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.
“To all the moms out there, I was playing for you today and I tried,” said Serena Williams on Saturday afternoon, after her heartbreaking Wimbledon loss to German Angelique Kerber. Admirably, Williams made it all the way to the final round of the famed tennis tournament less than a year after giving birth to daughter…
Alas, our greatest of all time is only human, and as such, lost in the ladies’ singles Wimbledon final in straight sets.
Serena Williams is not only the best athlete in the world—defying a near-death birthing experience to become a better mom than LeBron James—but she’s now on the cusp of tying Margaret Court with 24 Grand Slams after cruising to the Wimbledon finals, beating 13th-seeded Julia Goerges in straight sets: 6-2, 6-4.
“[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.
While all the sports news is about LeBron James going to Los Angeles to play roundball in the shadow of Magic Johnson ....
Venus Williams was defeated by Garbine Muguruza in the Wimbledon final. But that didn’t stop Muguruza from praising her opponent.
The last time Venus Williams was in the Wimbledon final was eight years ago, when she faced, and lost to, her younger sister, Serena. At age 37, the tennis champion is looking to win her sixth Wimbledon singles title and defy every critic who has said she didn’t have it in her anymore.
Video footage is turning out to be a real help for African Americans in this country, whose word is rarely taken as truth. And so it goes for tennis star Venus Williams, who, after enduring public shame and sadness over a car accident that ended a man’s life, appears not to have been at fault.
Venus Williams, clearly emotional about a car crash she was involved in that left a 78-year-old dead, wiped away tears during a Wimbledon press conference in England on Monday.
As Serena Williams gets older, she just gets better.
Serena Williams handily won her 300th career victory at a grand-slam event to secure a place in the fourth round of Wimbledon. On Sunday she advanced further by winning again.
Serena Williams turns 35 in September, which is hard enough to believe by itself. But part of her birthday celebration could include capturing the modern record for major championships if she wins the U.S. Open earlier that month.