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Rio Revenge? Russian Hackers Hit Medical Info of US Athletes

'What we're seeing here is a digital temper tantrum,'

(Newser) - In what one analyst calls a "digital temper tantrum," hackers linked to the Russian government have hacked into the World Anti-Doping Agency's Olympic database and released information on star American athletes, including Serena and Venus Williams. WADA has confirmed the security breach, and the hacking group "... More »

Serena Williams Beats Her Sis, Moves Closer to Slam

A 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory

(Newser) - If Serena Williams would feel sympathy for any opponent standing in the way of her pursuit of tennis's first true Grand Slam in 27 years, it might very well be her sister Venus. Still, no way was Serena going to let anyone, or anything, stop her on this night,... More »

Serena, Venus Stunned Early in French Open

They'd have met in the next round otherwise

(Newser) - Instead of looking forward to playing each other this week at the French Open, Serena and Venus Williams will both be heading home early. The American sisters both lost to little-known opponents in the second round today. Serena, the defending French Open champion and a 17-time major winner, lost to... More »

Venus Williams Wins 1st Title in 2 Years

Injuries, illness have slowed 32-year-old

(Newser) - Venus Williams won her first WTA tournament in more than two years, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-2, 6-3 to take the Luxembourg Open title today. Slowed by injuries and illness for two seasons, Williams showed she still had the winning touch and played steady tennis while Niculescu proved error-prone... More »

Williams Sisters Once Again Win Gold

Meanwhile, Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia wins the women's marathon

(Newser) - Tennis and running are set to be the big Olympic sports of the day, and the Williams sisters are the day's early stars. In a repeat of 2000 and 2008, Serena and Venus took the women's doubles gold, beating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic... More »

Venus Loses Round 1 at Wimbledon

Her earliest exit since 1997

(Newser) - Five-time champion Venus Williams lost in the opening round of Wimbledon for the first time since 1997, falling 6-1, 6-3 to Elena Vesnina of Russia. Williams lost the first five games and then saved two set points before making it 5-1. But she was broken for the fourth time in... More »

Venus Pulls Out of Aussie Open

Williams hopes to be back in action next month

(Newser) - Venus Williams' struggle with the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome has forced her to pull out of the year's first major tournament. The seven-time Grand Slam winner has announced that she's pulling out of the Australian Open, but she hopes to be back in action next month, the... More »

Autoimmune Disease Sidelines Venus Williams

Drops out of US Open because of Sjogren's Syndrome

(Newser) - Venus Williams finally has a name for her biggest foe in tennis: Sjogren's syndrome. The 31-year-old abruptly withdrew from the US Open today, announcing that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren's, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain and can lead to longer-term problems. (More details... More »

Serena, Venus Eliminated at Wimbledon

Williams sisters each get rare exit before quarterfinals

(Newser) - Venus and Serena Williams were both eliminated in the fourth round of Wimbledon today, the first time in five years that neither sister will play in the quarterfinals. Defending champ Serena was the first to go, beaten 6-3, 7-6 (6) by Marion Bartoli of France. It cuts short her return... More »

Serena Williams Is Back

13-Time Grand Slam Champion back to tennis for Eastbourne International

(Newser) - After nearly a year away from tennis with a career-threatening injury, Serena Williams said today that her competitive spirit hasn't been diminished in the slightest. The 13-time Grand Slam champion will return to action tomorrow at the Eastbourne International after recovering from an injured ligament in her foot, which... More »

At US Open, US Dwindles

Down to three at own championship as Spain surges

(Newser) - With the Spanish conquering the US Open with five winners advancing yesterday, the waning American contingent is down to three at its own championship, reports the AP. And with two-time champ Venus Williams playing at the ripe old age of 30, and men's longshots Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey seeded... More »

Venus, Serena Lose to Unseeded Pair

Venus knocks losing shot into the net

(Newser) - In a massive upset, Venus and Serena Williams, the top seeded pair in the women's doubles at Wimbledon, were knocked out today by an unseeded duo from Russia. Vera Zvonareva and Elena Vesnina knocked out the sisters Williams 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, Reuters reports. It was Venus who hit the last... More »

Unseeded Bulgarian Topples Venus

Pironkova knocks Williams out of Wimbledon

(Newser) - Five-time champion Venus Williams has been knocked out of Wimbledon in straight sets by unseeded Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova. Pironkova, playing in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal, crushed Williams 6-2, 6-3. Williams was broken twice in the first set and on consecutive occasions in the fourth and six games of the... More »

Venus Out in 4th-Round Upset

Nadia Petrova ousts lacy No. 2 seed on brisk day

(Newser) - Venus Williams' celebrated corset went under wraps today, reports the AP, and now it's out of the French Open. Playing with a long-sleeve top over her black lace outfit on a chilly afternoon, Williams lost in the fourth round to Nadia Petrova, 6-4, 6-3. Williams came into the tournament seeded... More »

After Fashion Flap, Venus Covers Up

She and Serena win their doubles match, too

(Newser) - Venus and Serena Williams won their first-round doubles match at Roland Garros today, and all eyes were on Venus, who was wearing—an unadorned black T-back tennis dress. After 2 days of scrutiny thanks to the modified can-can get-up she wore for her first-round singles match, Williams went low-key as... More »

Venus Williams Turns Heads in Win

Patty Schnyder loses, but nobody's looking at her

(Newser) - Venus Williams won her French Open first-round match yesterday, but the spotlight was on what she was wearing—and not wearing. The No. 2 seed sported a lacy black concoction with underpinnings similar to the ones that caused a stir at the Australian Open by creating the illusion that she... More »

China's Li Bounces Venus

16th seed upsets No. 6 in ugly three-setter

(Newser) - China's Li Na beat Venus Williams 2-6, 7-6 (4), 7-5 Wednesday in a marathon Australian Open quarterfinal that featured 110 unforced errors. The sixth-seeded Williams served for the match in the second set against No. 16 Li but was broken, forcing matters to the tiebreaker, which Li dominated. Williams held... More »

Henin Fights Into Semifinals

Belgian, 27, in first Grand Slam since ending retirement

(Newser) - Former world No. 1 Justine Henin reached the semifinals in her Grand Slam comeback, beating Nadia Petrova 7-6 (3), 7-5 Tuesday to take out the last seeded player in her half of the Australian Open draw. The 27-year-old Henin, unranked and playing on a wild-card entry at Melbourne Park after... More »

All Eyes on Venus Underwear at Aussie Open

Tennis star tweets proudly on plunging neckline, slits

(Newser) - As Venus Williams won her third-round match at the Australian Open today, there was less talk of her powerhouse serve than the plunging neckline and revealing slits in the bright-yellow minidress she's been wearing. And that's just the way she wants it. "My dress for the Australian Open has... More »

Latest Celebrity Getaways

Dubai is out of favor, but these destinations are heating up

(Newser) - With Dubai in dire straits, where will jet-setters go now? The Frisky knows. See full details here .
  • Morocco: Big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston were in Marrakesh recently for the opening of a Chopard jewelry boutique.
  • Croatia: With the war over, celebs such as Steven Spielberg and Robert
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