The announcement came late on Saturday night, UK time. “Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open because of a left knee injury.” The schedule took a rejig, and the tournament continued on its way, even as its organisers cursed the loss of their biggest draw. Behind tennis’s busy facade, though, much doubt and intrigue is swirling. Williams was dominant between her comeback from foot surgery in 2011 and her maternity leave in 2017, winning 10 of 19 majors in one five-year spell. Contrast that with her record since returning from the birth of Alexis Olympia last March: a period in which she has posted an impressive win-loss record of 27-6, but has failed to add to her 72 career titles. Her past four tournaments have also ended in unconventional ways. There was the emotional meltdown at September’s US Open final, which became the biggest tennis story of last year, followed by the much calmer but equally bizarre collapse in Australia, where she threw away a … [Read more...] about Serena Williams’ Miami Open withdrawal adds to growing confusion over her physical state
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Sport by Press Association 25/02/2019, 2:12 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A cartoon of Serena Williams published in the aftermath of her US Open final defeat to Naomi Osaka was not racist, a watchdog has found. Williams suffered an extraordinary meltdown in the US Open final last September – calling umpire Carlos Ramos a thief for taking a point away from her. The 23-time grand slam champion lost her cool after being given a warning for coaching from the stands early in the second set against Osaka. She was penalised a point for a second offence, smashing her racket, and then a game after she verbally abused umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a liar and a thief. That put Williams 5-3 down in the second set and she went on to lose 6-2 6-4. In the aftermath, the Herald Sun published a cartoon of Williams, with some believing the tennis star was depicted as an ape. The Australian Press Council said: “Concern was expressed that the … [Read more...] about Cartoon of Serena Williams’ US Open final meltdown ‘not racist’ – watchdog
Jan 24, 6:50 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Pradhan Muthanna 01/24/19 AT 6:50 AM In 2018, Serena Williams’ controversial meltdown during the US Open women’s singles final against Naomi Osaka was probably the most talked about event in tennis. The American’s tantrums and branding of the chair umpire as sexist started debates among current and former players.In 2019, Williams has again given the tennis world one of the biggest talking points after losing to Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open despite holding a 5-1 lead in the final set and having four match points.The 23-time women’s singles Grand Slam champion was leading 5-1 in the third set and serving at 40-30, and it is certain that there was no one that would have claimed that she could lose the match. Even Pliskova admitted after that her mind was already in the locker room.But it was not to be, a foot … [Read more...] about Serena Williams Australian Open Loss Caused By Linesperson Error?
Dec 04, 12:32 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Sports By Pradhan Muthanna 12/04/18 AT 12:32 AM Serena Williams’ 2018 US Open women’s singles final meltdown and the controversy that followed is the biggest tennis has witnessed in recent memory. It started a debate about sexism in the sport, while it also divided the women’s tour with equal number defending the chair umpire and the player.The 23-time women’s singles Grand Slam champion accused chair umpire Carlos Ramos of being a sexist after he gave Williams three code violations during her match against Naomi Osaka in the final of the US Open. And one of them was because of on-court coaching, which saw the American launch a tirade against the official.Williams was adamant that Ramos would not have treated a man in a similar manner and branded him a "liar" and a "thief" after she was docked a point and then later a game for three … [Read more...] about Serena Williams ‘Cut The Limit’, Causing 2018 US Open Sexism Controversy
News 9 // 01 Dec 2018, 22:02 IST SHARE Tennis fans around the world will be treated to a one of a kind match on New Year's day. What better way to kick off the 2019 tennis season than a match involving the 'Two GOATS'.37-year old Serena Williams will be looking to start the 2019 season on a fresh note and will play her first competitive match since the controversial 2018 US Open Final. Serena will team-up with 20-year old Francis Tiafoe to challenge the winners of the 2018 Hopman Cup - Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic. Serena has previously won the Hopman Cup in 2003 and 2008 with James Blake and Mardy Fish respectively.The 31st edition of the Hopman Cup - an event which usually doesn't attract much eyeballs starts off on 29th December and concludes on 5th January. There is much excitement among the tennis fans and the event will surely be the cynosure of all eyes.This year's event is going to be a star-studded affair with the likes of Angelique … [Read more...] about Roger Federer took face Serena Williams in Mixed Doubles action on New Year’s Day