Serena Williams

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.

Agassi says would be 'beautiful' if Serena breaks wife Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Slam haul

Agassi says would be 'beautiful' if Serena breaks wife Steffi Graf's 22 Grand Sl

Wellington, Feb 28 : American tennis legend Andre Agassi believes that it would be a beautiful thing to witness if current number one Serena Williams went on to break his wife Steffi Graff's record of 22 Grand Slam titles.

The eight-time Grand Slam champion said that Graf was thrilled with her career and had no regrets, adding that she did everything she could do and that was all she ever cared about, Stuff. co. nz reported.

Earlier this year, Serena Williams bagged her 19th Grand Slam title after beating Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final at Melbourne.

'Forgiving' Serena to 'proudly' end 14-year boycott of Indian Wells in 2015

Serena Williams

London, Feb 05 - American tennis ace Serena Williams has ended her 14-year boycott of Indian Wells after suffering racist abuse at the tournament and would contest the BNP Paribas Open at the Californian resort.

The world number one said that it's been difficult to forget spending hours crying in the Indian Wells locker room.

Serena, who beat Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final last month to earn her 19th Grand Slam title, won her second Indian Wells title as a teenager in 2001, the BBC reported.

Serena strengthens position at top spot in WTA world ranking post Oz Open triumph

Serena Williams

Johannesburg, Feb 03 - Serena Williams has strengthened her position at the top spot in the WTA world ranking after clinching her sixth Australian Open title in Melbourne.

The American world number is 1,500 points ahead of Australian Open runner-up Maria Sharapova, Sport24 reported.

Venus Williams, who reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final since 2010 in Melbourne, was the biggest mover of the week as she climbed seven spots to No. 11 in the world.

WTA Top 10

1. Serena Williams- 9 776

2. Maria Sharapova- 8 210

3. Simona Halep- 6 571

4. Petra Kvitova- 6 480

Serena topples gutsy Sharapova to win sixth Oz Open title

Serena topples gutsy Sharapova to win sixth Oz Open title

Melbourne, Jan 31 : Serena Williams has clinched her 19th career Grand Slam and sixth Australian Open title by trouncing second seed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in Melbourne.

The American world number won the first grand slam of the year with a 6-3, 7-6(7-5) victory over her Russian opponent Sharapova in a pulsating thriller that lasted one hour and 50 minutes.

Losing the first set, Sharapova showed glimpses of resilience as she fought back stoutly to fend off a championship point at 4-5 to force a tie-break.

It's Serena versus Sharapova in Oz Open final

It's Serena versus Sharapova in Oz Open final

Melbourne, Jan 29 - World number one Serena Williams trounced her unseeded American opponent Madison Keys in straight sets to set up a clash against arch-rival Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final in Melbourne.

The 18-time grand slam champion secured a 7-6, 6-2 victory over Madison to advance to the final round of the first grand slam of the year.

Earlier in the day, Russian second seed Maria Sharapova crushed compatriot Ekaterina Makarova with a 6-3, 6-2 win in 87 minutes to progress into the final round.



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