Latest Serena Williams News

Serena Williams signs programming deal with Amazon Studios

Apr. 13, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

Serena Williams has signed a deal with Amazon Studios under which she will create scripted and non-scripted programming, including a docuseries that follows her exploits on and off the court, the tennis star said Tuesday. Williams made the announcement during a...

Kudermetova wins her 1st WTA title on clay in Charleston

Apr. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Veronika Kudermetova of Russia won her first WTA title, coming up strong on the big points to beat Danka Kovinic 6-4, 6-2 at the Volvo Car Open on Sunday. The 23-year-old Kudermetova did not drop a set in six matches on the way to the...

No. 1 Barty repeats as Miami champ when Andreescu retires

Apr. 03, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Ash Barty pushed a forehand winner into the open court as her opponent, Bianca Andreescu, laid on her back in the far corner, injured yet again. With that, the Miami Open final was decided. Andreescu limped through 11 more points before...

No home court advantage: Venus loses early at Miami Open

Mar. 23, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — It has been 20 years since Venus Williams won her home tournament, and her stay at the 2021 Miami Open was brief. Williams was eliminated on the first day of play Tuesday by 89th-ranked Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan, 6-2, 7-6 (10). The...

Serena Williams latest star to withdraw from Miami Open

Mar. 21, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Serena Williams is the latest Grand Slam champion to withdraw from the Miami Open. Williams pulled out Sunday, citing recent oral surgery. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer announced earlier they would skip the tournament, which begins Tuesday....

Djokovic pulls out of Miami Open, citing virus restrictions

Mar. 19, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Top-ranked Novak Djokovic pulled out of the upcoming Miami Open on Friday, citing coronavirus restrictions as he joined Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the sideline. The tournament begins Tuesday, with only 750 fans allowed on the grounds per session. The...

Osaka back to No. 2; Medvedev No. 3; Karatsev jumps 72 spots

Feb. 22, 2021 14:15 PM EST

Naomi Osaka's Australian Open championship moved her up one spot to No. 2 in the WTA rankings Monday, while men's finalist Daniil Medvedev rose to a career-best No. 3 behind winner Novak Djokovic on the ATP list. Jennifer Brady, the 25-year-old...

Analysis: Djokovic right to focus on Federer, Nadal, Slams

Feb. 21, 2021 16:25 PM EST

It didn’t take long for Novak Djokovic to make his intentions clear: All that matters to him from here on out is catching Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings. Forget about winning other, run-of-the-mill tournaments or playing enough to retain the...

Analysis: Already a star, on court and off, Osaka eyes more

Feb. 20, 2021 17:30 PM EST

Naomi Osaka already is a star at age 23. She has the four Grand Slam titles, the record-breaking endorsement deals and the willingness to speak her mind to prove it. Now the question is: Where does she go from here? It was telling that the second...

4 for 4: Osaka wins Australian, stays perfect in Slam finals

Feb. 20, 2021 09:09 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Naomi Osaka strode through the Champion's Walk leading to the court for the Australian Open final — headphones on her ears, racket bag strapped to her back — she reached out her left hand to tap a panel marked with her name and the year of her previous...