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Venus Williams, Defying Age and Skeptics, Reaches Wimbledon Final

“If Venus wins it, I think this one might mean more to her than any other one just because of everybody writing her off, no one thinking she could ever continue to play the level that she wanted to play,” her coach, David Witt, said. There were strong grounds for skepticism....

Wimbledon 2017: From the quiet of Wimbledon, the loud groan of the crowd

Tradition is as much a part of the Wimbledon experience as the grass itself, from the predominantly white clothing rule to the strawberries and cream sold around the grounds of the All England Club. But when Wimbledon begins this week, mixed in with the cheers will be one thing ...

Kerber hopes to take advantage of Serena's absence

Germany's Angelique Kerber in action during the ATP Aegon International in Eastbourne, on June 29, 2017 World number one Angelique Kerber admits Serena Williams' absence from Wimbledon gives her a chance to make amends for last year's final misery. Kerber was denied a first Wim...

$62,000 to train like Rafa, but are tennis academies worth it?

$62,000 to train like Rafa, but are tennis academies worth it? News 30 Jun 2017, 06:40 IST Serena Williams of the U.S. hits a shot as her coach Patrick Mouratoglou looks on during a...

Tennis world inflamed over John McEnroe’s need to rate Serena

John McEnroe has set off a firestorm in the tennis world by invoking a tired refrain about Serena Williams — specifically, how the the 23-time Grand Slam winner would stack up against men’s p...

Nick Kyrgios responds to journalist's claim he would lose to Serena Williams

When Channel 9's Tony Jones said that he believes Serena Williams would beat Nick Kyrgios in a match - eyes immediately turned to the controversial Australian social media accounts waiting for a ...

Kyrgios fires back at Serena sledge

In it, the tennis legend calls Serena Williams the “greatest woman to play tennis”. A fair point, given she has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 72 career WTA tour titles. Given it is t...

Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant

It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant - and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Nov...

Spokeswoman for Serena Williams says tennis star is pregnant

A spokeswoman for Serena Williams says the tennis star is pregnant. Kelly Bush Novak wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this...

Federer to battle Nadal for Miami Open crown

MIAMI: Roger Federer beat Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5) on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to set up a mouth-watering Miami Open finals against Rafael Nadal. Federer a...

Federer denies Kyrgios, will battle Nadal for Miami crown | .ng

Roger Federer beat Australia’s Nick Kyrgios 7-6 (11/9), 6-7 (9/11), 7-6 (7/5) in a thriller on Friday to set up a mouth-watering Miami Open final against Rafael Nadal. Federer and Kyrgios prod...

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