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‘Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova’ Kicks Off 2019 US Open Opening Night

*Flushing,  NY – The 2019 US Open will kick off tonight, Monday, Aug. 26, with a bang right out of the gates. As top seeds of the tournament begin their pursuit of taking home the big trophy by sharpening their teeth on low-ranked journeymen, Serena Williams was granted no such grace. Instead, the 6-time champion […]

Serena Williams Loses No. 1 Ranking to Angelique Kerber

*The 186-week reign of Serena Williams atop the WTA rankings has come to an end. Angelique Kerber returned to No. 1 on Monday (March 20), reclaiming the spot roughly six months after she originally topped women’s tennis for the first time, overtaking Williams by winning the US Open. Williams reclaimed the No. 1 ranking in […]

Serena Williams, Roger Federer Repeat at Cincy Open

*Cincinnati, OH – Normally on Sunday afternoon I’d be in church, but this one found me in Cincinnati at the Lindner Family Tennis center watching Novak Djokovic take on Roger Federer for the 2015 Western and Southern Open championship title – and anticipating Serena William’s title defense up directly afterwards. And though it wasn’t quite […]

Serena Williams Smashes Additional Record With Wimbledon Win

*En route to capturing her second career “Serena Slam” as the current owner of all four tennis Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams has achieved another historic milestone in the wake of her Wimbledon victory. The WTA Tour revealed Tuesday that world number one Williams is the first top-ranked player ever with more than twice as […]

Serena Williams Takes Down Surging Sloane Stephens

Let’s talk. It’s just us, so we can be real. The majority always makes the minority stand out. Now apply that concept to professional tennis. And drill down even deeper and apply it to Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens. They played each other today at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Master’s 1000 in a round […]

Sloane Stephens Sets Up Serena Clash; Madison Keys Emerging as Threat

*Now that all the fanfare has died down surrounding Serena Williams’ return to Indian Wells, the tournament must go on. Outside of Williams, America has been hard pressed to produce top performers in either the WTA or the ATP fields unlike the days of old when the U.S. used to dominate in both. There have […]

An Emotional Serena Williams Wins Indian Wells Return Match

*Serena Williams, ironically, didn’t have to commute far to face the well-documented ghosts that had haunted her for the last 13 years. She has a home in Beverly Hills, California, so with just a hop and a skip, she was there, in the California desert, where she was met with a level of disrespect all […]

Serena Williams Ends Indian Wells Boycott

*It’s the end of an era … or an error thought to be made by tennis fans in Indian Wells, California.  After 13 years of boycotting the BNP Paribas tournament held there at the Tennis Gardens due to what she, her sister and the rest of her family deemed to be overt racism, Serena Williams […]