Serena Williams made her grand return to competitive tennis this weekend, teaming up with sister Venus Williams in a doubles match at the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina. She lost, but considering she had a baby only five months ago, and I keep putting off going for a run because I don’t feel like washing my…
I have some personal news I’d like to share: I’m doping. With performance-enhancing drugs, even. The same kind that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned from the professional tour for 15 months, and the reason she needs tournaments like the U.S. Open—which starts today in New York—to offer her wildcard entries so…
The official trailer for the new film Battle of the Sexes is out, in which Emma Stone and Steve Carrell play tennis pros Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. The movie, which is directed by Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris, will focus on their famous 1973 match that was dubbed “the Battle…
In terms of what it actually was, Serena Williams’s Australian Open victory was fairly straightforward; in terms of what it means, it’s totally overwhelming.
Serena Williams, fresh off her 6-3, 6-4 win over Lucie Safarova in the second round of the Australian Open, was in no mood to dwell on the negatives. So when a reporter asked about her 23 unforced errors, she was sure to extract an apology:
It seems like it was just a few months ago that Maria Sharapova was banned from professional tennis playing for two years, because it was.
In a surprising upset, Serena Williams lost to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the U.S. Open Thursday night for the second year in a row.
Serena Williams, number one ranked tennis player in the world and defending Olympic champion, is out after a loss to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.
In an incident that vividly recalls that one time I told myself thigh-high tights were a very good idea and would definitely stay up, Nike is facing criticism over a dress it specially designed for tennis players. The “Premier Slam” resembles nothing so much as an athletic nightgown, and it does not stay down or keep…
Days before the 2015 US Open tournament where a win would place Serena Williams at a tie for most Grand Slam wins by a tennis player, the new EPIX original documentary, Serena, captures her trying to sound nonchalant about the feat ahead.
Maria Sharapova has been banned by the International Tennis Federation for two years after testing positive for a banned substance. Unsurprisingly, Sharapova is not thrilled.
Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza defeated Serena Williams in straight sets today at Roland Garros, claiming her first career Grand Slam title and denying Williams her 22nd.
Madrid Open owner Ion Tiriac—a Romanian billionaire and former pro tennis player—might head one of the few outside the Grand Slam events that pays male and female athletes equal prize money, but that doesn’t mean he’s happy about it.
Raymond Moore, who runs the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, is stepping down from his director position after making completely off-base statements about women’s tennis being inferior.
On Monday, number one ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic joined the incomprehensible band of tennis-adjacent figures confidently saying some weird things about women’s tennis.
Raymond Moore is the CEO of Indian Wells Tennis Garden, which is currently hosting the BNP Paribas Open. While talking to reporters today ahead of today’s men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Milos Raonic, he called the WTA a bunch of lucky coattail-ridin’ dummies who have the men to thank for their continued…
In 2001, 20-year-old Venus Williams and 19-year-old Serena were booed and verbally harassed at the Indian Wells Masters tournament in Indian Wells, California.
Serena Williams has been fighting knee problems and depression since losing the U.S. Open in September, when she ended her season early just short of accomplishing a calendar year Grand Slam. But on Wednesday, while eating Chinese food, she stopped a thief from swiping her iPhone in a flash.
On Thursday night, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 to reach the U.S. Open semifinals. If Serena wins the U.S Open, she will become the first player since Steffi Graff to win all four majors (Serena already completed the “Serena Slam” when she won Wimbledon earlier this year). The sisters…