Serena Williams Wins Australian Open Just Like We Said She Would

As promised by me and delivered by tennis queen Serena Williams, the lid was in fact blown off the Australian Open. And that is because Williams - the world number one - won. Williams earned her 19th Grand Slam title early this morning by beating Russia's Maria Sharapova, (the world number two). This was the 16th time… » 1/31/15 6:30pm 1/31/15 6:30pm

Andy Murray Wins Match, Notes 'Women Can Be Very Good Coaches Too'

After dramatically winning his semi-final match in the Australian Open against Tomas Berdych on Thursday, Andy Murray praised his coach Amélie Mauresmo, whom some had doubted would properly be able to lead him to victory because she is a woman. » 1/29/15 12:10pm 1/29/15 12:10pm

Male Presenter to Elite Female Tennis Player: 'Give Us a Twirl' 

Who knew women's tennis was such a frothing font of drama? Yesterday, it was period talk; today, lots of people are annoyed because a presenter at the Australian Open asked one of the top female tennis players in the world to "give us a twirl" and show off her outfit. Good grief. » 1/22/15 9:50am 1/22/15 9:50am

Tennis Pro Breaks 'the Last Taboo,' Alludes to--GASP!--Her Period

A top British tennis player lost her very first match at the Australian Open this week. This is noteworthy because she practically admitted straight out that her period was at fault. » 1/21/15 5:30pm 1/21/15 5:30pm

Tennis Queen Serena Williams To Blow Lid Off Australian Open

Serena Williams Slams Russian Tennis Official for Racist, Sexist Comment

Yesterday, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended for one year by the Women's Tennis Association Tour after making some incredibly stupid and offensive comments about Serena and Venus Williams. Serena has commended the WTA's response. » 10/19/14 5:02pm 10/19/14 5:02pm

Serena Williams' Workout Will Inspire You to Get Off Your Sorry Butt

Fresh off collecting her eighteenth Grand Slam, Serena Williams has graced us with this Beats by Dre commercial, in which she mostly exercises. I'm not sure whether I'm inspired to go to the gym or give up on physical fitness entirely because I will never be one-twentieth as good at anything as Serena Williams is… » 9/11/14 10:00am 9/11/14 10:00am

Metahuman Serena Williams Dominates US Open, Wins 18th Grand Slam

Holy canoli people. Last night Serena Williams won the US Open for the third time in a row. It's her sixth overall win, her 18th Grand slam title (surpassing Roger Federer), and she's about to get a record amount of prize money for tennis athletes—to the tune of $4 million. » 9/08/14 9:45am 9/08/14 9:45am

Kit Harington and Andy Samberg Will Play Tennis in a New Mockumentary

Today in excellent-but-bizarre-movie-announcements, Kit Harington and Andy Samberg will play tennis rivals involved in a seemingly endless seven day match in a new HBO mockumentary. » 7/25/14 6:30pm 7/25/14 6:30pm

Men's Sports Uniforms, Ranked

Summer's in full swing, and there are sporting events all over the damn TV. The World Cup has presented us with lots of excuses to gaze upon Thighlights, but are soccer uniforms really the most awesome uniforms in the sporting world? If not, then what sport has the best uniform? Time for some investigative journalism. » 6/25/14 11:20am 6/25/14 11:20am

History Is Why We Respect Women's Tennis

Quartz has posited an interesting, if incomplete, theory: money is why we pay attention to women's tennis, and why you should care about women's tennis. Actually, history is why we pay attention to women's tennis, and why you do care about women's tennis. » 6/24/14 12:20pm 6/24/14 12:20pm

Taylor Townsend Is My New Tennis Girl Crush

Yesterday, 18-year-old Taylor Townsend has made it past the first round of the French Open after being down 1-5 in the first set, but she was almost barred from competing at the 2012 US Open juniors tournament because of her weight. » 5/28/14 5:05pm 5/28/14 5:05pm

None Of Us Love Anything As Much As This Dog Loves Watching Tennis

Here's a Golden Retriever puppy being driven completely mad with excitement over TV footage of the 2014 Australian Open. If you're wondering if watching a dog watch something for two minutes will get boring, the answer is a resounding NO. » 1/31/14 7:10pm 1/31/14 7:10pm

Female Tennis Player Makes History, Has To Answer Sexist Question

This is Eugenie Bouchard. She is a 19-year-old professional tennis player and she just made history, by becoming the first Canadian woman to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in nearly thirty years. But who cares about that, because what's apparently most important about her is who she's dating! » 1/21/14 11:30pm 1/21/14 11:30pm

Racket-Toting Tornado Serena Williams is AP Female Athlete of the Year

For the third time in her 18-year professional career, Serena Williams has been awarded AP's Female Athlete of the Year. With a record of 78-4 (with a 34-match winning streak), 11 titles, and a couple more Grand Slams under her belt, she racked up 55 of the 96 votes. 2012 AP women's college basketball Player of the… » 12/25/13 4:00pm 12/25/13 4:00pm