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Will Smith in a scene from King Richard.

King Richard trailer: Will Smith vies for an Oscar in Williams sisters drama

UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 09:12 AM IST
  • Will Smith announces his candidacy at this year's Oscars with King Richard, a drama about the rise of tennis champions Venus and Serena Williams. Watch the first trailer here.
Serena Williams couldn't hold back her tears. (Getty Images)
Serena Williams couldn't hold back her tears. (Getty Images)

Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams hopes ended by injury, Federer survives scare

Reuters | , London
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2021 08:08 AM IST
  • Seven-time champion Serena Williams' hopes of claiming a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon ended in tears as the American quit with an injury early in her first-round match against unseeded Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Serena Williams file photo. (REUTERS)
Serena Williams file photo. (REUTERS)

Tokyo Olympics: Serena Williams confirms she will not take part in the Games

UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam champion, says she will not be participating at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.(Instagram/@serenawilliams and @olympiaohanian')
Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.(Instagram/@serenawilliams and @olympiaohanian')

Serena Williams' daughter sports mini version of her iconic one-legged catsuit

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 06:57 PM IST
Serena Williams also reacted to the images of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr wearing a mini version of her iconic one-legged catsuit.
Serena Williams of the U.S. looks dejected after losing her fourth-round match against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the U.S. looks dejected after losing her fourth-round match against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina(REUTERS)

Serena Williams knocked out in French Open fourth round by Rybakina

Reuters | , Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Williams recovered from an early service break in the opening set but Rybakina responded superbly to break again and pocket the opener in a confident fashion.
Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S.(REUTERS)

'It's me': Williams urges herself to erase deficit at French Open

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 11:11 PM IST
  • French Open 2021: Serena Williams employed verbal motivation to help her recover from a 4-1 deficit in the second set of a 6-4, 6-4 victory over fellow American Danielle Collins
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins.(REUTERS)
Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 4, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. celebrates after winning her third round match against Danielle Rose Collins.(REUTERS)

Serena powers past Collins to reach last 16 in French Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 09:48 PM IST
The 39-year-old seventh seed produced a calm and composed display against a dangerous opponent and is now the highest-ranked player left in the bottom half.
Serena Williams is back at Round 3 of the French Open. (Roland Garros/Twitter)
Serena Williams is back at Round 3 of the French Open. (Roland Garros/Twitter)

French Open 2021: Serena's serve leads to win in Paris

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 08:42 AM IST
  • Williams got back to the third round at Roland Garros, where she has won three of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles, by pulling away to beat 174th-ranked Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 5-7, 6-1.
Serena Williams(AP)
Serena Williams(AP)

Serena Williams pushed to 3rd set at French Open

AP | , Paris
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 11:39 PM IST
After Williams won the opening set 6-3, Buzarnescu took the second 7-5.
Serena Williams of the US in action during her first-round match against Romania's Irina-Camelia(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the US in action during her first-round match against Romania's Irina-Camelia(REUTERS)

Serena survives scare in French Open's first night match

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:34 AM IST
The flat atmosphere hardly helped the 39-year-old Williams who squandered a 5-2 lead in the first set against a tricky opponent who battled back to move into a tiebreaker.
Serena Williams: File photo(Getty Images)
Serena Williams: File photo(Getty Images)

Serena says dealing with media scrutiny made her stronger

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Williams made her comments in a post-match news conference following her first-round victory Monday at the French Open.
Serena Williams: File Image(Getty Images) Exclusive
Serena Williams: File Image(Getty Images)

Serena’s preparation for Paris far from serene

By Rutvick Mehta, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 03:10 PM IST
Since returning from maternity break in 2017, Williams has had to suffer heartbreak after another in her four-year long chase for the Slam title that will put her on par with Margaret Court's all-time record.
Serena Williams in action in Parma.(AP)
Serena Williams in action in Parma.(AP)

Serena Williams loses in straight sets to Siniakova in Parma

AP |
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 09:35 PM IST
  • Serena Williams’ disappointing return to tennis continued when she lost in straight sets to 68th-ranked Katerina Siniakova in the second round of the Emilia-Romagna Open.
Switzerland's tennis player Roger Federer.(AP)
Switzerland's tennis player Roger Federer.(AP)

Federer gets Serena's vote in GOAT debate

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 01:39 PM IST
The 39-year-old Federer is this week playing only his second tournament since returning to the Tour in March after spending more than a year on the sidelines due to two knee operations.
Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her second-round match against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the U.S. in action during her second-round match against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska(REUTERS)

Serena suffers shock loss in 1,000th match

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 10:32 PM IST
Playing her first competitive match in nearly three months, the 23-times Grand Slam champion twice came back from a breakdown but struggled on her first serve as Podoroska took the opening set in the tiebreak.
FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the U.S(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the U.S(REUTERS)

Serena ready to return for clay swing after intense training

Reuters |
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 04:59 PM IST
The 39-year-old said she felt "pretty fresh" ahead of the claycourt swing as she prepares for the French Open, which starts at the end of May.
Serena Williams is the latest star to withdraw from Miami Open. (Getty Images)
Serena Williams is the latest star to withdraw from Miami Open. (Getty Images)

Serena Williams pulls out of Miami Open following oral surgery

Reuters | , Miami, Florida
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 11:04 AM IST
  • Serena Williams joins several other big names in missing the event.
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka: File photo(REUTERS)
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka: File photo(REUTERS)

After Melbourne loss, Sabalenka vows to be ready for Serena

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Sabalenka did not drop a set in her first three rounds before going down in three against the 39-year-old American in the fourth last month.
United States' Serena Williams leaves a press conference following her semifinal loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.(AP)
United States' Serena Williams leaves a press conference following her semifinal loss to Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021.(AP)

Tearful Serena cuts short news conference after defeat to Osaka

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Asked if it was just a bad day at the office, Williams said: "I don't know. I'm done," before leaving the room in tears.
Naomi Osaka.(Getty)
Naomi Osaka.(Getty)

Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams to reach Australian Open final

Reuters | , Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:30 AM IST
  • Australian Open: Osaka won the game in straight sets beating the 23-time Grand Slam winner 6-3, 6-4.
Japan's Naomi Osaka in action (REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka in action (REUTERS)

Osaka the next hurdle in Serena's quest for 24th Slam

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The American, who later wrote an apology letter to Osaka, is bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and said she was looking forward to facing the Japanese third seed again.
The video starts with a shot of a tennis court where Olympia and Mouratoglou can be seen playing tennis.(Instagram/@serenawilliams)
The video starts with a shot of a tennis court where Olympia and Mouratoglou can be seen playing tennis.(Instagram/@serenawilliams)

Serena Williams shares adorable clip of daughter’s tennis lesson with her coach

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The adorable clip featuring Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. may make you cheer for the little one too.
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Halep looking to be a little less negative after Melbourne exit

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:05 PM IST
The Romanian world number two went out in straight sets at the hands of 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday after her serve let her down at a couple of pivotal moments.
Serena Williams during her quarterfinal match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)
Serena Williams during her quarterfinal match against Romania's Simona Halep(REUTERS)

Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Simona Halep, progresses to semis

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 03:33 PM IST
Williams claimed the last five games and beat No. 2 seed Simona Halep 6-3, 6-3 in the quarterfinals despite 33 unforced errors. She set up a showdown with Naomi Osaka for a spot in the final.
 Serena Williams of the US at the Australian Open 2021(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the US at the Australian Open 2021(REUTERS)

Serena leads charge of American women, faces old foe Halep

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 09:51 PM IST
Williams, 39, is among three Americans who have made it to the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park this year and Wednesday's clash between Jennifer Brady and Jessica Pegula has ensured that at least one from the country will be in the last four.
Serena Williams of the U.S. leaves the court after winning her fourth-round match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka.(REUTERS)
Serena Williams of the U.S. leaves the court after winning her fourth-round match against Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka.(REUTERS)

Serena Williams in Australian Open quarterfinals

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:41 AM IST
The 6-4, 2-6, 6-4 victory put Williams one step closer to her record-tying 24th Grand Slam title overall and eighth championship at Melbourne Park.
Serena Williams in action. (Australian Open/Twitter)
Serena Williams in action. (Australian Open/Twitter)

Australian Open: Serena Williams storms into third round

AP | , Melbourne
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:44 AM IST
  • Serena Williams moved on by grabbing the last seven games to beat 99th-ranked Nina Stojanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-0 in a little more than an hour.
United States' Serena Williams waves after defeating Germany's Laura Siegemund during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)
United States' Serena Williams waves after defeating Germany's Laura Siegemund during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)(AP)

Serena Williams wins opening match in Australian Open

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 09:41 AM IST
After briefly falling behind, Williams swept 10 consecutive games and beat Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 on the first day of the tournament Monday.
Photo of Serena Williams (AP)
Photo of Serena Williams (AP)

Serena Williams withdraws from semifinals in Australian Open tuneup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 02:32 PM IST
The 39-year-old American was playing her first tournament since withdrawing from the French Open before her second-round match because of an Achilles tendon injury last October.
Tennis - Yarra Valley Classic - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)
Tennis - Yarra Valley Classic - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 5, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her quarter final match against Danielle Rose Collins of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott(REUTERS)

Serena Williams into semis against Barty in Aussie tuneup

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:13 AM IST
The 23-time Grand Slam champion got to try something new Friday, too, needing a match tiebreaker to beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-2, 4-6, 10-6 and set up a semifinal against top-ranked Ash Barty in the Yarra River Classic.
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