MELBOURNE – In the moments after history was made, the biggest smile belonged to a little girl who was part of the trophy ceremony that anointed Serena Williams the most decorated Grand Slam champion in the open era.
MELBOURNE – On neighbouring courts, the two most compelling figures in women’s tennis prepared to face each other – for the first time in a Slam in eons.
The ladies’ semis, with a lot of southern Californians and just as many 30-somethings.
MELBOURNE – Early in the morning, very low key out on one of the back courts, Serena Williams goes through her paces.
MELBOURNE – After some off-season excitement and an early exit in Auckland, Serena Williams gets to work in Melbourne Wednesday.
Serena Williams arrived in Melbourne Friday night, and hit the practice courts Saturday ahead of the Australian Open.
The Queen of tennis celebrates No. 35 (repost from last year)
A group called Fancy Bears, reportedly based in Russia, has gone on the warpath in the wake of the country’s Olympic sanctions and has begun releasing documents it obtained from hacking the World Anti-Doping Association website.
NEW YORK – It’s a momentous occasion, one that got a little buried with all the rest of the news Thursday at the US Open.
NEW YORK – Best-case scenario? Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber in a finals shootout for the No. 1 ranking.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Maybe it took that pesky Alizé Cornet to really get Serena Williams into the Olympic event.
RIO DE JANEIRO – There were a lot of guys who didn’t want to be here.