WATCH: U.S. Open Finals Set As Azarenka Downs Williams In Three Sets
On Saturday, Naomi Osaka will face off against Victoria Azarenka in the women’s U.S. Open final after Azarenka’s 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over tennis legend Serena Williams on Thursday night. After jumping out to a fast start, winning the first set, Williams looked visibly gassed out at the end of the game culminating with an ace from Azarenka.This ends Williams run for her twenty-fourth grand slam title, a disappointed William explained what drives her to win. “Obviously I’m never satisfied,” she said. “That’s been the story of my career. So, yeah, it is what it is. I took a year and a half off for ...
Window closing on Williams' quest for 24th Slam title
New York (AFP) - As a weary Serena Williams packed her bags and left Flushing Meadows in the early hours of Friday morning, her latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title snuffed out in the semi-finals of the US Open, one question was left hanging in the balmy night air: if not now, when?For nearly four years, Williams has been trading groundstrokes with Father Time as she attempts to add one more Grand Slam title to her collection, cementing her claim to be the greatest women's tennis player ever seen.Yet since her 23rd and last major title at the 2017 Australian Open, when she w...
Serena Williams beats Pironkova, secures 39th Grand Slam semi-final
Serena Williams has advanced to the 2020 U.S Open semi-final – which makes it her 39th Grand Slam Semi-Final.The American achieved the remarkable feat by staging a stellar comeback in her US Open quarterfinal match against Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday afternoon in Arthur Ashe Stadium.Serena Williams lost the first round (4-6) but rallied to win the second and third sets in convincing fashion over Pironkova (6-3, 6-2).The 23-time Grand Slam champion fired a commanding total of 20 aces in the match, nearly half of her 44 winners.Williams also kept her unforced error total low, with 24, and ju...
With fans attending and coronavirus spiking, Serena Williams is uncertain about playing French Open
Serena Williams obviously felt comfortable enough to play at the U.S. Open with no fans. But with the French Open announcing its intention of hosting crowds for its tournament beginning this month, Williams, whose medical history has left her afraid of falling severely ill if infected with COVID-19, isn’t sure if she’ll compete in Paris.“I’m going to have to make the best decision for my health. Maybe it will be good for me to talk to the organizers just to see how that works with the crowd and how we will be protected,” Williams said. “They have to make the best decision for them, and I have ...
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Serena rips foe; Murray survives 5-set grind
Serena rips foe; Murray survives 5-set grind(The Philippine Star) – September 3, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Serena Williams’ quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam got off the mark as Andy Murray rolled back the years with a vintage comeback at the US Open Tuesday.Six-time winner Williams powered past 96th-ranked Kristie Ahn after Murray came from two sets down to win a five-set thriller in his first singles Slam match in 18 months.The pair both progressed to the second round on day two of a US Open that is unrecognizable from previous tournaments, without spectators and with st...
Filip Bondy: After a record-breaking win on her daughter's birthday, how far Serena Williams goes at US Open is anybody's guess
NEW YORK — Serena Williams is the greatest women’s tennis player in the history of the sport. She’s also a rusty, 38.9-year-old mother with a history of health problems, playing in the era of COVID-19 before empty stadiums. She’s holed up in a private home not far from Flushing Meadows in a bubble of her own making. Her daughter, Olympia, turned three years old on Tuesday, while Williams was struggling at the start of her match to beat the 97th-ranked player in the world.As Chris Evert said on ESPN, “This is a woman who has a lot going on in her life.”Williams eventually defeated Kristie Ahn, ...
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Serena Williams has helped donate over 4 million face masks to schools
Serena Williams has helped donate 4.25 million face masks to schools.The tennis star is doing her bit to make sure there are enough face coverings for children in the US before schools return later this year by joining forces with the Masks For Kids program.Serena admitted she is "grateful" to be able to help out and educate schools about the resource.She wrote on Instagram Getting back to school this fall means having #masksforkids to wear and added as well as the huge number of masks, educational materials about masks will also be provided to 54 million students and all 115,00 schools in the...
Serena Williams donating four million masks to students across the U.S.
The 38 year old has partnered with Bella + Canvas, the National School Board Association, and Scholastic to supply the coverings to 115,000 underserved schools across the U.S."Getting back to school this fall means having #masksforkids to wear," Serena wrote on Instagram. "I'm teaming up with @bellacanvas, the National School Board Association and @scholasticinc to donate 4.25 million masks to underserved schools and provide educational materials about masks to 54 million students and all 115,00 schools in the United States"Through the #MasksForKids program, schools can access affordable masks...
Serena Williams struggles with migraines
Serena Williams suffers from regular migraines.The 38-year-old tennis star has confessed she has battled periodic migraine attacks since she was in her 20s, and learned to "play through the pain" in her head because she didn't think it was an excuse to "stop playing" tennis.The sporting superstar says there have been "so many" matches where she just had to power through her migraine attacks.
Reddit founder (Serena's husband) quits board, seeks black member
San Francisco (AFP) - Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian -- who may be better known as the husband of tennis star Serena Williams -- called Friday for his seat on the board of the social news company to be given to a black candidate.Ohanian said in an online post that he resigned from the board of Reddit, which he co-founded 15 years ago.He vowed to use any future gains on his stock in the enterprise to serve the black community, predominantly by curbing racial hate.Ohanian also pledged a million dollars to former NFL star Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp."It's long overdue to do the ri...