Serena Williams advances in Rogers Cup

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won her first match since losing the Wimbledon final, beating Elise Mertens of Belgium 6-3, 6-3 on Wednesday night in the second round of the Rogers Cup. The 37-year-old Williams has won the event three times, all in Toronto, and has a 31-4 match record. “I feel like my movement […]

Serena Williams reaches Rogers Cup quarters in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams won for the second straight night at the Rogers Cup, beating Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals. Playing her first event since losing the Wimbledon final, Williams opened with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Elise Mertens of Belgium on Wednesday. The 37-year-old Williams won the […]

‘Serena is Serena’: Goose bumps, selfie, loss to Williams

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Used to be that players would dread the prospect of facing Serena Williams, especially at Wimbledon. Nowadays, they seem to be eager to go up against her — not because they think they can beat Williams, mind you, but because, well, she’s Serena Williams, and what better way to create a […]

The Latest: Andreescu tops Serena Williams for US Open title

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6 p.m. Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first Grand Slam title. Andreescu’s victory Saturday prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship. […]

Serena Williams aces AP Female Athlete of the Decade honors

Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was […]

‘It feels good’: Serena Williams ends 3-year title drought

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Serena Williams ended a three-year title drought when she beat fellow American Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday to win the singles final at the ASB Classic. Williams hadn’t won a title since the Australian Open in January 2017, and not since she became a mother to her daughter Olympia, […]

Venus Williams upsets Bertens in Ohio; Serena withdraws

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Going small paid off big for Venus Williams. Tuesday didn’t go as well for sister Serena. On a day when back problems forced the younger Williams to withdraw before her second-round match, Venus Williams reached the third round of the Western & Southern Open with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (4) upset […]

Serena Williams avoids US Open upset against 17-year-old

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams flubbed yet another shot and wailed, “I keep missing my forehand!” She was in trouble, if only briefly, against 17-year-old American Caty McNally, who is friends, and doubles partners, with Coco Gauff. Making key adjustments to her serve and straightening out her other strokes, Williams avoided what would have […]

US OPEN ’19: What to know, from Serena Williams to the Big 3

NEW YORK (AP) — At first glance, this U.S. Open might appear as unpredictable as any. From recent injuries to players such as Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, to a bit of pre-tournament shakiness from Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, to Rafael Nadal’s issues on hard courts, to the group of up-and-coming men’s […]

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