Serena struggles to 800th victoryPARIS: Serena Williams admitted the ‘mother, champion, queen, goddess’ logo which adorned her Roland Garros outfit on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) was “a lot to carry, but so is being Serena”. The 37-year-old American survived a first-set scare before defeating Russia’s Vitalia Diatchenko 2-6, 6-1, 6-0 to reach the second round. But as she struggled to impose herself on her 83rd-ranked opponent, it looked like her dazzling choice of costume for the occasion might come back to haunt her.The legend of ‘mother, champion, queen, goddess’ was written in French in a nod to her hosts. Once the cape was removed, Williams revealed a black and white zebra-stripe print dress, split at one thigh.Last year, Williams fell foul of Roland Garros with her one-piece Black Panther outfit which was subsequently banned. “It was just to remind everyone that they can be champions and are queens. So I love that about it,” she … [Read more...] about Serena struggles to 800th victory
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Sports Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Sports | Which Sloane Stephens Will Show Up at the French Open? Advertisement Supported by On Tennis ByChristopher Clarey May 23, 2019 PARIS — New ring. New coach. No more “Game of Thrones.” Sloane Stephens’s 2019 season officially began in January. But in her mind, she is starting fresh this month, and there is certainly no shortage of symbolism as Stephens returns to the red clay of Roland Garros, where she was a finalist last year. She and her longtime boyfriend, Jozy Altidore, announced their engagement on April 29. Three days later, she announced that she had hired the veteran coach Sven Groeneveld to fill the void left by her split with Kamau Murray. “I needed some stability, and I needed structure,” Stephens said. “And now I feel I have someone on my team who … [Read more...] about Which Sloane Stephens Will Show Up at the French Open?