Naomi Osaka claims 2nd straight Slam title with Aussie Open victory

SYDNEY, Australia — Naomi Osaka claimed her second straight Grand Slam victory defeating Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2), 5-7, 6-4 on Saturday to win the Australian Open earning herself back-to-back titles. She beomes the first tennis player from Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings. Naomi captuted her first slam title against Serena Williams at…

Serena Williams to face Karolina Pliskova in Quarterfinals of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams advances to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open following a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over No. 1-ranked Simona Halep. “It was a really intense match, and it was some incredible points,” said Williams, who improved to 9-1 against Halep. “I love playing tennis and I love to play here and…

No. 1 ranked Simona Halep and Serena Williams to meet at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams earned a third-round 6-2, 6-1 win against 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska on Saturday afternoon to set up a fourth match with No. 1 ranked Simona Halep in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Monday. “I honestly would love to face the world No. 1,” Williams said Saturday, a few…

Serena, Venus Williams advance to third Round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena and Venus Williams both advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday after picking apart their opponents. At Rod Laver Arena, Serena Williams dominated Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 6-2 in one hour and 10 minutes. “I do the work, I go out there and I play the best I…

Serena, Venus Williams makes strong starts in Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — 23-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams defeated Tatjana Maria, 6-0, 6-2 to reach the second round of the Australian Open on Tuesday at Rod Laver Arena in 49 minutes. “She’s a tricky player,” assessed Williams. “I think always when I have a tougher round or I know someone that’s really good, I…

Serena Williams voted AP Female Athlete of the Year for Fifth time

NEW YORK CITY — Serena Williams was voted The Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for the fifth time in her illustrious career. The 37-year-old sports icon, received 93 points in balloting by U.S. editors and news directors announced Wednesday, and gymnast Simone Biles was second with 68. Notre Dame basketball player Arike Ogunbowale…

Serena Williams Breaks Down Her Most Iconic Tennis Matches

NEW YORK — GQ cover star Serena Williams takes us through her twenty-year career and some of her most iconic matches. Serena breaks down some of her most legendary moments, including her matches against Monica Seles in the 1997 Ameritech Cup, Irena Spîrlea in the 1998 Australian Open, Martina Hingis in the 1999 U.S. Open,…

Serena Williams to face 20-year-old Naomi Osaka in US Open final

FLUSHING, New York — — Serena Williams beat No. 19 seed Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-3, 6-0 to reach her ninth final at Flushing Meadows and 31st at all Grand Slam tournaments. “I’ve been working hard on my volleys. I have won a few doubles championships, so I know how to volley,” Williams said with…