Tennis

18-Year-Old Taylor Townsend Advances to Third Round of French Open

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On Wednesday, 18-year-old Taylor Townsend beat the number 20 seed, Alize Cornet, during the French Open, advancing to Roland Garros’ third round. By the way, this is Townsend’s first Grand Slam tournament. And she’s ranked number 205. And she outlasted Venus and Serena Williams, who own...

Serena Williams Captures U.S. Open Crown

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Congratulations to Serena Williams for capturing her fifth U.S. Open Crown and her 17th Grand Slam singles title! Williams beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 becoming the oldest Open Era women’s winner in US Open history.

Serena Williams Shows No Mercy In First Round Of U.S. Open

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  Defending U.S. Open champion, Serena Williams, won her opening match of the 2013 Open, 6-0, 6-1, over 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone. Williams took the first set by 24 of 30 points and started out the second set by winning a 26-point game. In the third game...

“Venus and Serena” Come to Theaters

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Venus and Serena Williams are the epitome of black cool. The glamorous tennis stars have mastered the sport while insulating the bulk of their private lives from public scrutiny. We’ve been privy to what the sisters are willing to share, which is essentially televised matches,...

History Made: Sloane Stephens Upsets Serena Williams in Australian Open Quaterfinals

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Could we be witnessing the passing of the American tennis throne? Well, while that hyperbolic question may be a little premature, there was no doubt that tennis fans in Melbourne, Australia were introduced to a new budding American star by the name of Sloane Stephens....