Johannesburg, Apr. 29 : World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Madrid Open, which begins this weekend, due to flu.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion said in a statement that she was not 100 per cent fit as she was battling the flu, Sport24 reported.
Serena, the two-time winner in Madrid, will open her clay-court season at the Italian Open in May. (ANI)
Berlin, April 19 : Tennis greats Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were proclaimed as the premier athletes of 2015 at the Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony.
For the 28-year-old Serbian Djokovic, it was his second consecutive Sportsman of the Year prize and third overall, while Williams, 34, has been named Sportswoman of the Year on two previous occasions, reports Efe.
The Team of the Year trophy at the award ceremony held here on Monday went to New Zealand's world-champion rugby squad whose captain Dan Carter picked up the award for Comeback of the Year.
London, Mar 29 : World number one and defending champion Serena Williams' hopes of winning her ninth Miami Open title were crushed on Tuesday after she suffered a three-set defeat to Svetlana Kuznetsova in the fourth round .
The 21-time Grand Slam champion failed to sustain momentum after securing the opening set and went on to lose 6-7, 6-1, 6-2 to her Russian opponent on a sweltering afternoon, the Guardian reported.
Williams produced an error-strewn performance in the game, making 55 unforced errors as compared to 18 by Kuznetsova in addition to nine double faults. (ANI)
Melbourne, Mar. 23 : World number one Serena Williams and British tennis star Andy Murray have issued a stinging rebuke against top-ranked Novak Djokovic after he made controversial remarks on women's prize money.
Pointing out at the equal pay in tennis, Djokovic said that men should get more prize money than women because they have more spectators than that of the latter.
The Serbian's comments came after Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore's `sexist` remarks that cost the latter his job.
Johannesburg, Mar. 21 : After upsetting world number one Serena Williams in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, eighth-ranked Victoria Azarenka has admitted that she feels proud after claiming the title and believes her hard work is paying off.
The 26-year-old produced an imperious form as she stunned Serena 6-4, 6-4 to capture the title for the second time and 19th career singles titles overall.
Indian Wells : World number one Serena Williams progressed through to her first final of the BNP Paribas Open since 2001 after overcoming third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska in the women's singles event here.
The American veteran rattled off 11 of the final 12 points to complete a 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) victory over her Poland opponent in the thrilling semi-final contest that lasted for one hour and 35 minutes.
Following the win, Williams said that it seemed to be unbelievable to return to the finals of the event after a span of 15 years.
New Delhi, Mar. 8 : Former world number one Tennis champion Maria Sharapova has revealed she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open following which she has been provisionally suspended.
The 28 year old Russian star tested positive for meldonium, a substance, she has been taking since 2006 for health issues.
The International Tennis Federation said that Sharapova, a five time Grand Slam champion, is provisionally suspended from March
12th pending further action.
Johannesburg, Feb. 1 : After claiming her maiden Australian Open title, Angelique Kerber has said she feels proud to reach the pinnacle and insisted that her hard work had finally paid off.
The German seventh seed claimed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over defending champion and world number one Serena Williams in an enthralling summit clash that lasted for two hours and eight minutes at Rod's Laver Arena.
Melbourne, Jan. 30 : World number one Serena Williams has admitted that she was not a 'robot' and couldn't win every match she played after losing to Angelique Kerber in the Australian Open women's singles final on Saturday.
The German seventh seed claimed a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over defending champion Serena in a enthralling summit clash that lasted two hours and eight minutes at Rod's Laver Arena.
The 28-year-old power-hitting southpaw also denied Serena a chance to win a seventh Melbourne singles title, and to match German great Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slams record.
Johannesburg, Jan. 28 : World number one Serena Williams remained on course for her seventh Australian Open title after overcoming fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska in the semi finals on Thursday.
The 21-time American Grand Slam champion claimed a thumping 6-0, 6-4 win over Radwanska in a one-sided contest that lasted just
64 minutes on Rod Laver Arena, Sport24 reported.
With the win, Serena remains only one win away from matching Steffi Graf's Open-era Grand Slam record of 22 titles.
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