Tennis is a white man’s sport.
By now, many of us know the story of what happened at the Women’s U.S. Open finals on Saturday.
As the Williams sisters prepared to face off at the US Open on Sept. 1, there was much speculation over whether Serena or Venus—seeded 16th and 17th respectively (prior to the match), would take home the win. (It was baby sis Serena this round, proving that motherhood hasn’t slowed her down, after all.)
“Well, she always knows her place, she’s got style, she’s got grace, She’s a winner...”
“Queen of the Court,” “G.O.A.T.” or “Serena the Superhero”; whatever you might fondly call tennis phenom Serena Williams, she is sports royalty. And while we were dismayed to hear that the French Tennis Federation had singled out Williams’ Nike-designed compression catsuit when explaining its ban on less traditional…
As we await Serena Williams’ first appearance at the U.S. Open since giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, don’t be surprised if we totally fangirl out. Every day, we seem to get a new slice of greatness from the G.O.A.T., and her latest commercial for Chase is, simply put, next level.
When we heard Virgil Abloh and Serena Williams were collaborating on Williams’ 2018 U.S. Open wardrobe, we were understandably intrigued. Two black phenoms at the top of their respective games are exciting—especially when supported by an athletic apparel juggernaut like Nike.
You don’t have to be a tennis enthusiast to appreciate the power of this matchup. For her return to the U.S. Open later this month, Serena Williams’ Nike uniforms will be designed by none other than Virgil Abloh.
We all know Queen Serena is the greatest of all time.
Serena Williams may have failed to clinch the win at Wimbledon, but the tennis superstar still rocketed up 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish, neatly landing herself at No. 28.
Alas, our greatest of all time is only human, and as such, lost in the ladies’ singles Wimbledon final in straight sets.
“[It] must be difficult being Serena Williams, because everyone ups their game every single time they have to play her,” tennis player Madison Keys told the Wimbledon press corps, explaining that just thinking about playing Williams caused her focus to slip during her match against Evgeniya Rodina, resulting in her…
She may not be the Williams sister most likely to be seen on a magazine cover, but don’t sleep on Venus Williams. At 38, she’s still competing (at Wimbledon, as we speak) and is still ranked 9th in the world in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association.
Another black girl making history. Yes!
File this under, “Oh, hell no”: While interviewing Serena Williams on Saturday for Inside Tennis, the magazine’s publisher and editor, Bill Simons, showed
his ass a seriously sexist streak. During the conversation, Simons first called the über-athlete “baby,” and then added insult to all-too-familiar injury when he…
It seems that we’ll have to wait a little longer to see Serena Williams dominate on the tennis courts once more. The superstar called off her grand-slam comeback and pulled out of the French Open on Monday because of a pectoral injury shortly before she was due to face archnemesis Maria Sharapova in a highly…
“I’m the most girlie out of all [my] sisters,” Serena Williams tells Harper’s Bazaar U.K. in her interview for its June cover story. She says this while getting a pedicure in her favorite color, pink, which she also donned to stun in body-skimming Versace at last month’s royal wedding.
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 debuted her Harper’s Bazaar UK July cover, on which she looks especially stunning.
Tennis legend Venus Williams just sent us some summer love via Sprint, the latest collection from her athleticwear line EleVen.