Serena Williams http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24224/all en Tennis-Subdued Serena set for sixth title at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A belated discovery that tranquility makes a useful ally in the pursuit of glory has Serena Williams in the box seat to win a third consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open next week.</p> <p>The Williams of explosive on-court tantrums and off-court drama has largely been banished, and a calmer, more mature prototype arrives at Melbourne Park with her game rivalling the peak of her brilliant career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Grand Slam Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova Person Career Quotation Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Venus Williams Victoria Azarenka WTA Tour Championships Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:21 +0000 5731566 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Subdued Serena plans to keep it simple http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-subdued-serena-plans-keep-it-simple <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Serena Williams has a simple plan as she enters the twilight of her career.</p> <p>One tournament at a time. Oh, and have some fun.</p> <p>The 31-year-old American, who is bidding for her sixth Australian Open title, enters the season-opening grand slam one of the raging hot favourites for the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy arguably in the form of her life.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/tennis-subdued-serena-plans-keep-it-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 06:00:03 +0000 5733502 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-More ankle woe for Serena at Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-tennis-more-ankle-woe-serena-at-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>* Serena records 'double bagel'</p> <p>* Ankle injury may threaten campaign</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Serena Williams' decision to chase an innocuous forehand in her first round clash with Edina Gallovits-Hall on Tuesday may have done her Australian Open rivals a massive favour.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-tennis-more-ankle-woe-serena-at-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Serena Williams Sprained ankle Tennis Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 04:15:20 +0000 5734523 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Serena cruises to third round with fat lip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-serena-marches-third-round-at-steamy-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Writes through with quotes, adds byline)</p> <p>* Williams whacks herself in mouth with racket</p> <p>* Says rolled ankle pain-free</p> <p>* Serves 207 km per hour ace to seal match</p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Serena Williams added a fat lip and a bruised ego to her rolled ankle at the Australian Open on Thursday, after smacking herself in the mouth with her racquet during an otherwise fuss-free thrashing of Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the second round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/tennis-serena-marches-third-round-at-steamy-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Forehand Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 03:15:15 +0000 5735412 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Serena, Murray on the up and up as Melbourne swelters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-serena-murray-the-and-melbourne-swelters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Nick Mulvenney</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Andy Murray and Serena Williams proved quality usually prevails even in sweltering heat as they continued the dominance of the tennis elite with comfortable second round victories at the Australian Open on Thursday.</p> <p>Suncream, hats and icepacks were the order of the day at Melbourne Park as temperatures crept steadily towards the 40 degrees Celsius mark on the fourth day of play at the year's first grand slam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/tennis-serena-murray-the-and-melbourne-swelters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Serena Williams Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:00:17 +0000 5735433 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Serena sweeps into last 16 at Australian Open http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-serena-sweeps-last-16-at-australian-open <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Serena Williams overcame a feisty challenge from Ayumi Morita at the start of second set but recovered to swat aside the Japanese 6-1 6-3 and ease into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.</p> <p>The 31-year-old American, seeking a sixth crown at Melbourne Park and a third successive grand slam title, was 3-0 down in the second set after suffering a service break for the first time in the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/tennis-serena-sweeps-last-16-at-australian-open" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:15:03 +0000 5736495 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Calm Williams cuts out the drama heading into second week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-calm-williams-cuts-out-the-drama-heading-second-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Cambers</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - American Serena Williams has had more than her share of dramas at this year's Australia Open but the third seed is planning to be all business like in the second week at Melbourne Park.</p> <p>Williams, chasing her third straight singles grand slam title and 16th in all, rallied from 3-0 down in the second set to beat Japan's Ayumi Morita 6-1 6-3 in the third round on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/tennis-calm-williams-cuts-out-the-drama-heading-second-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 07:15:03 +0000 5736514 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Hot-serving Serena bludgeons past Kirilenko http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-tennis-hot-serving-serena-bludgeons-past-kirilenko <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Serena puzzles with statements about match</p> <p>* Meets young challenger to her mantle in quarters (Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was at her enigmatic best on Monday after she bludgeoned her way into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-2 6-0 win over Maria Kirilenko.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-tennis-hot-serving-serena-bludgeons-past-kirilenko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Kirilenko Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:00:34 +0000 5737242 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tennis-Teenager Stephens rallies to stun ailing Serena http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-tennis-stephens-rallies-stun-ailing-serena <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds quotes, details, byline)</p> <p>* Williams suffers back injury in second set</p> <p>* Stephens advances to first grand slam semi-final</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - American teenager Sloane Stephens caused the biggest upset at this year's Australian Open when the 29th seed rallied to overcome an injury-hampered Serena Williams in the quarter-finals on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-tennis-stephens-rallies-stun-ailing-serena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Victoria Azarenka Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:15:56 +0000 5738151 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Tennis-Battered Serena 'relieved' Open is over http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-battered-serena-relieved-australian-open-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ankle, back injuries sour Serena's Australian Open</p> <p>* No chance of retiring (Writes through with details, quotes)</p> <p>By Greg Stutchbury</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams's Australian Open ended with her ankle swollen to the size of a balloon, back spasms and a quarter-final loss to a young pretender on Wednesday, a two-week period that she described as the worst she had experienced at a grand slam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/tennis-battered-serena-relieved-australian-open-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Martina Hingis Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 06:15:21 +0000 5738154 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Serena aims to regain top spot in Qatar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/tennis-serena-aims-regain-top-spot-qatar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena Williams will complete another remarkable achievement if she can regain the world number one ranking at the Qatar Open starting on Monday.</p> <p>The holder of 15 Grand Slam titles has not occupied the top spot for more than two and a half years after a series of injuries during 2010 and 2011 plunged her below the top 100, bringing predictions of a career end. </p> <p>However, Williams was clearly the world's best player again during the second half of last year when she won the Wimbledon, Olympic, US Open and WTA Championship season-end titles. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/tennis-serena-aims-regain-top-spot-qatar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Human Interest Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis War AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:15:51 +0000 5751473 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: No great expectations for Serena in Doha http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennis-no-great-expectations-serena-doha <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena Williams' downbeat attitude to her recovery from injuries has raised doubts about her ability to regain the world No.1 one ranking after a two-and-a-half year interval during the Qatar Open this week.</p> <p>Williams needs only three wins to regain the top spot - possibly all against players who have never beaten her - and yet she downplayed her hopes with a mixture of glumness and brevity.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennis-no-great-expectations-serena-doha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest Serena Williams Serena Williams Technology Tennis Victoria Azarenka AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:30:50 +0000 5752584 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis:Azarenka braced for another Williams assault http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennisazarenka-braced-another-williams-assault <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>World number one Victoria Azarenka has insulated herself against any potential disappointment, should Wimbledon and US Open champion Serena Williams takes away her top ranking during the Qatar Open this week.</p> <p>The Belarussian has only beaten the American once in 12 attempts but has her thoughts prepared for twin scenarios which could cause her significant setbacks at the $2,369,000 tournament.</p> <p>Williams only needs to win three matches to regain top spot, and might also fancy herself to take away Azarenka's title if they meet in Sunday's final if the seedings go to form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/tennisazarenka-braced-another-williams-assault" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Tennis Victoria Azarenka Victoria Azarenka AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:30:56 +0000 5752889 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: French connection spurs on Serena http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-french-connection-spurs-serena <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena Williams' bid to reclaim the world number one ranking here this week may be boosted by a French connection which has been helping her recover from an upsetting start to the year. </p> <p>Williams seemed unusually alert and fresh in Doha after arriving in the Gulf on Saturday night until it emerged she had crossed only the two time zones from Paris and not the eight from her Florida home.</p> <p>This suggests that some or most of her preparation may have been done at Patrick Mouratoglou's academy in the French capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-french-connection-spurs-serena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:46:06 +0000 5753593 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis: Williams edges towards regaining top spot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-williams-edges-towards-regaining-top-spot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Serena Williams moved to within two wins of becoming world number one for the first time in two-and-a-half years after reaching the third round of the Qatar Open here on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic champion showed no obvious signs of physical discomfort during a 6-2,6-1 win over Daria Gavrilova, the 18-year-old former world number one junior from Russia who had reached the main draw as a lucky loser.</p> <p>This may be some comfort for Williams after finishing last month's Australian Open with an upsetting quarter-final defeat and back and ankle injuries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/tennis-williams-edges-towards-regaining-top-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Maria Sharapova Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:16:47 +0000 5753902 at http://www.globalpost.com