Beware of flying barbs as Serena faces off with Sharapova

Beware of flying barbs as Serena faces off with Sharapova

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters): It has been almost 2-1/2 years since Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova last faced off across the net but when it comes to these two great on-court foes, absence does not make the heart grow fonder.   While Sharapova’s quarter-final defeat by Williams at the 2016 Australian Open ended up being […]

Red-hot Osaka powers past Serena Williams in Miami Open

Red-hot Osaka powers past Serena Williams in Miami Open

MIAMI, MARCH 22 (REUTERS): Naomi Osaka continued her stunning run of form with a 6-3 6-2 victory over 23-times grand slam champion Serena Williams in the first round of the Miami Open on Wednesday, the latest big win for the 20-year-old Japanese player.   Osaka backed up last week’s Indian Wells title triumph with a […]

Serena Williams to launch beauty range

Serena Williams to launch beauty range

Tennis icon Serena Williams is reportedly launching her own cosmetics line under the name ‘Aneres’, which is Serena spelled backwards. Williams, 36, has filed legal documents to trademark the ‘Aneres’ name for a range of products which is believed to include skincare prep and make-up removing products, colognes and perfumes, make-up kits, bath soaps, lipstick, […]

Serena says ‘almost died’ after giving birth

Serena says ‘almost died’ after giving birth

Tennis player Serena Williams poses with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in an undisclosed location, September 13, 2017 in this picture obtained from a social media. INSTAGRAM/ SERENA WILLIAMS / ALEXIS OHANIAN/ via REUTERS   February 21(Reuters) – Serena Williams “almost died” after giving birth to her daughter last September, the former women’s world […]

Serena unsure about playing in year’s remaining grand slams

Serena unsure about playing in year’s remaining grand slams

Tennis player Serena Williams attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. (Reuters Photo)   London, February 10 (Reuters): Serena Williams dealt with serious health issues after giving birth to her daughter last September and the former world number one said on […]

Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis in photos, video diary

Serena Williams shows off baby girl Alexis in photos, video diary

Tennis player Serena Williams poses with her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in an undisclosed location, September 13, 2017 in this picture obtained from a social media. INSTAGRAM/ SERENA WILLIAMS / ALEXIS OHANIAN/ via REUTERS   September 14(Reuters) – American tennis star Serena Williams on Wednesday announced the name and released first pictures of her […]

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

Serena Williams gives birth to baby girl

Washington, September 2 (IANS) US tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in Florida, the media reported.   Williams, 35, whose partner is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, 34, was admitted to the St. Mary’s Medical Centre in West Palm Beach on Wednesday, reports the BBC. She gave birth […]

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.   The American, who is skipping the rest of the year after announcing last week that she was pregnant, took to social media to offer her first public thoughts on […]

Motherhood no obstacle for Serena’s return, says Court

Motherhood no obstacle for Serena’s return, says Court

MELBOURNE, April 20 (Reuters) – Motherhood may do little to slow Serena Williams’s pursuit of grand slam success but more hungry opponents, if they emerge, could yet deny her the all-time singles record, the woman who holds that distinction told Reuters.   Australian great Margaret Court won 24 grand slam singles titles, one ahead of […]

Tennis great Serena Williams appears to reveal pregnancy

Tennis great Serena Williams appears to reveal pregnancy

(Reuters) – Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks.”   The 35-year-old, who will return to the No. 1 ranking in the world next week, later deleted the photo. Neither Williams nor her management […]