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Serena, Venus advance to next round of US Open

Serena, Venus advance to next round of US Open

New York, Sep. 3 - Top-seeded Serena Williams displayed another brilliant performance as she swept aside Dutch player Kiki Bertens in straight sets to advance to the next round of the US Open here on Thursday.

The 33-year-old clinched 7-6(7-5), 6-3 win over Bertens to progress to the third round.

Serena will now lock horns with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in third-round match.

Meanwhile, Serena's elder sister Venus Williams also advanced to the next round by defeating opponent Irina Falconi 6-3, 6-7(2-7), 6-2. (ANI)

Serena, Djokovic clinch easy wins at US Open

Serena Williams

New York, Sep. 1 - World number one Serena Williams started off her US Open campaign on a promising note as she brushed aside opponent Vitalia Diatchenko to advance to the second round here at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old clinched 6-0, 2-0 win in the opening match after injured Diatchenko decided to retire in a match that lasted only for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the men's singles, top-seeded Novak Djokovic swept aside his Brazilian opponent Joao Souza 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 to progress to the next round of the tournament.(ANI)

Djokovic, Serena named top seeds for US Open

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams

London, Aug 26 - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been announced as the top seeds for the US Open, which starts from Monday in New York.

Roger Federer, the five-time US Open champion, is seeded second, while Andy Murray is seeded third, the Guardian reported.

Meanwhile, 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and defending US Open champion Marin Cilic are placed eighth and ninth respectively.

Serena will head into the Flushing Meadows trying to complete the first calendar-year Grand Slam in 27 years. (ANI)

Serena Williams spotted getting 'cozy' with Drake on date night

Serena Williams

Washington. D. C. Aug. 25 - Tennis player Serena Williams was recently spotted getting cozy with rapper Drake at a fancy downtown restaurant in Ohio, US.

According to sources, the tennis player and the rapper, who were seen sitting at a private room in a back corner of the uber-fancy Sotto restaurant, got very cozy and could not keep their hands and lips off of each other, TMZ. com reports.

Sources continued that two of them were later joined by six other people and ordered a round of tequila shots.

Serena fends off `gutsy` Halep to lift Cincinnati Masters title

Serena Williams

London, Aug 24 - World number one Serena Williams swept aside a spirited Simona Halep in straight sets to win her second successive Cincinnati Masters title.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion overcame third seed Halep 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) in a thrilling summit clash that lasted one hour and nine minutes.

Although Halep broke Williams in the opening game of the match, the American wrestled her way back into the game by winning five straight games to secure the first set, the BBC reported.

Serena overcomes service problems to beat Svitolina in Cincinnati Masters semis

Serena Williams

London, Aug 23 - World number one Serena Williams recovered from an inconsistent serving spell to storm past Elina Svitolina in straight sets to reach the Cincinnati Masters final.

Williams made 34 unforced errors and committed eight double faults as she struggled to find any fluency on her serve for a second consecutive match in the Western and Southern Open, the Guardian reported.

However, the 21-time Grand Slam champion eventually overcame the 14th seed Ukrainian opponent 6-4, 6-3 to set up the summit clash against Simona Halep. (ANI)

Serena survives scare to reach Rogers Cup second round

Serena Williams

Toronto, Aug 12 - World number one Serena Williams bounced back from a set down to beat her Italian opponent Flavin Pennetta in three sets in the opening round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Wednesday.

The American top seed displayed tremendous level of resilience to overcome Pennetta 2-6, 6-3, 6-0 in a thrilling contest that lasted one hour and 38 minutes.

Serena, the 21-time Grand Slam winner, will next take on either Heather Watson or No 16 seed Andrea Petkovic in the second round. (ANI)

Serena Williams flaunts abs in most amazing photo-shoot ever

Serena Williams

Melbourne, Aug 11 - Serena Williams posed for what was the most amazing photo shoot of her career, giving an "in your face" response to all those who accused her of being "built like a man."

The 33-year-old Tennis ace, who claimed 2015 Wimbledon ladies championship, posed for New York Magazine to promote her new season fashion release, the Serena Williams Signature Statement Spring 2015 collection, reported.

It's the first time the 21-time grand slam champ has been pictured like such, flaunting her abs and toned physique.

`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.

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