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It's a Second Delivery for Serena Williams

Husband praises 'GMOAT' after birth of second daughter

(Newser) - Serena Williams is now the mother of a potential doubles team. The tennis champ and husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, have welcomed their second child, daughter Adira River Ohanian, People reports. "I'm grateful to report our house is teaming with love: a happy & healthy newborn girl...

Venus, Oldest at Wimbledon This Year, Has 'Painful' Day

'I got killed by the grass,' jokes the 43-year-old after slip leads to defeat

(Newser) - As Venus Williams entered Centre Court for her 24th Wimbledon appearance at age 43, she was greeted by a standing ovation. And once her first-round match against Elina Svitolina began, Williams played like a throwback version of herself, per the AP . Quickly, she was a point from a 3-0 lead...

Serena Weighs In on Oscars Slap on Dad's Big Night

The controversy overshadowed 'King Richard,' but she suggests it's time to forgive Will Smith

(Newser) - Serena Williams has a stronger connection than most to Will Smith's infamous slap of Chris Rock at the Oscars—she was in the audience that night because Smith played her father in the movie King Richard. In an interview with CBS Mornings on Thursday, the tennis great suggested it'...

Tennis Coach to the Stars Dies at 91
'Michelangelo of Tennis'
Is Dead at 91

'Michelangelo of Tennis' Is Dead at 91

Nick Bollettieri coached the likes of Venus and Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Monica Seles

(Newser) - Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in Florida after a...

After Loss at US Open, an Emotional Tribute From Serena

'"I wouldn't be Serena if there wasn't Venus,' tennis legend said to crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium

(Newser) - Leave it to Serena Williams to not want to go quietly, to not want this match, this trip to the US Open, this transcendent career of hers, to really, truly end. Right down to what were, barring a change of heart, the final minutes of her quarter century of excellence...

Wild Card Puts Williams Sisters Together Again at US Open
Williams Sisters Form
Doubles Team at US Open

Williams Sisters Form Doubles Team at US Open

Sibling stars lose in first round

(Newser) - Update: Serena and Venus Williams lost in the first round of doubles at the US Open Thursday night, their first time playing together in 4 1/2 years. "I’m so sorry for you that we beat them, but we are so happy that we did it," said Lucie...

Tiger Woods Cheers as Serena Williams Wins Again

The golf great encouraged her comeback, she says

(Newser) - Serena Williams turned to Tiger Woods for his input before she made her recent comeback from a year-long injury absence, the AP reports. On Wednesday night, Woods sat courtside at the US Open, throwing uppercuts in the stands to cheer Williams on to victory. “He’s one of the...

Serena Williams Draws Record Crowds, Ticket Prices at US Open

She wins her first match

(Newser) - They came from far and wide for Serena—no last name required, befitting someone as much an icon as superstar athlete—to see her practice and play and, it turned out, win a match at the US Open on Monday night, turning out in record numbers to fill Arthur Ashe...

Serena Williams Appears on Meghan's 'Archetypes' Podcast

Among other things, Williams discussed her upcoming retirement

(Newser) - Serena Williams and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, recount challenges they've experienced as working mothers on Meghan’s first podcast, including stories of having to work soon after scary incidents involving their children. Williams, who said recently "the countdown has begun" to her retirement, recounted on Meghan’s debut...

Top 10 Baby Names Inspired by Sports Stars

Kobe tops the most recent list

(Newser) - Teachers will be calling on a lot more Kobes in about five years. As KTLA reports, the name "Kobe" tops the list of baby names presumably inspired by sports stars between 2000 and 2021. The list, compiled by Betsperts , found that more than 17,000 infants born in the...

Serena Williams 'Evolving Away From Tennis'

Tennis great is sounding like she's retiring, looking to focus on her family and business ventures

(Newser) - Serena Williams says she's ready to step away from tennis after winning 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to her business interests and having another child, reports the AP . "I'm turning 41 ... and something's got to give," Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday...

Serena Williams Loses to World No. 115

US star exits Wimbledon in first round

(Newser) - Serena Williams has lost her first singles match in nearly a year, getting beat by 115th-ranked Harmony Tan of France in a third-set tiebreaker at Wimbledon. Williams was two points from victory but could not finish the job and bowed out with a 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) defeat on Tuesday...

After 51 Weeks, Serena Williams Returns

She won her first competitive match since Wimbledon slip

(Newser) - As "What A Feeling" boomed around Devonshire Park, Serena Williams strode onto center court at Eastbourne to a standing ovation for her first competitive tennis match in nearly a year. Around 90 minutes later, fans were on their feet again, celebrating a comeback win for the 23-time Grand Slam...

Serena Asked for Lifesaving Help, Was Told She Was Talking 'Crazy'

Tennis star describes advocating for herself in 'Elle'

(Newser) - Serena Williams has previously opened up about almost dying following the 2017 birth of her daughter, but never before like this. The tennis star describes the horror of four surgeries in a week in a nearly 2,500-word essay in the April edition of Elle magazine. An emergency C-section , triggered...

Director Is Sorry for 'Thoughtless' Remark About Williams Sisters

'You don’t play against the guys, like I have to,' Jane Campion said

(Newser) - Director Jane Campion has apologized for what she admits was a "thoughtless" comment about Serena and Venus Williams at the Critics Choice Awards Sunday. Campion, who won the Best Director award for The Power of the Dog, was slammed as "arrogant" after she praised her fellow nominees, all...

Serena Williams on NYT Photo Flub: 'Even I Am Overlooked'

She calls out paper for using a photo of sister Venus in story about her own venture fund

(Newser) - Serena Williams is one of the most famous and recognizable athletes in the world, with no shortage of images of her that the media can use to complement stories profiling her. The tennis great is now taking one of those publications to task, after it used a photo not of...

Serena Williams: 'We Must Not Stay Silent' on Peng Shuai

WTA chairman weighs pulling organization out of China

(Newser) - US tennis legend Serena Williams has joined the chorus of calls demanding to know #WhereIsPengShuai. "This must be investigated and we must not stay silent," Williams tweeted Thursday, adding she was "devastated and shocked" by the situation with the Chinese tennis player. "I hope she is...

Osaka, Serena Miss Play but Top Money List

Endorsements help put tennis stars well ahead of other female athletes in income

(Newser) - Young tennis players on their way up might want to also keep their eye on the endorsements. Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams haven't won many tournaments lately—nine between them since February—partly because they've skipped some or missed them because of injuries. But they still top the...

Serena Williams Slips, Quits Wimbledon

Champion was seeking her 24th Grand Slam title

(Newser) - A tearful Serena Williams retired from her opening Wimbledon match Tuesday, limping off Center Court after slipping on the grass while planting her leg for a forehand return. She was in the fifth game of the first set against Aliaksandra Sasnovich when she was injured. Williams took a medical timeout...

Serena Williams to Sit Out Olympics
Won't Play
in Tokyo

Serena Williams Won't Play in Tokyo

Tennis star doesn't elaborate on reasons but had expressed concern about leaving her daughter behind

(Newser) - Serena Williams, who's already won four gold medals, said Sunday she's not going to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. "I'm actually not on the Olympic list, not that I'm aware of," she said to reporters Sunday at Wimbledon in London. "If so, then...

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