Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate the prize money from an upcoming tournament to help relief efforts in Haiti following Saturday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake.
A resurfaced clip of Venus Williams’ father calling out a reporter during an interview when she was a teenager has gone viral after Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open.
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 […]
Before there was Venus and Serena Williams, there were other Black female tennis stars who shined on the national spotlight. Many people know of Althea Gibson’s success as the first Black woman to win a Grand Slam tennis championship. But there were others, like Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil, who achieved success at the highest […]
The racket that Serena Williams smashed during the 2018 U.S. Open is for sale, according to The New York Times. Williams became frustrated in the final, against eventual champion Naomi Osaka, and smashed her Wilson racket. She was issued a point violation as a result. That then led to a confrontation between Williams and the chair […]
LINZ, Austria (AP) — Coco Gauff is still just 15. She also is already the owner of a WTA singles title. The American beat 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in the final of the Upper Austria Ladies tournament Sunday, making Gauff the youngest winner of a singles trophy on the WTA […]
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Slowed by a balky ankle, trailing by a service break in the third set of her Wimbledon quarterfinal, Serena Williams appeared to be in trouble Tuesday against an opponent playing the tournament of her life. Williams was down, yes. But out? No way. And now she is two victories from that […]
15-year-old Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff stunned the tennis world with her Wimbledon run that began with her victory over one of her tennis idols, Venus Williams. Since then she has received the praise A-list of celebs, including Beyonce’s mom Tina Lawson, Jaden Smith and Michelle Obama. Gauff’s historic Wimbledon concluded on “Manic Monday,” and she’s just as surprised […]
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Mom and racket-holding Dad joined two coaches and a hitting partner at Coco Gauff‘s practice session on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at the All England Club as the 15-year-old American prepared for what could be the toughest test yet of her hard-to-believe Grand Slam debut. A qualifier who is ranked 313th […]
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Coco Gauff grew up admiring the Williams sisters. Picked up a tennis racket as a little girl because of them. And on Monday at Wimbledon, still just 15, Gauff beat one of them. Gauff, the youngest competitor to qualify at the All England Club in the professional era, showed the poise […]
The mom and wife recently made history as the first athlete to ever make Forbes‘ Richest Self-Made Women list.
PARIS (AP) — “Champion,” ”queen,” ”goddess” and “mother.” Those were the words, in French, printed on a black-and-white warmup jacket that Serena Williams wore before her opening match at Roland Garros on Monday. “Those are things that mean a lot to me and reminders for me and for everyone that wants to wear it,” Williams […]
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