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Cops: Venus Williams Didn't Run Red Light

Video shows tennis star entered intersection legally moments before crash

(Newser) - A new video shows Venus Williams legally entered an intersection but was cut off by another car moments before a fatal crash, reports USA Today . Police in Palm Beach Gardens say footage captured by a security camera reveals the tennis star's Toyota SUV stops at a light at 1pm... More »

Venus Williams Granted Emergency Order in Crash Suit

Judge temporarily blocked inspection of car involved in the crash

(Newser) - Venus Williams is set to take on Japan's Naomi Osaka at Wimbledon Friday, but she's already scored a tiny win in a different kind of court. A Palm Beach County judge on Wednesday granted an emergency request by Williams' attorney to temporarily block an inspection of a car... More »

Venus Williams Goes Speechless When Asked About Fatal Crash

Reporter brought it up during Wimbledon press conference

(Newser) - Venus Williams broke down during a press conference Monday when she was asked about the fatal car crash she was involved in last month. ESPN has video of Williams' response during the press conference that followed her winning her opening match at Wimbledon. "There are really no words to... More »

Venus Williams Sued for Wrongful Death

Lawsuit accuses her of running red light, causing fatal car crash

(Newser) - Venus Williams is being sued for wrongful death over the fatal car crash she was involved in earlier this month. A police report states Williams was at fault when she entered a Florida intersection June 9 and was T-boned by another vehicle that had the right of way; the couple... More »

Police Fault Venus Williams in Fatal Florida Car Crash

Though an investigation is ongoing

(Newser) - Police say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 78-year-old man, TMZ reports, citing a police report from the June 9 incident in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. According to ESPN , Williams told police she was trying to get through... More »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Serena Fined $10K for US Open Tirade

Penalty levied for racket abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct

(Newser) - Serena Williams' racket-smashing, verbal tirade at the US Open last night will  cost her $10,500, the New York Times reports. The United States Tennis Association levied the fine today for unsportsmanlike conduct and racket abuse, SHe will be permitted to play her doubles match with sister Venus tomorrow. Venus... More »

Lousy Venus Serve Hits Serena

Elder Williams smacks sister in shoulder during doubles

(Newser) - Now Serena knows the full force of a Williams serve. At yesterday afternoon's first-round doubles match, Venus struck her sister in the left shoulder with an 81-mph second serve, leading to several anxious moments before Serena signaled she was OK. The pair, seeded fourth, went on to crush their opponents... More »

Screenwriter Serena Williams Should Tell Her Own Tale

Tennis superstar nabs more viewers than Federer

(Newser) - Serena Williams toiled this summer on a screenplay, which she compares to Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City and Family Guy. But perhaps the best subject she could take on would be her and her sister’s own lives, writes Karen Crouse in the New York Times. It would... More »

Venus, Serena Buying Stake in NFL's Dolphins

(Newser) - It looks like the Williams sisters are branching out into a new sport. Venus and Serena are expected to be named next week as part owners of the Miami Dolphins, reports the Miami Herald. Serena acknowledged ongoing talks but did not confirm a done deal. The team would say only... More »

Oprah's Mag Puts New Twist on Power List

(Newser) - Nobody’s No. 1 on O, the Oprah Magazine’s inaugural “Power List.” Indeed, no one’s any other number either.  “Power can be so many things,” the editors reason, so they’re honoring women who are powerful in different ways. A sampling:
  • The Power
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