Serena Williams

Champion, Queen, Goddess, Mother: Serena Wins at French Open and it Makes her 800th WIN

PARIS (AP) — This was one mistake too far for Serena Williams. Sure, the bad backhand put her behind only 15-30 at the outset of the second set of her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. What made the miscue so bothersome? She’d already dropped the first set against 83rd-ranked Vitalia Diatchenko — and Williams’ unforced error total already was at 15 on a windy evening. So she reacted by throwing her head back and letting out a scream. Then she stepped to the baseline to serve and stomped her right foot. And simple as that, Williams righted herself:

Serena Williams Wins Clay Opener; Sister Venus Next in Rome

Courtesy Photo ROME (AP) — Serena Williams looked sharper than in her previous match two months ago as she opened her clay-court season with a routine 6-4, 6-2 win over Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson on Monday. Next up at the Italian Open: Sister Venus Williams in the siblings’ first meeting on European clay in nearly 17 years. Venus, who won her only Rome title 20 years ago, defeated Elise Mertens 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (4) after more than three hours, requiring nine match points before eliminating her Belgian opponent. The Williams sisters’ last match on red clay came in the 2002

The Peters Sisters Dominated Black Tennis

In 1916, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded when Black people were being banned from USLTA-sanctioned events. They began an annual national championship tournament a year later. Around Margaret Peters and Matilda Roumania Peters were born, Margaret in 1915 and Matilda in 1917.

Brad Pye National Sports Beat

How sick is Coach Nick Saban? Alabama Crimson Tide are after the 44-16 upset by the Clemson Tigers in the game of the year. There is no looking back today.  Coach Dabo Swinney, who should play him in a movie? The Clemson Tigers roared and Alabama was rolled.  The Tide may have to look away.  Clemson and the NFL Trevor Lawrence can’t wait for him.  Here are some games are dock for this week are on tab. Alabama vs. Clemson.  QB Philiphia Eagles’s Nick Folies miss him in rookie play.

Serena Williams Wins Attire Victory with Women’s Tennis Association

The Women’s Tennis Association  announced changes that approve Serena Williams fashion choices on the court. “Leggings and mid-thigh-length compression shorts may be worn with or without a skirt, shorts or dress,” the new regulations read. WTA rule changes for 2019• # of tourneys using SR moved from 8 to 12• Rules introduced for SR related to pregnancy• Main draw singles players who withdraw b/w start of qualies & their R1 match, eligible to receive 100% of R1 💰• Leggings/compression shorts may now be worn pic.twitter.com/nPrk7KYyC2 — Parsa (@Parsa_Nemati) December 12, 2018

Serena Williams Goes Consciously Topless for Breast Cancer Awareness

  NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis great Serena Williams goes topless and sings “I Touch Myself” in a video to promote breast cancer awareness month. With her hands covering her breasts, Williams writes in the Instagram post that the video took her out of her “comfort zone.” But she said she wanted to do it because early detection saves so many lives. The video is part of the I Touch Myself Project, which is dedicated to Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett. The 53-year-old Australian died after a long battle with breast cancer in 2013. Williams said Amphlett “gave us her hit

Black Women Can Relate to Serena’s Frustration

  NEW YORK (AP) — When Serena Williams told the umpire at the U.S. Open final that he owed her an apology, that he had stolen something from her, and then she got penalized for her words, Breea Willingham could relate to her frustration and anger. Willingham isn’t a tennis star, but she is a black woman. She and others like her say Williams’ experience resonates with them because they are often forced to watch their tone and words in the workplace in ways that men and other women are not. And if they’re not careful, they say, they risk

Good For Business? Nike Gets Political with Kaepernick Ad

Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football’s national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest police brutality against Blacks and hasn’t played a game since 2016.