Jul 15, 2015

Venus likes Serena's Slam chances

Venus Williams spoke for everyone in women’s tennis when a young girl asked her, “How is it playing against your sister?” Williams responded: “Never easy, never easy.” Speaking at a news conference before playing for the Washington Kastles in World TeamTennis, the 35-year-old seven-time ...

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Jul 13, 2015

Serena eyes calendar Slam

Serena Williams holds all four major tennis titles after her Wimbledon victory Saturday but she wants more. A victory in New York in September would allow Williams to tie Steffi Graf’s mark for 22 career Grand Slam titles, and give her a calendar Slam, ...

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Jul 12, 2015

Williams wins Wimbledon to complete 'Serena Slam'

Serena Williams let herself briefly bask in the joy of a sixth Wimbledon championship, 21st Grand Slam singles trophy overall and fourth consecutive major title Saturday, even balancing the winner’s silver dish atop her head — Look, Ma, no hands! — as she sauntered ...

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Jul 10, 2015

World Team Tennis celebrates 40th season

Billie Jean King and World Team Tennis are serving up their 40th season, a feat accomplished only by the big four leagues in the United States. Co-founder King recalls the early years of the mid-1970s when Robert Kraft owned the Boston Lobsters and Jerry ...

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Jul 10, 2015

Serena routs Sharapova again to reach Wimbledon final

Her game in high gear, history in the offing, Serena Williams is perfectly content to let everyone else talk about what a victory in the Wimbledon final would mean. A “Serena Slam” of four consecutive major titles. The third leg of a calendar-year Grand ...

Serena beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Jul 7, 2015

Serena beats Venus, moves into Wimbledon quarters

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, ...

Jul 7, 2015

Serena beats Venus to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. In the 26th career meeting between the siblings, Serena dominated with her steady serve and big hitting from the back of the court to win 6-4, ...

Serena gets scare from Watson

Jul 4, 2015

Serena gets scare from Watson

The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday. With the shockwaves of Rafa Nadal’s exit ...

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Jun 30, 2015

Nishikori prevails in five-set battle with Bolelli in opener

Fifth seed Kei Nishikori overcame a leg injury to reach the Wimbledon second round on Monday in a grueling five-set win over Italy’s Simone Bolelli. Nishikori, who needed his left calf strapped in the final set, triumphed over the world No. 56 in a ...

Jun 26, 2015

Djokovic, three rivals placed on opposite sides of draw

Defending champion Novak Djokovic avoided his three biggest traditional rivals in the Wimbledon draw on Friday as the other members of tennis’ “Big Four” were all placed on the opposite side. Serena Williams had no such luck in the women’s draw, where she may ...

Williams overcomes illness, Safarova to win French Open

Jun 7, 2015

Williams overcomes illness, Safarova to win French Open

What started out as a stroll became quite a struggle for Serena Williams. After going up by a set and two breaks in the French Open final Saturday, she double-faulted away that lead. Then, suddenly, she trailed in the third set. As the tension ...