More: Olympics Usain Bolt will not get 9th gold medal back Ato Boldon remembers Usain Bolt’s first world record on 10th anniversary Aly Raisman, Chloe Kim appear in Maroon 5 music video Serena Williams rallied to reach the French Open third round on Thursday, moving one win away from a possible Maria Sharapova showdown. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion playing her first major since the 2017 Australian Open followed by pregnancy, beat No. 17 seed Ash Barty of Australia 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the first three-set singles match of her return. Williams, trying to tie Margaret Court‘s record 24 Grand Slam singles titles, gets No. 11 seed Julia Görges in the third round. Williams is ranked No. 453 due to her maternity-leave absence and was not given a seed at the French Open. Sharapova, a two-time French Open winner, beat 50th-ranked Donna Vekic of Croatia 7-5, 6-4 to make the third round, where she’ll play six … [Read more...] about Serena Williams rallies for French Open win, nears possible showdown
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Tennis Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by On Tennis ByChristopher Clarey May 28, 2018 PARIS — As ever, Serena Williams is a conversation starter. She has generated debate inside and outside of tennis since she took her first swings on the pro tour at age 14 at a time when the WTA had banned 14-year-olds from its main circuit. Now that she has become one of her sport’s greatest champions and a new mother, Williams, 36, continues to set the agenda. Despite her Open-era record of 23 major singles titles, she is unseeded at the French Open, where she is scheduled to play Kristyna Pliskova on Tuesday in her first match at a Grand Slam tournament in 16 months. Williams also was unseeded at the BNP Paribas Open and Miami Open, the only other tournaments she has played in this start-and-stop comeback in 2018 in which her singles record is 2-2. When … [Read more...] about Tennis Needs Serena Williams Back. But Does She Need to Be Seeded?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Des Bieler May 22 at 1:35 AM Email the author Serena Williams competes at the Miami Open in March. (Lynne Sladky/AP) Serena Williams nearly died while giving birth to her first child last year, and she subsequently has experienced difficulties returning to the WTA Tour following a 14-month layoff. On Monday, she learned that her path to a French Open title will be harder than it could have been, if French Open organizers chose to give her a seeding. Instead, Williams will go unseeded at Roland Garros, where she is preparing to compete at her first major event since winning the 2017 Australian Open while pregnant. That … [Read more...] about French Open declines to give Serena Williams a seeding after maternity leave
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - American tennis star Serena Williams rose early on Saturday to get ready for her friend Meghan Markle’s wedding to Britain’s Prince Harry with a gold face treatment mask and personal make-up artist. Meghan Markle's friend, US tennis player Serena Williams (CL) and her husband US entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian (CR) arrive for the wedding ceremony of Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, on May 19, 2018. Odd ANDERSEN/Pool via REUTERS Former world number one Williams, 36, posted videos on her Instagram account of herself and her partner Alexis Ohanian getting ready in their hotel room before heading to the ceremony at Windsor Castle. “Hey y’all, so my friend’s getting married today,” she said as she filmed herself standing in front of the mirror in a towel. “I’ve known her (Meghan) for so many years and I’m super … [Read more...] about Queen of tennis Serena Williams preps for royal wedding
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Early Lead by Cindy Boren by Cindy Boren Email the author May 9 Email the author Serena Williams played an exhibition match against Jelena Ostapenko in December in Dubai. (Tom Dulat/Getty Images) Serena Williams has withdrawn from a clay-court tournament for the second time this month, putting in question her participation in the French Open, the second Grand Slam event of 2018. Saying she “continues to prepare to be 100 percent ready to compete,” she pulled out of the Italian Open Wednesday, five days after she dropped out of the Madrid Open. Williams, a four-time winner of the Italian Open in Rome, … [Read more...] about Serena Williams drops out of another tournament, raising questions about the French Open