Serena Williams

`Injured` Serena pulls out of Swedish Open

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, July 17 - World number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Swedish Open after suffering from an elbow injury during the practice after her first round in Bastad.

The six-time Wimbledon champion was set to lock horns with Klara Koukalova in the second round, who has now advanced to the quarterfinals by walkover.

The 33-year old said that she was having some pain in her right elbow, Sport24 reported.

Records never stop tumbling for Serena

Records never stop tumbling for Serena

Johannesburg, July 16 - Tennis ace Serena Williams, who won all the four Grand Slams for the second time in her career, has achieved one more feat in the wake of her Wimbledon victory.

According to WTA, world number one Serena is the first top-ranked player ever with more than double the points than her nearest rival, Sport24 reported.

With Williams on 13161 points and second-ranked Maria Sharapova on 6 490, records dating to the WTA's 1973 founding show Serena's domination to be the greatest in the rankings' history.

Serena extends lead in WTA rankings after Wimbledon win

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, July 14 - Serena Williams has extended her lead in the WTA rankings after her fourth consecutive Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, with the world number one now having more than twice as many points as her closest competitor Maria Sharapova.

Sharapova, who lost to Serena in the semis, rose two spots, while Petra Kvitova went down to number five after making a third-round exit.

Meanwhile, Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza of Spain has moved on in the top 10 for the first time at number nine, rising by 11 spots, Sport24 reported.

Ageless' Federer inspiration for Serena

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, July 12 - World number one Serena Williams, who won her sixth Wimbledon's singles title on Saturday, says that she draws inspiration from Swiss great Roger Federer.

Serena went to win her 21st Grand Slam title by defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the title clash at the Centre Court.

At 33 years and 289 days old, Williams surpassed Martina Navratilova who was 33 years and 263 days when she won the last of her record nine Wimbledon's in 1990, Sport24 reported.

Serena beats Muguruza to lift her sixth Wimbledon singles title

Serena Williams

London, July 12 - Defending champion Serena Williams came out with yet another splendid performance as she beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain to lift her sixth Wimbledon singles title.

World number one Serena defeated Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 on the Centre court to claim her 21st Grand Slam title and the third one this year, the BBC reported.

The top seed withstood a late fight-back from 20th seed Muguruza and defeated the latter in the match that lasted for one hour and 23 minutes.

Serena beats Sharapova, to face Muguraza in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams

London, July 10 - World number one Serena Williams continued her supremacy over her Russian rival Maria Sharapova, defeating her in straight sets in their Wimbledon semi-final clash on the Centre Court on Thursday.

The defending champion won 6-2, 6-4 against the world number four and will face Garbine Muguraza of Spain for the title clash, the BBC reported.

Serena has now extended her winning run against Sharapova to over 17 matches over 11 years.

Djokovic, Serena set to dazzle as Wimbledon begins

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams

London, June 29 - Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams are all geared up to stir conversations in southwest London as they will take on their respective challengers in the opening round of Wimbledon, which starts today.

While defending champion Novak Djokovic will face Germany's Phillip Kohlschreiber on Centre Court, Williams plays Russia's Margarita Gasparyan on Court One.

After French Open final loss, Safarova backs Serena for 2015 Slam sweep

Serena Williams

Paris, June 7 - Beaten French Open finalist Lucie Safarova has backed Serena Williams to complete the calendar Grand Slam in 2015 after the latter won her third Roland Garros title and 20th career majorA 6-3, 6-7 (2/7), 6-2 against the 13th seeded Czech.

According to Sport24, Safarova saw enough to predict that Williams could become the first woman tennis player after German Steffi Graf to complete the sweep. Graf achieved it in 1988.

'Unwell' Williams to face Safarova in French Open final

Serena Williams

London, June 5 - Despite struggling with illness, Serena Williams defeated Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 and will now face Czech Lucie Safarova in the final of the French Open on Saturday.

The 33-year-old American has been unwell throughout the tournament and struggled as temperatures soared in Paris.

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.

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