Sunday, May 28, 2017

Serena Williams

In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says ...
In this March 27, 2017, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, hits a return to Risa Ozaki during the Miami Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1, replacing Serena Williams atop the WTA rankings. Monday’s move up from No. 2 represents Kerber’s third stay to the top spot, for a total of 26 weeks. Because of a quirk in the ...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams reacts after defeating her sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. The 70-year-old tennis great posted a statement on Facebook a week after he speculated about ...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams reacts after defeating her sister Venus during their women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. The photo of the tennis superstar in a ...
In this Monday, May 23, 2016 file picture, former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase watches a match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

BY ALISON MUTLER BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said he would be considered the “bad boy” if he says anything more about Serena Williams, and then later said more in a separate interview. Nastase, the captain of Romania’s Fed ...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams holds up a finger and her trophy after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

BY HOWARD FENDRICH Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby. Thanks ...
In this Jan. 28, 2017, file photo, Serena Williams covers her face after defeating her sister, Venus, in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

BY HOWARD FENDRICH It’s another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an ...
In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Angelique Kerber, of Germany, returns the ball to fellow German Mona Barthel during the Dubai Tennis Championships, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Angelique Kerber is back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, reclaiming that spot from Serena Williams. Kerber moves atop the rankings on Monday. That’s about six months after she originally ascended to No. 1 for the first time, overtaking ...
United States' Venus Williams, rear, embraces her sister Serena after Serena won the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (Jack Thomas/Pool via AP)

BY JUSTIN BERGMAN MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — More than seven years after her last Grand Slam title match, Venus Williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside Rod Laver Arena to face her sister, Serena, ...
United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

BY JOHN PYE MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams has won her record 23rd Grand Slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. The all-Williams final — the first at the ...
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