Serena Williams

`Tired` Serena seeks full fitness before making comeback

`Tired` Serena seeks full fitness before making comeback

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.21 : World number two Serena Williams, who has been hit by injuries in recent times, has revealed she is now focusing on attaining full fitness before she even thinks of making a return to the tennis court.

Despite being hit by shoulder and knee problems, Serena had managed to win two titles this season, including Wimbledon.

The American tennis star also reached the final of the Australian Open and the French Open, before suffering defeats at the hands of Angelique Kerber and Garbine Muguruza respectively.

Shocking! Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis

Shocking! Serena stunned by Pliskova in US Open semis

New York [USA], Sept.9 : World number one Serena Williams' quest for a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title at the ongoing US Open came to an end as she suffered a straight-sets defeat at the hands of Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic in the semi-finals of the women's singles event here on Friday.

The American defending champion failed to maintain her winning momentum at Flushing Meadows and went on to suffer a crushing 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) loss against her Czech opponent in a thrilling last-four contest that lasted one hour and 20 minutes.

Serena Williams reaches last 16 of US Open

Serena Williams reaches last 16 of US Open

New York, Sep 4 : World No.1 Serena Williams of the United States defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden 6-2, 6-1 in the US Open third round here on Saturday, one step closer to winning the women's singles title for the seventh time at Flushing Meadows.

"It was a really good match for me because she played a different kind of match. It was really good for me to have a different type of rhythm and move the ball around," Xinhua news agency quoted Williams as saying of playing against Larsson.

Serena, Murray storm into US Open third round

Serena, Murray storm into US Open third round

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.2 : Serena Williams and Andy Murray stormed into the third round of the US Open with thumping straight-sets victories at Flushing Meadows.

While top-ranked Serena clinched her 306th Grand Slam women's singles victory with a 6-3, 6-3 thrashing of fellow American Vania King, Murray overcame tenacious Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-4, 6-1, 6-4 to progress through to the next round.

With the win, Serena has equalled the record set by legendary Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam singles wins in woman's history.

Svitolina ends Serena's quest for fifth Olympic gold in Rio

Svitolina ends Serena's quest for fifth Olympic gold in Rio

Johannesburg, Aug 10 : World number one Serena Williams' quest for a fifth Olympic gold medal ended in disappointment after being beaten by Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the third round of the women's singles event at the Rio Olympics in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.

The defending champion, who appeared to have a shoulder problem, suffered a 4-6, 3-6 defeat at the hands of Svitolina, who will next face two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova for a place in the semi-finals, Sport24 reported.

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams

At least I was able to make it to Rio: Serena Williams

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 : World number one women tennis player Serena Williams was disappointed by her defeat against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina (6-4, 6-3) and regretted the missed opportunity at the 2016 Olympics.

"It was a great opportunity. It didn't work out the way I wanted it to be, but at least I was able to make it to Rio. That was one of my goals," the reigning Olympic gold medallist said on Tuesday, reports Efe news.

"It was awesome and fun, but it's over now," said the 35-year-old tennis superstar.

Czechs Safarova-Strycova end Williams' reign

Czechs Safarova-Strycova end Williams' reign

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 : In a major upset in the women's tennis doubles at Rio Olympics, Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova defeated defending gold medallists Serena and Venus Williams of America 6-3, 6-4.

The surprise win on Sunday ends the US hegemony. The Williams sisters had won three gold medals together in London 2012, Beijing 2008 and Sydney 2000, reports Efe.

Safarova and Strycova, who arrived in Rio with 10 consecutive victories, seemed to play with faith and delivered a great game.

Serena Williams feels Sania Mirza has the ability to make podium at Olympics

Serena Williams feels Sania Mirza has the ability to make podium at Olympics

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Aug.4 : World tennis's standalone women's star Serena Willaims of the United States says Indian doubles specialist Sania Mirza has the ability to turn on the magic in the company of any partner.

Serena, the winner of four Olympic gold medals, says Mirza could make it to the podium in these Olympic Games if she finds her touch in the tennis competition that gets underway on Saturday.

Mirza is currently the highest-ranked woman doubles player, having stamped her authority in Grand Slam and other top-notch tournaments.

Working on fashion shows is lot of work: Serena Williams

Working on fashion shows is lot of work: Serena Williams

London, Aug 1 : Tennis icon Serena Williams, who has her own clothing line, says she would have loved to be a full-time designer but she feels fashion shows need a lot of work.

The 34-year-old, who has been crowned Wimbledon champion seven times, says if she was not a successful tennis player, she would have wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry and design her own fashion range, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Tennis legend King believes Serena could be `greatest of all time`

Tennis legend King believes Serena could be `greatest of all time`

Johannesburg, July 13 : Tennis legend Billie Jean King believes that current world number one Serena Williams can etch her name into history books as 'the greatest of all time' if she can add a couple of major titles in her kitty.

Williams equalled Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam titles after defeating Angelique Kerber in straight sets in the Wimbledon women's singles final on Saturday. The American now remains two short of Margaret Court's all-time record of
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