Tennis: US Open

Serena Williams Addresses U.S. Open Controversy In New Interview

SYDNEY, Australia ― Serena Williams is standing by her assertion that she did not receive coaching during her U.S. Open tennis final against Naomi Osaka, an accusation leveled at her by umpire Carlos Ramos. In an interview with Australia’s “The Project,” the tennis pro responded to the controversy, and addressed a recent admission from coach Patrick […]

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Naomi Osaka Tells Ellen DeGeneres What Serena Williams Whispered To Her

Naomi Osaka dropped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday, opening up about everything from her historic U.S. Open win to her celebrity crush.  The 20-year-old, who is of Haitian and Japanese descent, became the first-ever Japanese-born Grand Slam champion Saturday after defeating her idol, Serena Williams. Her victory, however, came amid a firestorm of controversy […]

Tennis: US Open

Billie Jean King: Serena Williams Was 'Right To Speak Her Mind'

Tennis legend Billie Jean King defended Serena Williams on Sunday, arguing that the umpire “crossed the line” at the women’s U.S. Open final. During Saturday’s controversial match, Williams was given a code violation for coaching, which she argued. That led to two more violations, which cost her a point and then a game. Naomi Osaka defeated […]

Tennis: US Open

U.S. Open Champ Naomi Osaka And Serena Williams Stay Sisters Through Umpire Turmoil

It was an astonishing, hard-fought — and painfully bittersweet — struggle for rising tennis star Naomi Osaka to nail a long-dreamed-of victory against her idol, Serena Williams, on Saturday. After Williams’ emotional blow-up over controversial penalties in the match, the women stood side-by-side and helped each other through the fallout of the match.  The 20-year-old […]

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Alexis Ohanian's Video Tribute To Wife Serena Williams Is A Real Tearjerker

And Williams’ husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, wants the tennis legend to know how proud of her he is. On Friday, he shared a sweet video montage tribute to his wife on Twitter and Instagram. She fought for her life, for our child, for recognition, for equal pay, for women’s rights. She never gives up. I […]

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Serena Williams’ ‘Wakanda-Inspired Catsuit’ Banned By French Open

For a tennis tournament based in Paris, the French Open isn’t being very fashion-forward. The Grand Slam event has banned Serena Williams from wearing her black catsuit again, according to a report. In a discussing a new dress code for 2019, French Tennis Federation President Bernard Giudicelli singled out Williams’ celebrated outfit from last spring’s tourney, […]

Wimbledon

Serena Williams Loses 2018 Wimbledon Final

After battling her way to the Wimbledon final, Serena Williams has come up short. In a stunning upset, the seven-time Wimbledon champion lost to Angelique Kerber of Germany in 2 sets: 6-3, 6-3. It was one of Williams’ most lopsided losses. Williams came out swinging but was easily overpowered by Kerber in back-to-back sets. Kerber only made four […]