NEW YORK -- If it seems Serena Williams versus the field isn't a fair fight, these statistics back up that astute perception: Williams has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles, five more than the other 127 women who lined up here at the beginning of the tournament. And wonder of wonders, a record No.
It's been 16 years since Jennifer Capriati lost the first set of the French Open final and won. Until Saturday in Paris, no one had come back from that deficit to capture the crown. Meet Jelena Ostapenko, a 20-year-old player who had yet to win a WTA level tournament of any kind until her Roland
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Thursday is Australia Day, the celebration marking the date British sovereignty arrived here in 1788. At the Australian Open it will be a star-spangled day for America, with three women playing in the semifinals. No. 2-seeded Serena Williams will play unseeded (and unlikely)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Mirjana Lucic-Baroni , a 34-year-old from Croatia with a long and winding and now genuinely improbable career, is into the semifinals of the Australian Open . She defeated No. 5 seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena -- more than 17 years after reaching her
It was a pillar of the conventional wisdom in tennis for ages: Americans don't like red clay. They can't play on red clay. They wouldn't know the Roland Garros slide from the Cuban slide. It's all about grass and hard courts -- serving bombs, crushing volleys, ripping forehands -- for players from
Taylor Townsend had an unexpected opponent Monday: Gail Falkenberg, age 69. Townsend, 19, the top seed, beat Falkenberg 6-0, 6-0 in the second round of qualifying for an International Tennis Federation Pro Circuit event in Pelham, Alabama . But not before Falkenberg won 12 points. "Taylor, she was
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Serena Williams had been eliminated from the tournament for less than 20 minutes when she climbed into her white Mini Cooper with the checkerboard top and pulled out of the players' parking lot, fastening her seat belt as she drove. A hasty departure, for sure. Williams'
On Monday, Maria Sharapova held a news conference to announce she recently found out she failed a drug test at the Australian Open . Needless to say, the reaction poured in as the five-time Grand Slam winner's future is up in the air. Below are news stories, reaction and video analysis off the
The world's highest-paid female athlete and Russian tennis champion has lost endorsements in the wake of the announcement.