Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

/ Jul 16, 2017

Muguruza claims Wimbledon title

As a kid, Garbine Muguruza sat in awe in front of the TV as the Williams sisters accumulated Grand Slam titles. They were her role models. Now Muguruza is all grown up, an emerging tennis star in her own right — and, as of Saturday, ...

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

/ May 29, 2017

Daniel wins in first round; Kerber upset

Taro Daniel reached the second round of the French Open for the second straight year with a straight sets win over Jerzy Janowicz on Sunday. Top-ranked Angelique Kerber was not as fortunate on the women's side, losing 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. ...

/ Apr 20, 2017

Serena is expecting first child in autumn

Serena Williams is expecting her first child, revealing the news on Wednesday with a teasing Snapchat post captioned "20 weeks." Her spokesperson, Kelly Bush Novak, followed up with a statement emailed to AFP confirming the pregnancy. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this ...

Serena reflects on triumph

/ Jan 29, 2017

Serena reflects on triumph

Serena Williams says her rise to become perhaps the greatest player of all time is all down to mental strength and never giving up, a trait learned from Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. The dominant American now holds more Grand Slam titles in the Open ...

Veterans roll into semifinals

/ Jan 25, 2017

Veterans roll into semifinals

The last time Serena Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni played each other, nearly two decades ago at Wimbledon, they were both precocious teenagers just starting their tennis careers. Now, the two 30-something women will meet again in the semifinals of the Australian Open, a tournament that's ...

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

/ Jan 21, 2017

Nadal rallies past Zverev to reach fourth round

Rafael Nadal held back time, for one tournament at least, when he rallied for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3, 6-2 win over German teenager Alexander Zverev to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open. The 14-time major winner is on a comeback after ...

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

/ Dec 27, 2016

Gymnast Biles voted Female Athlete of Year

Simone Biles tried to treat the 2016 Summer Olympics like just your average ordinary gymnastics meet. So what if the stage and the stakes were different? The floor was still the floor. The vault still the vault. The uneven bars still uneven. The balance beam ...

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

/ Sep 9, 2016

Pliskova stuns Serena in U.S. Open semifinals

For the second year in a row, Serena Williams' bid to make history ended with a shocking loss in the U.S. Open semifinals. A seventh title at Flushing Meadows, which would have been an Open-era record, will have to wait. So will a 23rd Grand ...