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Novak Djokovic Wins Third Straight Australian Open Title in Dominating Display Over Daniil Medvedev
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Novak Djokovic Wins Third Straight Australian Open Title in Dominating Display Over Daniil Medvedev

Tennis star, Novak Djokovic, beat fourth-ranked Daniil Medvedev on Sunday, February 21, to win his 18th career Grand Slam title. Djokovic ranked No. 1 in the world, defeated Medvedev of Russia, 7-6, 6-2, 6-2, in the Australian Open men’s singles final . The first test came early for Medvedev, after Djokovic broke him in his first service game and cruised to a 3-0 lead. But a game later, Medvedev outclassed Djokovic on a 28-shot rally that had both players moving from sideline to sideline to get his first chance to break Djokovic’s serve. Minutes later it was 3-3. Medvedev Serving at 5-6 and down a point, he sent a forehand wide with Djokovic pushing to the net, and caught a bad break ticked the top of the net cord and gave Djokovic a sitter for an easy passing shot. ...
Another Tennis Star Withdraws From US Open
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Another Tennis Star Withdraws From US Open

Table tennis fans have been hoping for a restart in tennis after it was suspended. Simona Halep is one of the player, tennis fans were excited to see return to play. Simona Halep has been entertaining when it comes to tennis over the last five months. The tennis player have everything that makes the sport fun to watch, her speed and dynamics makes her stand out in entertaining tennis. He’s known for his aggressive strikes when the ball hits her racket, with her perfect clean strikes in addition to her back hand is among tennis greatest shots. Her consistency and rhythm in her rallies is top notch. In the final against Mertens, Halep exhibited rounds of entertaining tennis.“I’m very pleased about the way I was adjusting to her game,” Halep said after her win over Mertens. “A...
Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova record after displacing Serena Williams to Become Highest-paid Female Athlete in History
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Naomi Osaka Breaks Maria Sharapova record after displacing Serena Williams to Become Highest-paid Female Athlete in History

Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka has become the world's highest-paid female athlete, displacing US rival Serena Williams at the top of the list. The 22-year-old also broke Maria Sharapova's previous record for a female athlete which was set in 2015 when she totaled $29.7 million. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months, setting a new record. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams. Williams, a 23-time grand slam champion, has been the highest-paid female athlete for the last four years -- earning between $18 million to $29 million. Osaka ranks at No. 29 in the Forbes top-100 highest-paid athletes in 2020, ahead of Serena Williams who sits 33rd. It’s ...
Serena Williams reveals Cheeky Way her Husband Alexis wooed her at a Restaurant
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Serena Williams reveals Cheeky Way her Husband Alexis wooed her at a Restaurant

Multiple Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, has opened up about the first time she met husband Alexis Ohanian, and how they got talking at a restaurant. The tennis legend in a recent Instagram post, spoke about the early days of their relationship. In the post, Serena Williams revealed details about the first time they met, either five or six years ago. The American tennis star had spent most of her years winning Grand Slam titles without having a man to accompany her success. But according to her post on Instagram, she briefly narrated how the journey began five or six years ago in Roma, Italy. The Olympic gold medalist was chilling out in a restaurant in Italy when the chief executive officer of Reddit made advances at her and the rest is now history. ‘This trip start...
Caroline Wozniacki announces shock retirement from tennis
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Caroline Wozniacki announces shock retirement from tennis

Former world No 1 Caroline Wozniacki has announced she will retire from tennis after next month's Australian Open. The 29-year-old will call time on her career at the site of her greatest triumph, in Melbourne where she won her only Grand Slam in 2018, in order to start a family with husband and former NBA player David Lee. Wozniacki, who was formerly engaged to golfer Rory McIlroy in 2014 before splitting, posted on Instagram: 'I’ve always told myself, when the time comes, that there are things away from tennis that I want to do more, then it’s time to be done.' She wrote 'I’ve played professionally since I was 15 years old. In that time I’ve experienced an amazing first chapter of my life. With 30 WTA singles titles, a world #1 ranking for 71 weeks, a WTA Finals victory, 3 ...
Tennis star Novak Djokovic plants a sweet kiss on wife Jelena during romantic stroll on the beach in Marbella
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Tennis star Novak Djokovic plants a sweet kiss on wife Jelena during romantic stroll on the beach in Marbella

Serbian professional tennis star, Novak Djokovic, who won his fifth Wimbledon title last month was spotted out with his wife, Jelena in Marbella.     The world number one, 32, and his philanthropist wife,33, were on Thursday pictured enjoying a romantic stroll on the beach in Marbella.     At one point, the pair later packed on the PDA as Novak planted a sweet kiss on Jelena's head as they held on to each other.     Novak and Jelena, who both met when they were in high school started dating 13 years ago. They became engaged in September 2013, before getting married on Sveti Stefan beach in Montenegro in 2014. The couple share two children, Stefan, five and Tara, two together.   See more photos below. &nbs...
Serena Williams Hits The French Open In Style Following Catsuit Ban
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Serena Williams Hits The French Open In Style Following Catsuit Ban

She may have been banned from wearing at catsuit at last year’s French Open, but the controversy hasn’t stopped Serena Williams making a fashion statement on the court. The tennis star, 37, turned heads in an unusual superhero-inspired outfit, designed by Virgil Abloh and Nike. The black and white ensemble even comes with a cape featuring the words ‘Mother, Champion, Queen, Goddess’ in French, although she did not wear this while playing.      
New Injury Forces Serena Williams To Withdraw From 2019 Italian Open
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New Injury Forces Serena Williams To Withdraw From 2019 Italian Open

Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open after suffering a knee injury. The American, 37, was set to play sister Venus Williams in the second round but said she would be "concentrating on rehab" instead. "I look forward to seeing you all at the French Open and next year in Rome," she said. Williams has also struggled with injury pulling out of the Miami Open at the third-round stage in March, after a viral illness prevented her from competing in Indian Wells. The French Open tournament kicks off on 26 May and Williams is chasing her fourth title, while Wozniacki, a former Australian Open champion, has never gone beyond the quarter-final stage.
11 Nigerian Athletes Get IOC Scholarship
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11 Nigerian Athletes Get IOC Scholarship

Eleven Nigerian athletes have been selected for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) scholarship scheme ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The list of athletes to enjoy the IOC grant is headlined by fast-rising 100m hurdler and reigning Commonwealth Games gold medalist, Oluwatobiloba Ayomide Amusan and Portugal-based table tennis star, Aruna Quadri. The deal brokered by the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) also includes; Commonwealth Games wrestling champion in the 53kg category, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Blessing Oborodudu (Wrestling) and Nathaniel Glory Onome (Athletics), Nathaniel Samson (Athletics). Others include; Adeniyi Aminat (Wrestling), Adesanmi Oluwatoyin (Weightlifting), Italy-based table tennis talent, Omotayo Olajide and taekwondo duo of Adamu Abubakar and O...
Rafael Nadal Is Engaged To Mery Perelló
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Rafael Nadal Is Engaged To Mery Perelló

Rafael Nadal is engaged to to long-term girlfriend Mery Perello after dating for 14-years. The pair are set to get married soon. The news comes after his loss to rival Novak Djokovic in the 2019 Australian Open after his recovery from an injury plagued 2018. Nadal who is a 17-time Grandslam winner is however set to marry his young sweetheart after the tennis star reportedly proposed. According to Hello!, the couple are planning on tying the knot this autumn in Mallorca and have secretly been engaged for eight months. Hello’s sister publication HOLA! revealed that Spanish player Rafa, 32, proposed to Mery, 30, an insurance worker and business graduate back in May during a romantic trip to Rome. It was added that the couple decided to keep the happy news private for the first ei...
Williams Refuses to Blame Injury for Ouster
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Williams Refuses to Blame Injury for Ouster

Serena Williams lifts her ankle off the court but refused to blame her defeat on injury AUSTRALIA OPEN Former number one female tennis star, Serena Williams, has refused to blame a jarred ankle after suffering a remarkable Australia Open collapse in the quarter-finals against Karolina Pliskova. From a set and a break down, the title favourite turned things around to lead 5-1 in the deciding set and had four match points but lost six games in a row to fall to a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 defeat. Williams had her first match point at 5-1 but, after being called for a foot fault on what appeared to be an ace, she jarred her left ankle and did not win another point on serve during the match. The other three chances came with Pliskova serving at 4-5 but the Czech was rewarded for bravery on...
See the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash that is causing a stir online
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See the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash that is causing a stir online

Tennis star, Serena Williams is causing a stir online for wearing this figure-hugging bodysuit which she paired with fishnet tights for her Australian Open clash against Canada's Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday.     The 37-year-old won 6-2, 6-2 but all eyes were on Serena because of the controversial Nike green bodysuit she wore which showcased her eye-popping figure.     Her controversial outfit comes just five months after French Open banned her from wearing her black catsuit at this year's tournament.     Meanwhile, here is how some Twitter users are reacting to the figure-hugging bodysuit Serena Williams wore at the Australian Open clash on Thursday.
Tennis Star, Andy Murray Confirms Retirement Plans In Tears
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Tennis Star, Andy Murray Confirms Retirement Plans In Tears

Tennis Legend Andy Murray has announced he is set to retire this year. The former world No 1 hopes to have one final farewell at Wimbledon, where he is a two-time champion but had to withdraw last year. The three-time Grand Slam winner had surgery on his hip a year ago but admitted he is still far away from full fitness with the pain greatly affecting his day-to-day life. Speaking at a press conference, the 31-year-old broke down in tears and struggled to speak as his voice cracked as he addressed a room of journalists at Melbourne Park. "I’m not feeling good. I’ve been struggling for a long time. Been in a lot of pain for 20 months now. “Pretty much done everything I could to make my hip feel better. “Wimbledon is where I would like to stopplaying but I’m not certain...
Serena Williams Named GQ Woman Of The Year 2018
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Serena Williams Named GQ Woman Of The Year 2018

Serena Williams has been named GQ's Woman of the Year 2018, and is one of four honorees to be featured on the cover of GQ’s 23rd-annual Men of the Year issue. Williams shares the honor with Director of the Year, Jonah Hill, as well as actors Henry Golding (Star of the Year) and Michael B. Jordan (Leader of the Year). Speaking on the honour, GQ said: "No matter how you cut it, Serena Williams had a remarkable year. Jeanne-Marie Laskas visits the G.O.A.T. at her Florida home to hear about the U.S. Open moment heard around the world, along with Serena's plans for the future, her thoughts on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court appointment, and what it's like to be a black woman in America in 2018. All that, plus GQ worked up a special surprise cover collaboration with Virgil Abloh—the Off-Wh...
Lagos Open Has Opened My Eyes To The Future — US-based Osabuohien
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Lagos Open Has Opened My Eyes To The Future — US-based Osabuohien

Playing at the Lagos Open Tennis 2018 is a homecoming of sorts for Adesuwa Osabuohien. In this interview with ’TANA AIYEJINA, the 24-year-old talks about her career, education and more Can you tell us about yourself? I was born in Chicago; my dad is Edo and mum is from the United States. Is this your first time in Nigeria? No. I’ve been here before with my family about five years ago but this is my first visit to play tennis and I’m enjoying every bit of it. So, how do you feel playing in your dad’s country? It’s exciting and I’m delighted that I got a Wild Card. I’m just grateful to have the opportunity to play in both tournaments (Futures 4 and 5). What’s your assessment of the Lagos Open? It’s very competitive and that’s what I expected before making the trip her...
Australian Cartoonist, Mark Knight Accused Of Racism For Drawing This Cartoon Of Serena Williams
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Australian Cartoonist, Mark Knight Accused Of Racism For Drawing This Cartoon Of Serena Williams

An Australian cartoonist has defended his depiction of Serena Williams at the US Open, after the image went viral and was criticised as racist and sexist, according to the BBC. Mark Knight's newspaper cartoon showed Williams jumping above a broken racquet next to a baby's dummy. Critics said it used racist stereotypes. The cartoonist denied it was racist, saying he had intended to depict only the tennis player's "poor behaviour". Some also said Knight had "whitewashed" Japanese player Naomi Osaka. Williams sparked controversy during her loss to Osaka, whose father is Haitian and mother Japanese, when she accused the umpire of sexism and being a "thief". Knight's drawing was published in Australia's most-read newspaper, the Herald Sun on Monday, and referenced Williams's ...
Trevor Noah Discusses Serena Williams’ Outburst At The U.S. Open And The Double Standards In Sports (Video)
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Trevor Noah Discusses Serena Williams’ Outburst At The U.S. Open And The Double Standards In Sports (Video)

Talk show host, Trevor Noah has addressed Serena Williams' outburst at the U.S. Open and also the double standards in sports. The host of The Daily Show said he was at the came and watched things unfold. He mentioned that the winner 20-year-old Naomi Osaka played her very best. Addressing Serena's outburst, Trevor said Serena had every right to be angry because she was being punished for what her coach did. He said her coach was coaching her but Serena was on the other side of the court and couldn't see him. So, when the umpire punished her for what her coach did, she was naturally upset. Trevor went on to point out that getting angry on the court is a normal thing that all players do, especially male players, but Serena was penalized and is being called out for it and it all boi...
Serena Williams Reveals What She Did With Her First Million-dollar Check
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Serena Williams Reveals What She Did With Her First Million-dollar Check

Serena Williams may be one of the world’s highest-paid female athletes, but she says she’s never been motivated by the money. “I’ve actually never played for money — I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy,” Williams said on “Kneading Dough,” the personal-finance video series produced by LeBron James’ media company, Uninterrupted.”Not once did I think about a check,” The 36-year-old, whose career prize money tops $86 million said when she received her first million-dollar check she kept it safely in the bank. “I never touched [the money] — just put it in the bank,” she said. “And I remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check, and then they were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this,’ and so I ended up going inside … ‘Just put it in my account!'...
Serena Williams Reveals What She Did With Her First Million-Dollar Cheque
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Serena Williams Reveals What She Did With Her First Million-Dollar Cheque

Powerful tennis star, Serena Williams has revealed what happened after she received her first million-dollar check. Serena who is one of the world’s highest-paid female athletes said she has never been motivated by the money. “I’ve actually never played for money — I just thought you would go out there and hold a trophy,” Williams said on “Kneading Dough,” the personal-finance video series produced by LeBron James’ media company, Uninterrupted.”Not once did I think about a check,” The 36-year-old, whose career prize money tops $86 million said when she received her first million-dollar check she kept it safely in the bank. “I never touched [the money] — just put it in the bank,” she said. “And I remember I went through the drive-thru to deposit my check, and then they were lik...
Serena Williams Banned From Wearing Catsuit At French Open
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Serena Williams Banned From Wearing Catsuit At French Open

Tennis champ, Serena Williams has been banned from wearing her "Blank Panther" inspired catsuit at the French Open in future. The 23-time Grand Slam champion turned heads when she made her return to Grand Slam tennis this year wearing the eye-catching outfit at Roland Garros, following the birth of her first child in 2017. At that time she said she felt like a "superhero" after wearing the catsuit during her 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova in May. But in a new interview, the president of the French Tennis Association's president Bernard Giudicelli told Tennis Magazine that the tournament will now have a dress code because he believes "sometimes we've gone too far." He singled out Williams' bodysuit, explaining that it "will no longer be accepted," according to the Ass...
Serena Williams Shares Her Battle With Postpartum Emotions
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Serena Williams Shares Her Battle With Postpartum Emotions

Serena Williams says she’s been struggling with postpartum emotions and wants other new moms to know they are “totally normal.” The 23-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from this week’s Rogers Cup in Montreal, citing personal reasons after suffering the greatest defeat of her career, a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Johanna Konta in San Jose, California, last Tuesday. Williams said in an Instagram post Monday. “Last week was not easy for me. Not only was I accepting some tough personal stuff, but I just was in a funk. Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,” “I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through … “Mostly, I felt like I was not a good mom,”I read several articles that said postpartu...
Serena Willaims suffers worst defeat of her career after losing 6-1 6-0 to Johanna Konta in Silicon Valley Classic
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Serena Willaims suffers worst defeat of her career after losing 6-1 6-0 to Johanna Konta in Silicon Valley Classic

Serena Willaims is still yet to hit top form since welcoming her first child in September 2017. The Twenty-three time major champion suffered the worst loss of her  career on Tuesday, falling 6-1 6-0 to Britain's Johanna Konta in the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic at the San Jose State University. The 36-year-old committed 25 unforced errors to Konta's nine and managed to put just 41 percent of her first serves into play in front of 3,000 crowds. Konta, 27, who made sure she controled the tempo of the match, fired six aces and smacking 17 winners to Williams' nine to win the clash. During her post-match interview, Konta said of Serena, 'She obviously wasn't playing at her best level, nowhere near it, and I really just tried to play the match on my terms,' said Ko...
Serena Williams Reaches Wimbledon Final For The Tenth Time
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Serena Williams Reaches Wimbledon Final For The Tenth Time

Tennis champ, Serena Williams has qualified for her tenth Wimbledon singles final and her very first since becoming a mother. The 36-year-old mother of one reached the Grand Slam final after beating Germany's Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 at the All England Club on Thursday with only 70 minutes. Speaking after the game, Serena said: 'It's crazy, I l didn't expect to do this well in my fourth tournament back. I can play so free and that's kind of what I'm doing.' 'This wasn't inevitable for me, I had a tough delivery (birth) and had multiple surgeries, I couldn't walk to my mailbox so it's not normal to be in a Wimbledon final.' Of her next opponent, she said: 'She is clearly a very good grass court player, whatever happens it's an incredible effort from me and good motivation to keep ...
Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon
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Andy Murray Pulls Out Of Wimbledon

Former world number 1 Andy Murray has pulled out from Wimbledon which is set to takeoff on Monday. 31-year-old Murray who has won the grand slam twice shared the news on his Facebook. He will be withdrawing from the tournament, he said, as him and his team feel it’s too soon to play best-of-5 set matches. Hey everyone… It is with a heavy heart that I’m announcing that I’ll be withdrawing from Wimbledon this year. I’ve made significant progress in practice and matches over the last ten days, but after lengthy discussions with my team, we’ve decided that playing best of five set matches might be a bit too soon in the recovery process. We did everything we could to try to be ready in time. I will start practising on the hard courts from tomorrow and continuing with my rehab ...
Here Is What Roger Federer Really Thinks About Serena Williams
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Here Is What Roger Federer Really Thinks About Serena Williams

Roger Federer may be one of the greatest Tennis players ever, but he has placed fellow ace, Serena Williams on a pedestal. In an interview in the Wall Street Journal, Roger Federer takes a moment to discuss Williams’ career and return to the game after becoming a mother. “She had a totally different upbringing — I came up through Switzerland with the federation, she did it with her dad and her sister,” Federer says. “It’s an amazing story unto itself — and then she became one of the greatest, if not the greatest tennis player of all time.” Asked to clarify whether he meant greatest woman or greatest overall, Federer didn’t hesitate: “Overall.” The numbers back up his claims. Federer himself is the winningest major champion in men’s tennis, with 20 Grand Slam singles titles. But...
Serena Williams Details How She Almost Died After Childbirth
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Serena Williams Details How She Almost Died After Childbirth

Tennis champ Serena Williams in a new interview with CNN, detailed her near-death experience after giving birth to her daughter Olympia. In her words; “First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism,” she writes. “I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen.” “And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs,” she continues. “When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed.” She continued saying her access to great medical care made the difference. “I am so grateful I had access to such an incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with...
Tennis Star Sloane Stephens Poses Semi Nude For Sports Illustrated
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Tennis Star Sloane Stephens Poses Semi Nude For Sports Illustrated

American tennis star, Sloane Stephens is officially a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit athlete. The 24-year-old who has won five singles titles, including her first Major at the 2017 US Open, went almost naked for the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She also posed seductively in series of sexy black lingerie and bikinis for SI. Speaking on posing for SI Swimsuit, the tennis star said: "I’ve always loved the beauty of the SI Swimsuit issue and thought it would be incredible to one day be a part of it. I honestly never thought I’d have the opportunity. When the opportunity was presented, I immediately said yes because I felt really honored to be a part of it."
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Venus Williams Sent Packing At Australian Open

World number five Venus Williams crashed out on day one of the Australian Open Monday. Williams, who lost in the final to sister Serena last year, was stunned by Swiss star Belinda Bencic, fresh from winning the Hopman Cup with Roger Federer. The seven-time Grand Slam winner, in her 77th major, struggled against a player who had never before beaten her to go down 6-3, 7-5 and deprive the tournament of one of its biggest names. It is the first time since 1997 that there will be neither of the Williams sisters in the second round, with Serena not playing after giving birth to her first child. “I would like to have played someone easier,” said Bencic. “When I was a little girl watching on TV I would never imagine I would play them (the Williams).”
Venus Williams Will Not Be Charged For Fatal Car Crash
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Venus Williams Will Not Be Charged For Fatal Car Crash

Tennis star Venus Williams will not be facing criminal charges for the crash involving her car that led to the death of a man, Sun Sentinel reports. Williams had been involved in a crash in June after another car crashed into hers at a 6-lane intersection. The police had initially found Williams at fault, but found in July through surveillance footage that her claim, that she entered the intersection on a green light but got stopped midpoint after another car turned left in front of her, true. The occupants of the other car were a couple, and the accident led to the death of the 78-year old husband Jerome Barson, who was sitting in the passenger side as his wife, Linda, drove. In the new ruling, both Williams and the driver of the other car will not be charged. “Based upon t...
Serena Williams Gets Emotional About Breastfeeding Her Daughter
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Serena Williams Gets Emotional About Breastfeeding Her Daughter

Serena Williams has revealed she gets emotional and dreads the day she would have to stop breastfeeding her daughter, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis champion who welcomed her first child just three months ago took to Twitter today to reach out to other mothers and inquire about their own experiences with nursing. Sharing the photo above, she tweeted 'Fellow moms: How long did you breastfeed?' 'Is it weird that I get emotional when I even just think about when it's time to stop?'
Nadal Wins Doping Allegation Case, Gets €12,000 For Damages
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Nadal Wins Doping Allegation Case, Gets €12,000 For Damages

Tennis star, Rafael Nadal won a case to ‘defend his integrity’ after a Paris court ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay him 12,000 euros for defamation. Bachelot, in a TV interview last year, suggested Nadal had taken performance enhancing drugs in 2012, for which the Spaniard sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. The judge also issued Bachelot with a suspended fine of 500 euros, ruling that she was guilty of defamation. In a statement Nadal said: “I intended not only to defend my integrity and my image as an athlete but also the values I have defended all my career. “I also wish to avoid any public figure from making insulting or false allegations against an athlete using the media, without any evidence or foundation and to go u...
Serena Williams And Fiancé Alexis Ohanian Spotted In New Orleans As They Begin Plans For Their Wedding
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Serena Williams And Fiancé Alexis Ohanian Spotted In New Orleans As They Begin Plans For Their Wedding

New parents, Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian who became engaged in December 2016 have started planning their glamorous wedding. According to DailyMailTV, Serena Williams is secretly making plans to wed the millionaire entrepreneur father of her baby daughter in a romantic ceremony in New Orleans before the end of this year. On Monday morning, the Tennis champ and Reddit co-founder fiancé Alexis Ohanian took a private jet day trip from her Florida home to meet their wedding planner in the Big Easy and visited multiple prospective venues around the cultural city. They were also spotted inside Meril, an upmarket restaurant, in the city's warehouse district, owned by celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. The couple who were out without their six-week-old daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian...
New Mum Serena Williams Announces Return To Tennis
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New Mum Serena Williams Announces Return To Tennis

Tennis legend Serena Williams, 36, welcomed her first child Alexis Olympia last month and she's planning to return to tennis soon. On Tuesday, the tournament director for the Australian Open announced that Serena plans to defend her title in January 2018. She won the 2017 Australian Open right after finding out she was pregnant. The tournament kicks off Jan. 15 - 18.
Serena Williams’ Fiance Is Enjoying Fatherhood And Here’s Proof
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Serena Williams’ Fiance Is Enjoying Fatherhood And Here’s Proof

Alexis Ohanian is really enjoying fatherhood. entrepreneur shared a photo of his daughter with Serena Williams, who is named after him, accompanied by sweet words. He wrote: Dad life is the greatest. Entrepreneurship is all-consuming, it’s sleepless, we call our startups our “babies,” we are ridiculously proud of them, and we pour all of ourselves into them — but she is already all that and more, she is my legacy.
Inside Serena Williams’ First Week As A Mom
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Inside Serena Williams’ First Week As A Mom

Serena Williams is doing "beyond perfect" as she completes her first week as a mom, E! News has learned. It was announced last Friday that the tennis champion gave birth to her and fiancé Alexis Ohanian's first child, a baby girl. "Serena is doing beyond perfect. She feels great and is just glowing about being a mother for the first time," a source told E! News exclusively. "Her baby girl is healthy and beautiful." "Her fiancé is the nicest man alive," the source added about Alexis. "He really is so in love with Serena and is really supportive not only as a new dad but also as a partner. He is a busy man but puts Serena first in everything he does." More than a week before Serena gave birth, Alexis posted on social media a video of him getting her some groceries to fulfill her ...
Serena Williams’ Orders Stepmom Out Of Florida Mansion Following Bitter Divorce With Her Dad
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Serena Williams’ Orders Stepmom Out Of Florida Mansion Following Bitter Divorce With Her Dad

Serena Williams step mother has fallen out with the Williams family, so much so that she alleges Serena is evicting her from the Florida home she's living in. Richard Williams, the 75-year-old father to famed tennis players, Serena and Venus Williams, filed for divorce from Lakeisha Juanita Williams, 35, in June after seven years of marriage. Now Lakeisha says Serena's legal team has ordered her out of the Palm Beach house Serena owns with her father- immediately. TMZ reports that in court documents, Lakeisha claims Serena's people are 'requesting she and the child vacate the home and threatened to change the locks.' The child is Serena's half brother, 5-year-old Dylan Williams. Lakeisha is also asking the court to force the sale of another property they owned together because...
Pregnant Serena Williams Writes Powerful Note On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day
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Pregnant Serena Williams Writes Powerful Note On Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has called for equal pay for black women in an essay for Fortune. The soon-to-mom wrote the note in July 31, which is the day set aside to celebrate Black Women’s Pay Day. She says the extra number of months it takes a black woman to make what a man makes in a year is an average of eight months. She wrote the essay “to bring attention to the fact that black women earn 17% less than their white female counterparts. Black women are 37 cents behind men in the pay gap—in other words, for every dollar a man makes, black women make 63 cents.” She notes that the unequal pay isn’t just a reality for low-paying jobs, as black women earn less even in technology, finance, entertainment, law, and medicine. “Even black women who have earned gra...
I Never Played Tennis For Money – Expectant Mom, Serena Williams
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I Never Played Tennis For Money – Expectant Mom, Serena Williams

Serena Williams, 35, recently told Uninterrupted exactly how she handled her first million dollar check, which she says she “never touched.” “I just put it in the bank and I just remember I went through the drive through to deposit my check,” she said. “They were like, ‘I think you need to come in for this.’ So I ended up going inside.” She continued, “I should have taken a picture of it. Selfies didn’t exist back then.” As Williams’ career took off, so did her finances, but the expectant mother says it was just a byproduct of her passion for tennis. “I’ve actually never played for money. I thought you would just go out there and you would hold a trophy,” she said. “Not once did I think about a check. In fact, when I first turned pro, you had to go pick up your check.” “At the end of t...
Venus Williams In Tears Over Car Crash Questions At Wimbledon
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Venus Williams In Tears Over Car Crash Questions At Wimbledon

Tennis superstar Venus Williams broke down in tears before walking out of an emotional press conference following her first round victory over Elise Mertens on the opening day of Wimbledon. Williams, 37, is under investigation after police ruled her at fault for the car crash that killed 78-year-old Jerome Barson near her Florida residence early June. It was the first time she was speaking publicly since it emerged that she was being sued by the family of Barson and she initially swerved questions alluding to the tragic accident before eventually, she addressed them, saying: “There are no words to describe how devastating…I’m completely speechless.” Williams then left the press conference as she struggled to speak through the tears before eventually returning to take more question...
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Pregnant Serena Williams Flaunts Baby Bump In Swimsuit 

Tennis star, Serena Williams revealed she has been unable to find a swimsuit which fits, and had to go to discount store where she found this. She said 'Went on a shopping spree at Target - it's the only place I could find a bathing suit that would fit me.'