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Serena loses 1st match since saying she's prepared to retire

Aug. 10, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams wore her game face when she stepped out into the stadium for her first match since telling the world she is ready to leave professional tennis. Greeted by a standing ovation, the 23-time Grand Slam champion didn’t smile. She didn’t wave. She took...

Serena's Legacy: Plenty of wins, plenty of stands on issues

Aug. 10, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

A couple of days before Serena Williams claimed the 22nd of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 2016, she was asked what she makes of it when people refer to her as one of history's greatest female athletes. Her reply: She prefers being characterized as "one of the...

Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women

Aug. 10, 2022 04:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said it plainly: It isn’t really fair. A male athlete would never have to make the same choice. But after a trailblazing career that both transformed and transcended her sport, Williams, who turns 41 next month, has told the world she’ll soon...

Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' to retirement

Aug. 09, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports. In an essay...

Serena Williams: 23 Grand Slam singles titles and much more

Aug. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

Serena Williams acknowledged Tuesday that she will be stepping away from her professional tennis career soon. She turns 41 next month, shortly after the U.S. Open ends in New York. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles along with 14 major championships in doubles, all with...

AP PHOTOS: Serena Williams, the athlete and cultural icon

Aug. 09, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams says she is turning her focus to having another child and her business interests as she readies to step away from tennis. “I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give,” Williams wrote in an essay released Tuesday...

Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis,' turning focus to expanding family and business interests

Aug. 09, 2022 09:44 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says she is 'evolving away from tennis,' turning focus to expanding family and business interests.

Serena Williams earns first win of season in Toronto

Aug. 08, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Serena Williams hadn't won in so long, she said she couldn't even remember the feeling. She picked up her first victory since the 2021 French Open on Monday, beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 at the women’s National Bank Open. “I’m just happy...

Russian tennis players collect 3 titles at US Open tuneups

Aug. 08, 2022 03:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quite a week for Russia’s professional tennis players — four tournaments, three titles. One of them, Liudmila Samsonova, thinks it might not be merely a coincidence that this recent run of success for her, Daria Kasatkina and Daniil Medvedev comes...

Seventh-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia wins in San Jose

Aug. 07, 2022 23:44 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Daria Kasatkina fell to the ground in triumph and laid on her back for several moments after attacking a short ball off her serve and putting it away with a forehand winner on match point. A dramatic comeback victory sealed Sunday at the Mubadala Silicon...