimbledon title. After the match, Serena Williams admitted she was beaten by the better woman today. She said: “She played out of her mind, congratulations Simona. “It was a little deer in the headlights for me. “Whenever someone plays that amazing, you just have to take ...
Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging Wimbledon court in practice
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Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging Wimbledon court in practice

Serena Williams has been fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging a court during practice before the Wimbledon tournament started. Fabio Fognini was also fined $3,000. The Italian said during his third-round loss that he wished a bomb would hit Wimbledon. Nick Kyrgios was handed two fines, one for $3,000 from the first round and another for $5,000 from the second round -- both for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Australian lost to Rafael Nadal in four sets in the second round.
Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at Wimbledon to support Serena Williams
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Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance at Wimbledon to support Serena Williams

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex and friend to tennis pro Serena Williams, made a surprise appearance at day four of Wimbledon to watch Williams play in her second round match. This is Markle’s second time at Wimbledon as a royal; she attended last summer as well with Kate Middleton. Williams, ranked the number 10 tennis player in the world, played against Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan, ranked number 133, on Thursday. Williams won the second round match in the third set, 2-6 6-2 6-4. Markle attended the game with two friends Genevieve Hills and Lindsay Roth.  
Serena Williams Becomes The First Athlete To Make Forbes’ Richest Self-made Women List
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Serena Williams Becomes The First Athlete To Make Forbes’ Richest Self-made Women List

Serena Williams has made history as the first athlete to make Forbes’ list of the World’s Richest Self-Made Women. According to the publication, the 23-time Grand Slam champion made the list as a result of her estimated fortune of $224m (£177m). The majority of William‘s fortune has been made as a result of her “brain and brand rather than her backhand”, according to Forbes, with the star investing in 34 startup businesses in the past five years alone. Opening up about her financial investments, Williams told the publication:- “I want to be in the infrastructure. I want to be the brand, instead of just being the face.” In April, Williams announced she was launching her own venture-capital firm. Forbes reports that 60 per cent of Williams’ investments so far have gone to c...
Serena Williams Hits The French Open In Style Following Catsuit Ban
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Serena Williams Hits The French Open In Style Following Catsuit Ban

She may have been banned from wearing at catsuit at last year’s French Open, but the controversy hasn’t stopped Serena Williams making a fashion statement on the court. The tennis star, 37, turned heads in an unusual superhero-inspired outfit, designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike. The black and white ensemble even comes with a cape featuring the words ‘Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess’ in French, although she did not wear this while playing.      
New Injury Forces Serena Williams To Withdraw From 2019 Italian Open
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New Injury Forces Serena Williams To Withdraw From 2019 Italian Open

Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open after suffering a knee injury. The American, 37, was set to play sister Venus Williams in the second round but said she would be "concentrating on rehab" instead. "I look forward to seeing you all at the French Open and next year in Rome," she said. Williams has also struggled with injury pulling out of the Miami Open at the third-round stage in March, after a viral illness prevented her from competing in Indian Wells. The French Open tournament kicks off on 26 May and Williams is chasing her fourth title, while Wozniacki, a former Australian Open champion, has never gone beyond the quarter-final stage.
Celebrities Step Out in Style for the pre-Met Gala
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Celebrities Step Out in Style for the pre-Met Gala

Celebrities stepped out last night or a pre-Met Gala ahead of the Met Gala tonight. Stars like Serena Williams and her tech entrepreneur husband Alexis Ohanian were seen arriving at 172 Sullivan Street, New York City, for the dinner on Sunday night. Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Harry Styles, Anna Wintour, James Corden and his wife Julia Carey, Janelle Monae, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Falchuk and more were also seen arriving for the event. More photos below. Harry Styles Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian James Corden and Julia Carey Anna Wintour Lady Gaga Rita Ora Janelle Monae Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Brad Falchuk Elle Fanning
Serena Withdraws From Miami Open With Knee Injury
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Serena Withdraws From Miami Open With Knee Injury

Serena Williams withdrew from the WTA and ATP Masters Miami Open on Saturday with a left knee injury.  Serena Williams of the US returns a shot during her women’s singles match against Kaia Kanepi of Estonia on Day 7 of the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 2, 2018 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s withdrawal comes a day after she beat Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson in three sets to reach the third round. “I am disappointed to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a left knee injury,” said Williams, an eight-time winner in Miami who has completed just seven matches this year. The 37-year-old superstar, now ranked 10th in the world, appeared to be moving freely against Peterson, but said she needed to play better...
Oshoala, Oparanozie, Ajibade And Other World Stars At Nike’s Fashion Show In Paris
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Oshoala, Oparanozie, Ajibade And Other World Stars At Nike’s Fashion Show In Paris

Nike has gathered together female athletes from all over the world and major fashion models to unveil the jerseys of 14 teams that will take part in the FIFA Women's World Cup in France this year. Stars like Serena Williams, Naomi Campbell, Casters Semenya, Adrianna of Brazil and our very own Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie, Rasheedat Ajibade and Rita Chikwelu are in Paris for Nike's big fashion show tonight. Nike will also announce partnerships that it will enter into to develop women's sport. Here are pictures from the event. 1) Can you spot Asisat Oshoala and Rasheedat Ajibade of Nigeria and Thembi Kgatlana and Janine Van Wyck of South Africa? 2) Can you spot Desire Oparanozie and Rita Chikwelu of Nigeria? 3) Naomi Campbell at the event 4) Can you spot Caster ...
Serena out-guns Azarenka to reach Indian Wells 3rd rd
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Serena out-guns Azarenka to reach Indian Wells 3rd rd

Serena Williams of the United States plays a forehand against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during their women’s singles second round match on day five of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 08, 2019 in Indian Wells, California. Serena Williams out-gunned Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 in an electrifying clash of former world number ones on Friday to reach the third round at Indian Wells.The two raised the temperature on a cold, windy night in the California desert, trading shots from every corner of the court before Williams wrapped things up after two hours and 17 minutes She finished it off in style, with a pair of unreturnable serves. “It was really good for me to kind of fight through that, because literally I had to fight for every p...
Will Smith to Play Venus and Serena Williams’ Dad in ‘King Richard’
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Will Smith to Play Venus and Serena Williams’ Dad in ‘King Richard’

American actor, Will Smith will play Richard Williams, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, in the movie “King Richard.” But It's yet unknown if the Williams sisters will be involved in the project. According to Variety, the film, based on a script by Zach Baylin, will center on Richard Williams overcoming hardship, skepticism, controversy, and his own troubled past to instruct his daughters, starting when they were four years old on the tennis courts of Compton, Calif. despite not having a background in tennis. It was also revealed that Tim and Trevor White will produce the movie under their Star Thrower Entertainment banner, which has backed “The Post,” “Wind River,” and “Ingrid Goes West.” Smith will also produce under his Overbrook Entertainment company. Th...
Serena Williams & Daughter Bump Into Lewis Hamilton At Jewelry Store
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Serena Williams & Daughter Bump Into Lewis Hamilton At Jewelry Store

Tennis superstar, Serena Williams bumped into British F1 driver Lewis Hamilton while shopping at XIV Karats LTD in Beverly Hills on Tuesday with her adorable daughter Alexis Olympia. The 34-year-old five-time Formula 1 World Champion cooed as he interacted with Serena's 16-month-old privileged princess, who sported a cute bumble-bee backpack. The Michigan-born 37-year-old scraped her hair into a top-bun and she slipped her 5ft9in athletic figure into a b&w-striped backless mini-dress and black sandals for the quick outing.         Source: rushhoursport
Naomi Osaka Wins Australia Open; Becomes World No 1 (Photo)
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Naomi Osaka Wins Australia Open; Becomes World No 1 (Photo)

Naomi Osaka defeated Petra Kvitova, 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4, on Saturday to win the Australian Open and become the first Japanese player to attain the No. 1 singles ranking in women’s tennis. It was the second consecutive major title for the fourth-seeded Osaka, 21, who defeated Serena Williams in straight sets at the United States Open in September. The last woman to win back-to-back Grand Slam singles titles was Williams, who claimed the first three majors in 2015.
Williams Refuses to Blame Injury for Ouster
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Williams Refuses to Blame Injury for Ouster

Serena Williams lifts her ankle off the court but refused to blame her defeat on injury AUSTRALIA OPEN Former number one female tennis star, Serena Williams, has refused to blame a jarred ankle after suffering a remarkable Australia Open collapse in the quarter-finals against Karolina Pliskova. From a set and a break down, the title favourite turned things around to lead 5-1 in the deciding set and had four match points but lost six games in a row to fall to a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 defeat. Williams had her first match point at 5-1 but, after being called for a foot fault on what appeared to be an ace, she jarred her left ankle and did not win another point on serve during the match. The other three chances came with Pliskova serving at 4-5 but the Czech was rewarded for bravery on...
Karolina Pliskova Defeats Serena Williams At The Australian Open
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Karolina Pliskova Defeats Serena Williams At The Australian Open

Serena Williams missed four match points before losing to Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova in a dramatic Australian Open quarter-final. The 37-year-old led 5-1 in the final set but lost the last six games as her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title ended with a 6-4 4-6 7-5 defeat in Melbourne. Williams seemed unsettled after turning her ankle on her first match point. 26-year-old Karolina Pliskova will now meet Japan's Naomi Osaka in Thursday's semi-finals. MySportDab report the other women's semifinal will be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova against unseeded American Danielle Collins. "I was almost in the locker room but now stand here as the winner," said Pliskova, who reached the US Open final in 2016. "My mind was in the locker roo...
Australian Open: Serena Williams Knocks Out World Number 1, Simona Halep
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Australian Open: Serena Williams Knocks Out World Number 1, Simona Halep

23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena bulldozed her way through to the next stage after defeating world number one. Serena Williams staved off a spectacular fightback from world number one Simona Halep to win 6-1 4-6 6-4 and reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday. French Open champion Halep broke Williams’ serve in the first game but that was the only one she managed for the rest of the opening set as the 23-time Grand Slam champion bulldozed her way through the set in 20 minutes, serving it out with an ace. The victory was a major step towards the 37-year-old U.S. great equalling Australian Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam wins as she powered into the last eight. It looked as if she would breeze through the match after the opening set mauling ...
Czech Seventh Seed Pliskova Powers Into Open Quarters
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Czech Seventh Seed Pliskova Powers Into Open Quarters

Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova hits a return against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza during their women’s singles match on day eight of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 21, 2019. William WEST / AFP Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova marched into the Australian Open quarter-finals for the third straight year Monday with a commanding straight sets win over 18th seed Garbine Muguruza of Spain.  Pliskova triumphed 6-3, 6-1 to set up a last eight meeting with either world number one Simona Halep or 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. The 26-year-old has been a regular in the second week of Slams in recent years, reaching the quarters or better seven times since late 2016 while still searching for a breakthrough win. But she ...
Australian Open: Serena Williams Comforts Teenager after Third-round Win
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Australian Open: Serena Williams Comforts Teenager after Third-round Win

Seven-time champion Serena Williams comforted opponent Dayana Yastremska after powering past the teenager into the Australian Open fourth round. Williams beat the 18-year-old Ukrainian 6-2 6-1 in one hour and seven minutes and did not drop a service game. “You’re gonna make it, don’t cry”, Williams, 37, told a tearful Yastremska following her victory. The American will face Romanian world number one Simona Halep next after she beat Serena’s older sister Venus. “I thought she did really amazing,” Williams said when asked about the future of Yastremska, who was not even born when the American won the first of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles in 1999. “She came out swinging and to be so young, she came out ready to go. When I was young I played against so many people and every...
Serena Beats Bouchard to Advance to Third Round
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Serena Beats Bouchard to Advance to Third Round

          Serena Williams AUSTRALIAN OPEN Serena Williams swatted aside Canada’s Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets to continue her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The American 16th seed made a rapid start on her way to a 6-2 6-2 victory over the 2014 Wimbledon finalist. Not everything went the 37-year-old’s way, but she demonstrated why she is considered the tournament favourite. Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska, ranked 57th, awaits her in the third round. Williams, 37, started her pursuit for a record-extending eighth Australian Open title – and equalling Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam tally – with a 49-minute stroll against fellow mother Tatjana Maria on Monday. Bouchard, ranked 79th in the world, provided little more res...
See the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash that is causing a stir online
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See the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash that is causing a stir online

Tennis star, Serena Williams is causing a stir online for wearing this figure-hugging bodysuit which she paired with fishnet tights for her Australian Open clash against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday.     The 37-year-old won 6-2, 6-2 but all eyes were on Serena because of the controversial Nike green bodysuit she wore which showcased her eye-popping figure.     Her controversial outfit comes just five months after French Open banned her from wearing her black catsuit at this year's tournament.     Meanwhile, here is how some Twitter users are reacting to the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash on Thursday.
Williams Sisters, Djokovic Through to Second Round
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Williams Sisters, Djokovic Through to Second Round

Serena Williams stormed into the Australian Open second round as she began her bid for a 24th Grand Slam title with a win over Tatjana Maria. The 37-year-old American, whose 23rd major title came in Melbourne when she was pregnant two years ago, won 6-0 6-2 in 49 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. Williams holds the most Open era singles titles, but is looking to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. Sister Venus dug deep to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-2. The Romanian 26th seed served for the match at 5-3 in the second set but Venus broke to love. The 38-year-old American, ranked 36th, went on to take the set before dominating the third. The seven-time Grand Slam champion said: “It was pretty hairy there. I hope that this tough match will prepare me...
Nerves Could Jinx Serena’s Record Slam Bid, Says Court
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Nerves Could Jinx Serena’s Record Slam Bid, Says Court

Serena Williams  Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams’ bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title. She disputed the bookies’ assessment that Serena is the red-hot favourite to lift the Australian Open trophy for an eighth time, taking her overall Grand Slam tally to 24 and equalling Court’s mark. “I think it’s possible for Serena to equal me if anybody’s gonna do it, it’s Serena, but I don’t think there’s a clear-cut favourite,” Court told Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper Sunday. “I think it’s a pretty open tournament and I think an outsider can win it.” Williams, 37, has won 23 singles Grand Slams since 1999 — seven Austral...

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