The upcoming match between Serena Williams and her archnemesis Maria Sharapova is going to be as good as Apollo Creed vs. Rocky Balboa, Bird vs. Magic, the Rancho Carne Toros vs. the East Compton Clovers. Do you see any theme here? Good, me neither.
She’s baaaaaaack. ... Serena Williams on Tuesday proved her bounce-back complete after the difficult birth of baby Alexis Olympia by winning her first grand-slam match at this year’s French Open, beating Czech opponent Kristýna Plíšková 7-6(4), 6-4.
Serena Williams, the 23-time grand-slam champion, and possibly the greatest athlete of all time, was ranked No. 1 in the world before she left her job to give birth and nurture her daughter, Alexis Olympia, as well as recover from a pulmonary embolism.