Serena Williams

Australian Open 2021: Tearful Serena cuts news conference short after semis exit

Serena Williams won her last major title in 2017 at Melbourne Park before taking a break from the sport to give birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, and has lost four major finals since returning to tennis in 2018. The 39-year-old, who is one Grand Slam short of Margaret Court’s record, walked off Rod Laver Arena to a standing ovation on Thursday.

Feb 18, 2021, 12:50 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka sweeps past Serena Williams to reach final

Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams in straight sets in the Australian Open 2021 semifinals to reach the final. She will face the winner of second semifinal between Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic and Jennifer Brady of the United States for the year's first Grand Slam title.

Feb 18, 2021, 10:14 AM IST

Fans melt as Serena Williams' husband extends support in unique fashion at Aus Open

Serena came through a huge test of her Australian Open title credentials to reach the last four at Melbourne Park for the ninth time with a 6-3 6-3 victory over Halep in a high quality quarter-final. The 39-year-old went toe-to-toe with the Romanian second seed over 80 minutes on Rod Laver Arena. 

Feb 16, 2021, 23:57 PM IST

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams reach quarters, Dominic Thiem slumps out of Australian Open

Fans remained absent from Melbourne Park for a second day because of the state of Victoria`s coronavirus lockdown and Osaka`s victory was greeted with taped applause piped into the stadium. "I`m tired right now, that was tough," said Osaka, who mixed 40 winners with 36 unforced errors over the contest. 

Feb 14, 2021, 15:40 PM IST

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams powers into fourth round

Potapova double-faulted to put the match back on serve and from there it was on Williams’s terms. The 39-year-old American will bid for a place in the quarter-finals against seventh seed Aryna Sabalenka. Sabalenka matched her best Grand Slam showing by advancing to a fourth-round showdown against Serena Williams.

Feb 12, 2021, 10:47 AM IST

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams in cruise mode, 2019 US Open champ Andreescu sent packing

Serena Williams will take on Anastasia Potapova next for a berth in the fourth round. This is the 75th time Serena has won a set in a major 6-0, the 2nd-most among women in the Open Era. Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu’s comeback from injury stalled when she became the latest top-10 player to be beaten by crafty veteran Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan. 

Feb 10, 2021, 09:42 AM IST

Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams cruises into second round with Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams

Williams wore a colorful one-legged catsuit, and her game looked flashy, too. She lost only nine points on her serve and hit 16 winners. Her sister, Venus, won a Grand Slam match for the first time since 2019. Playing in her 21st Australian Open, the elder Williams beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 6-2.

Feb 08, 2021, 09:46 AM IST

Serena Williams shrugs off shoulder issue, 'relaxed' about Slam record bid

Williams, who opens her tournament against unseeded German Laura Siegemund, won the last of her 23 Grand Slam titles four years ago at Melbourne Park when in the early stages of pregnancy. Despite making four Grand Slam finals since motherhood, the 39-year-old remains one short of Margaret Court`s all-time record.

Feb 06, 2021, 11:49 AM IST

Australian Open: Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at 2021 event

Defending champion Sofia Kenin is on the top half of the women’s draw along with No. 1-ranked Ash Barty and they could potentially meet in the semifinals again. Kenin won that encounter last year on her way to a breakthrough major title. 

Feb 05, 2021, 13:09 PM IST

In Pics: Tennis stars end COVID-19 quarantine, hit Adelaide courts

World number one Novak Djokovic pulled out of an Adelaide exhibition because of a blistered hand on Friday before appearing on court to play a set after all, helping his compatriot Filip Krajinovic beat Jannik Sinner. Djokovic was scheduled to kick off the 'Day at the Drive' event in front of a crowd of 4,000 at Adelaide’s Memorial Drive Tennis Club but pulled out minutes before he was due on court and was replaced by Krajinovic. Here's a collection of pics from the first exhibition tennis event from down under...

Jan 29, 2021, 17:36 PM IST

Roger Federer, Serena Williams all set to play Australian Open 2021

The two superstars of the game have confirmed their participation, Tennis Australia boss Craig Tiley said on Sunday (October 4)

Oct 04, 2020, 23:22 PM IST

Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with achilles injury

The American, who turned 39 this week, had been due to play Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova in the second round later but after a warm-up decided the injury was too severe.

Oct 01, 2020, 15:50 PM IST

Lewis Hamilton greatest F1 driver of our generation, believes Serena Williams

Mercedes' Hamilton on Saturday took his 96th pole position ahead of the Russian Grand Prix and would be looking to equal Schumacher's record of 91 race wins on Sunday.
 

Sep 27, 2020, 17:51 PM IST

Born September 26, 1981: Serena Williams, American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion

American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams turned 39 on Saturday, September 26.

Sep 26, 2020, 00:17 AM IST

Serena Williams pulls out of Italian Open with achilles injury

23-time Grand Slam champion and American tennis player Serena Williams has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open due to a an achilles injury.

Sep 13, 2020, 10:11 AM IST

Serena Williams heads to French Open with time running out for Grand Slam No. 24

The American great has remained one title behind Margaret Court`s all-time record since bagging her 23rd Grand Slam singles trophy at the Australian Open in January 2017.

Sep 11, 2020, 13:51 PM IST

US Open 2020: Victoria Azarenka stuns Serena Williams to set up Naomi Osaka showdown

The Belarusian has now set up a clash against Japanese tennis player and world No.10 Naomi Osaka in the final of the Grand Slam event.

 

Sep 11, 2020, 10:59 AM IST

Naomi Osaka downs Jennifer Brady to reach U.S. Open final

Two-times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka advanced to the U.S. Open final for the second time in her career with a 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-3 victory over big-hitting Jennifer Brady on Thursday.

Sep 11, 2020, 09:15 AM IST

Serena Williams survives Tsvetana Pironkova test to reach U.S. Open semis

Williams has been stuck on 23 Grand Slam singles titles, one shy of Margaret Court`s record, since winning the 2017 Australian Open.

Sep 10, 2020, 09:09 AM IST

US Open 2020: Serena Williams books quarterfinal berth after tough test against Maria Sakkari

Williams stays on track in her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title

Sep 08, 2020, 15:33 PM IST