Friday, 26 November 2021

Tag Archives: Serena Williams

In a first, Serena and Federer to take on each other

Roger Federer’s wish is about to be granted – he’s getting the chance to return Serena Williams’ powerful serve. The famously unflappable Swiss acknowledges being excited about the prospect of taking on his fellow tennis great on Tuesday in a Hopman Cup mixed doubles match between Switzerland and the United ...

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Serena, Nadal and Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park. That includes injury-prone Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Williams returned from giving ...

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Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena sketch

SYDNEY: An Australian cartoonist faced withering criticism for portraying tennis superstar Serena Williams using – what Harry Potter author JK Rowling described as – “racist and sexist tropes”. Mark Knight’s caricature, published in Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper on Monday, showed a butch and fat-lipped Williams throwing a temper tantrum at ...

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Naomi Osaka wins US Open after Serena ‘umpire thief’ meltdown

  Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title as her idol Serena Williams angrily imploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final “a thief”. Osaka, 20, triumphed 6-2, 6-4 in the match marred by Williams’s second set outburst, the American enraged by ...

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Kerber beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon

AFP LONDON: Angelique Kerber became the first German woman to win Wimbledon for 22 years as the 11th seed shattered Serena Williams’ bid for Grand Slam history with a shock 6-3, 6-3 victory in Saturday’s final. Kerber avenged her defeat against Williams in the 2016 Wimbledon title match, overwhelming the ...

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Nadal limps out, Edmund marches on in Australian Open

PERTH: An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then Nadal went to shake hands with the umpire and his ...

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Federer says he’s too old to be Australian Open favourite

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer says rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic should be seen as leading contenders for the Australian Open as he is too old to be considered favourite . The 36-year-old is bidding for a record 20th Grand Slam title and is in form and fit, unlike ...

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Serena fights against racism and inequality

American tennis star Serena Williams has slammed the gender pay gap, issuing a passionate call for black women to “be fearless” and demand equality. In a personal essay, published by Fortune Magazine, the 23-time grand slam champion writes that for every dollar a man earns, black women make just 63 ...

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Sharapova congratulates mum-to-be Serena

STUTTGART: Maria Sharapova offered her congratulations to pregnant rival Serena Williams after the Russian made her return from a 15-month ban for doping on Wednesday. “I think it’s one of the greatest gifts that a woman can receive in life, it’s a blessing. It’s a beautiful chapter in her life,” ...

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