Latest Venus Williams News

Coco Gauff, 18, reaches US Open quarterfinals for 1st time

Sep. 05, 2022 02:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff raised a fist, then wagged her right index finger, responding to, and riling up even more, a loud-louder-loudest Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd that was standing and screaming. Gauff’s U.S. Open opponent, Zhang Shuai, covered both ears with her hands to shield them from...

Serena Williams' US Open run inspiring people of all ages

Sep. 02, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she’d managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third...

Serena, Venus Williams lose in 1st round of US Open doubles

Sep. 02, 2022 03:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams traded fist bumps or palm slaps and chatted between points. They smiled while conversing in their seats at changeovers. When their first doubles match together in 4 1/2 years ended with a loss at the U.S Open on Thursday night, the...

Nadal hits nose with racket, tops Fognini | US Open updates

Sep. 02, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Rafael Nadal has come back to win at the U.S. Open after cutting himself on the bridge of his nose when his racket bounced off the court and smacked him in the face against...

Defending champ Medvedev into 3rd round | US Open updates

Sep. 01, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 12:40 a.m. Defending champion Daniil Medvedev is into the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 1 seed beat Arthur Rinderknech 6-2, 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday...

Venus Williams, Raducanu, Osaka all out in US Open 1st round

Aug. 31, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The welcome and support for Venus Williams in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday afternoon were not the same as they were for her sister, Serena, a night earlier. Nor was the result. Venus, who turned 42 in June, has not made any pronouncements about her future in...

Collins beats 4-time Slam champion Osaka | US Open updates

Aug. 31, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:35 a.m. Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka lost in the first round of a second consecutive major tournament. Danielle Collins, an American seeded 19th, beat...

US Open lookahead: Serena, Medvedev to play Wednesday night

Aug. 30, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO WEDNESDAY Serena Williams will lead off the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium again, this time against the No. 2-ranked player in women's tennis. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion faces second-seeded Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, trying to...

US Open lookahead: Nadal returns, Raducanu begins defense

Aug. 30, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO TUESDAY Rafael Nadal plays his first U.S. Open match since 2019 when he leads off the night session in Arthur Ashe Stadium against Australian Rinky Hijkata. Nadal won the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year, giving him a men's-record 22...

AP PHOTOS: Serena Williams, the athlete and cultural icon

Aug. 29, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams begins what might be her final tournament Monday at the U.S. Open. The 40-year-old announced this month that she plans to turn her focus toward having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis....