Misty-eyed about the retirements of her fellow tennis stars, Serena Williams finds even more resolve to keep playing long past age 30.
The four-time Grand Slam champion lost to 18-year-old Laura Robson of Britain in the second round of the U.S. Open on Wednesday, and will head into retirement after she finishes playing in doubles at Flushing Meadows.
Over the first two days of the US Open, the world’s largest tennis stadium turned into the world’s biggest bore.
That Andy Roddick’s last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 US Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.
Americans Andy Roddick, Venus Williams, Sam Querrey and Dennis Novikov all won on the second day of the US Open.
Radwanska beat Nina Bratchikova of Russia 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday to start play at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 91st-ranked Bratchikova had 28 unforced errors to only six for Radwanska.
Maria Sharapova’s stomach ache turned out to be nothing more than that. That lopsided loss she suffered at the Olympics — well, that may have only been a false alarm, as well.
In an Olympic year, the US Open — considered the toughest test in tennis even under normal circumstances — is essentially the season’s fifth major. That makes for quite a grueling season for the players.
Venus Williams is feeling better and is ready to compete in the 2012 US Open.
Federer beat Murray in July for his record-tying seventh championship at Wimbledon; Murray beat Federer this month on the same Centre Court grass for the gold medal.
Top-ranked Victoria Azarenka will be seeded No. 1 at the U.S. Open, with 2006 champion Maria Sharapova at No. 3 and three-time winner Serena Williams at No. 4.
This will be the second Major tournament missed this year by Zvonareva. She pulled out of the French Open because of a right shoulder injury.
WIMBLEDON, England (WFAN/AP) — Perhaps the upcoming U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows will be more kind to Venus Williams Playing twice a day proved too much for the women’s tennis star, as she lost in […]
Even at the age of 30, with two-year gap since her last Grand Slam title and a long list of recent health problems, Serena Williams is hoping she’s just getting started on something big.
About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.
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