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Category: Serena Williams

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Serena Williams won’t break Margaret Court’s record – and that’s OK

She is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time and deep down even her biggest critics know it. Wanting it to be beyond any plausible argument is merely completismAnyone who’s followed the women’s tennis tour closely over the last year wasn’t too…

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US Open talking points: big three chase history as Andreescu amazes | Tumaini Carayol

Medvedev is waiting in the wings, but it’s still all to play for between Djokovic, Federer and Nadal, while a new challenger has shown the mentality Serena Williams needs to rediscoverNovak Djokovic arrived in New York with a shoulder injury, then Roge…

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Serena Williams not giving up the fight to equal Margaret Court’s record

The American has lost her past four grand slam finals but still has the fire inside to win that elusive 24th majorIf anything can lift Serena Williams to one more slam, it might be the roar of the crowd. It was as loud here on Saturday night in appreci…

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Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

• Canadian 19-year-old holds nerve to triumph 6-3, 7-5 • Williams loses her fourth grand-slam final in a rowSerena Williams, so strong of limb and spirit, could not disguise her inner frailty when she stumbled at the tape in the US Open final, and tenn…

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Serena Williams v Bianca Andreescu: US Open women’s final – live!

Game-by game updates from the final at Flushing MeadowKevin Mitchell: Serena returns to scene of 2018 meltdownGet in touch! Email Bryan or tweet @bryanagraham 10.23pm BST 10.19pm BST Williams breaks in third game of second set!Second set: *Williams 3-…

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Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigyNot since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Willia…

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Serena Williams overwhelms Elina Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

Williams moves within one victory of record-tying 24th major American equals Chris Evert with most US Open wins in historyA spectacular sunset settled over Manhattan as Serena Williams, reluctant to embrace the evening of her own glowing career, blazed…

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Serena Williams v Elina Svitolina: US Open women’s semi-final – live!

Email Beau with your thoughts or tweet @duresportNadal flexes muscles to remain on course for fourth title 11.21pm BST Good evening all. Will we see another Serena Williams rout? Another Serena Williams meltdown? 4.33pm BST Beau will be here shortly, …

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Serena Williams has title in reach but Elina Svitolina will apply pressure test

Serena Williams’s US Open rout of Wang Qiang was a reminder of her powers but she has faltered at the last in recent slams and faces an in-form opponent nextBy the end of her 44-minute 6-1, 6-0 obliteration of China’s Wang Qiang on Tuesday night, Seren…

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Serena Williams blows away Wang Qiang to move into US Open semi-finals

No 8 seed takes just 44 minutes in 6-1, 6-0 winVictory is American’s 100th win at Flushing MeadowsSerena Williams claimed her 100th win at the US Open in style, dismantling her quarter-final opponent Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-0 in a blistering 44-minute perfor…

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US Open 2019: Federer, Konta, Barty, Serena Williams and more – live!

All the action on day seven at Flushing MeadowsNaomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fairytaleEmail alex.hess@theguardian.com or tweet @A_Hess 3.32pm BST In the meantime, here’s what happened yesterday: Related: Naomi Osaka ends Coco Gauff’s US Open fa…

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US Open 2019: Federer v Evans, Serena Williams, Konta and more – live!

Rolling report of the day five action at Flushing MeadowsGauff sets up meeting with defending champion OsakaKyrgios clashes with authorities again in row over shirt messageEmail Katy your thoughts or tweet @KatyMurrells 4.24pm BST That said, De Minaur …

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Serena Williams pushed to edge by American teen Caty McNally at US Open

Six-time US Open champion rallies to win 5-7, 6-3, 6-1No 3 Pliskova turns on the power to beat BolkvadzeFederer sees off chuntering Dzumhur in second roundAfter the endless hype and anticipation of Serena Williams’ all-superstar first-round grudge matc…

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Serena Williams wins 19th straight over Maria Sharapova in US Open laugher

Williams wins 6-1, 6-1 over Sharapova in 59 minutesDjokovic opens title defense with straight-set victorySo much has changed since the last time Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova stared each other down from across the net, fists pumped and teeth bare…

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Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams put 15-year feud on line at US Open

The nervous energy and sense of expectation around first-round showdown will light a flame under the championshipsIf Serena Williams really did say of Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon locker room in tearful defeat 15 years ago, “I will never lose to th…

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Serena Williams to face Maria Sharapova in US Open first round

Serena opens bid for record-tying 24th major against SharapovaTop-seeded Djokovic drawn into same half as No 3 seed FedererBreakout star Cori Gauff could face Naomi Osaka in round threeSerena Williams has been paired with Maria Sharapova in an eye-catc…

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Canadian teen Andreescu wins Toronto title after tearful Serena Williams retires

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu takes Rogers Cup titleAmerican forced out of final with back injury while trailing 3-1Worry for Williams with US Open just two weeks awayBianca Andreescu delivered Canada a home champion at the Rogers Cup in Toronto but her…

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Canadian teen Andreescu wins Toronto title after tearful Serena Williams retires

19-year-old Bianca Andreescu takes Rogers Cup titleWorry for Williams with US Open just two weeks awayAmerican forced out of final with back injury while trailing 3-1Bianca Andreescu delivered Canada a home champion at the Rogers Cup in Toronto but her…

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Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu to face Serena Williams in Toronto final

Andreescu becomes first home country finalist in 50 yearsSerena Williams sees off Czech qualifier Marie BouzkovaBianca Andreescu beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-6(5) at the Rogers Cup on Saturday to become the first Canadian woman to reach the champion…

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Serena Williams bests Naomi Osaka in Rogers Cup rematch of US Open final

Williams reaches Rogers Cup semi-finals with win over OsakaAndreescu is first Canadian semi-finalist at event since 1979Serena Williams advanced to the Rogers Cup semi-finals Friday night, beating soon-to-be-top-ranked Naomi Osaka of Japan 6-3, 6-4 at …