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.
MELBOURNE – It has not gone unnoticed on social media that Venus Williams’ hitting partner has been working out extremely hard. 🙂 Continue reading
MELBOURNE – Once a little girl chasing Venus’s autograph, a grown-up Coco Vandeweghe finds herself on the other side of the net from her in her first Grand Slam semi-final.
The ladies’ semis, with a lot of southern Californians and just as many 30-somethings.
MELBOURNE – With her sister training just a few feet away, the veteran prepares for another Australian Open campaign.
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.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Taking a long break after the second set to, um, lose your dinner is not a medal recipe.
RIO DE JANEIRO – There were a lot of guys who didn’t want to be here.
RIO DE JANEIRO – With the two team captains suddenly absent, and Serena not really in the mood, it was Venus Williams’ opportunity to absolutely own the USA tennis squad’s press conference.
MONTREAL – She warmed it up slowly, but Venus Williams did end up cranking some serves at a respectable pace during her warmup Thursday for her match against Madison Keys.
Venus Williams was basically lobbing her serve in during her 6-3, 6-0 win over Barbora Strycova Wednesday.