Serena Williams

Serena, Sharapova cruise into Madrid Open semis

Serena Williams

London, May 08 - World number one Serena Williams extended her tally this season to 24-0 as she overcame her Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro to progress to the Madrid Open semifinal on Thursday.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion claimed a comfortable 6-1, 6-3 win over Navarro and will next face Petra Kvitova of Czech, who trounced Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu 7-5, 6-3.

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova battled past Caroline Wozniacki to claim a 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 win in her quarterfinal tie in the Spanish capital, the BBC reported.

Serena admits being 'not ready' for clay-court season post struggles against Sara Errani

Serena admits being 'not ready' for clay-court season post struggles against Sar

Wellington, Apr 22 : World number one Serena Williams admitted that her struggle to overcome Sara Errani in the Fed Cup made her realize that she is not completely ready for the clay-court season.

Although Serena claimed a 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-3 triumph over the dogged Italian, the US were relegated to World Group II after incurring a straight sets doubles defeat against Errani and Flavia Pennetta of Italy.

Serena Williams loses in decisive doubles tie as Italy beat US 3-2 in Fed Cup World Group playoff

Serena Williams loses in decisive doubles tie as Italy beat US 3-2 in Fed Cup Wo

Johannesburg, Apr 20 : World number one women's tennis player Serena Williams failed to produce another victory in the decisive doubles match, after fighting from a set down to win her singles match over Sara Errani, as the United States lost 3-2 to Italy on Sunday in a Fed Cup World Group playoff.

Italian tennis aces Flavia Pennetta and Errani defeated Williams and Alison Riske 6-0, 6-3 in the decisive doubles match, which also marked the world number one's first career loss in the Fed Cup, dropping to 16-1-13-0 in singles and 3-1 in doubles, Sport24 reported.

US Fed Cup team captain Fernandez says Serena excited about starting clay-court season early

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, Apr 15 - United States Fed Cup team captain Mary Joe Fernandez has said Serena Williams is excited about starting her clay-court season early and getting ready for the French Open, despite the world number one having won the least number of majors on clay.

Serena has taken a flying start to her year, having won the Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam title in the starting followed by another hard-court trophy in Miami earlier this month. Her only loss this year came when she withdrew before the Indian Wells semifinal last month citing a knee injury.

Serena Williams outclasses Carla Suarez Navarro to bag eighth Miami Open title

World number one Serena Williams

London, Apr 05 - World number one Serena Williams swept aside her Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro with a comfortable straight-sets win to bag her eighth

Miami Open title on Saturday night.

The 19-time Grand Slam champion required only 56 minutes to thump Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to secure her third straight title at Crandon Park.

Reflecting on her performance, Williams said that it felt really good to have eight under her belt, maintaining that she is getting better with age, the BBC reported.

Serena Williams ready to play through knee pain to defend Miami Open title

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, Mar 26 - World number one women's tennis player Serena Williams is ready to manage through her knee pain to start her title defense at the ATP and WTA Miami Open on Friday.

The 19-time Grand Slam singles champion, forced out before her Indian Wells semifinal last week against eventual champion Simona Halep, said that she expects to manage pain when she opens in the second round against Romanian Monica Niculescu.

Serena pulls out of Indian Wells with knee injury

Serena Williams

Washington, Mar 21 - World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the forthcoming BNP Paribas Open semifinal tie with a right knee injury.

Williams was competing in Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years after suffering a harrowing experience during her title win over Kim Clijsters in 2001 at Indian Wells, where the former was racially abused by spectators before the finals.

Serena Williams credits Nelson Mandela's inspiration for Indian Wells return

Serena Williams

London, Mar 14 - World number one Serena Williams has confessed that former South Africa president Nelson Mandela had an immense impact on her life, saying that he was one of the reasons behind her decision to compete in Indian Wells for the first time in 14 years.

Williams had a harrowing experience during her title win over Kim Clijsters in 2001 at Indian Wells, where the former was racially abused by spectators before the finals.

Serena Williams believes it's 'right time' for her return to Indian Wells

Serena Williams

London, Mar 13 - World number one women's tennis star Serena Williams has claimed that she believes it was the right time for her to return to Indian Wells, although she insisted that she never believed that she would return to the tournament after suffering crowd abuse there as a teenager.

The American tennis star would end her 14-year boycott of the BNP Paribas Open in California this week. Her father had accused fans of racial abuse after the then-19-year-old Serena was booed and heckled during the 2001 final.

Serena Williams retains top spot in latest WTA rankings

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, Mar 04 - American tennis ace Serena Williams has maintained her number one spot in an unchanged top 10 in women's tennis world rankings that were released on Monday by the WTA.

Williams remains on top with 9,592 points and maintains a comfortable advantage of 1,377 over Russia's Maria Sharapova in second.

Romania's Simona Halep, who returned to the top three last week, retains her position ahead of Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, Sport24 reported.



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