Federer, Serena eye special 40th birthday gifts in 2021

12/18/2020

Having endured a 2020 wipeout and seen Rafael Nadal equal his record of 20 Grand Slams, Roger Federer will edge towards his 40th birthday in 2021 with his eyes on an elusive Olympic singles gold medal despite…

Postponed French Open topics: Rafa’s 20th? Serena’s 24th?

05/28/2020

If the French Open were being held as scheduled right now — instead of postponed to September because of the coronavirus pandemic — Rafael Nadal would have been seeking a 20th Grand Slam title to equal Roger Federer’s…

Serena, Djokovic, Federer face upstarts in US Open 2nd round

Associated Press 08/29/2019

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ matchup against 17-year-old American Caty McNally heads a lineup of second-round contests that similarly pit established champions against hungry upstarts. The eighth-seeded Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champ, will be heavily…

Kid’s night: Osaka, 20, beats her idol Serena to win US Open

AP 09/09/2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka walked to the net, the excitement of being a Grand Slam champion mixed with a bit of sadness. She grew up rooting for Serena Williams, even did a report on her…

Serena matches her easiest win over Venus

AP 09/01/2018

NEW YORK — Serena Williams kept booming big shots for winners, never allowing herself to feel sorry for the overmatched player on the other side. So what if it happened to be her big sister? The Williams…

Federer wins, Serena stumbles in Cincinnati

AP 08/15/2018

Mason, Ohio — Roger Federer made a successful return to the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The day wasn’t so great for Serena Williams. Federer advanced to the third round with a 6-4, 6-4 victory against…

Keys thinks about facing Serena next, but loses instead

AP 07/07/2018

LONDON — Madison Keys started thinking ahead to facing Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Here’s the problem: Keys was playing someone else at the time. And so Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up and French Open semifinalist who was…

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