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Tennis: Serena Williams fined $17,000 for U.S. open code violations

During Saturday’s match, which she lost 6-2 6-4 to Japan’s Naomi Osaka, Williams, was handed a coaching violation and a point penalty for breaking her racquet before a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos ended with her losing a game. The tournament referee’s office fined the former world number one …

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Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams in US Open Semi Finals

Rafael Nadal won the US Open quarterfinal match against Dominic Thiem on Wednesday, after setting up a rematch of June’s French Open final, when he crushed the latter in straight sets to win his 17th major. Ahead of the match, Nadal had said he will need to raise his game …

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Rafael Nadal, Serena William in US Open Semi Finals

Rafael Nadal won the US Open quarterfinal match against Dominic Thiem on Wednesday, after setting up a rematch of June’s French Open final, when he crushed the latter in straight sets to win his 17th major. Ahead of the match, Nadal had said he will need to raise his game …

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Serena Williams returns in style at US Open

Williams, a six-time champion at Flushing Meadows, missed last year’s edition as she gave birth to daughter Olympia on September 1. She was all-business on her return under the floodlights on the Arthur Ashe Stadium court, where she has lifted the trophy six times. Linette, the world number 68 from …

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Serena powers into Wimbledon quarters, last top 10 seed falls

Williams raced into her 13th Wimbledon quarter-final as the seven-time champion thrashed Rodina 6-2, 6-2 in a Centre Court masterclass. Williams, who won the Wimbledon title on her last two visits in 2015 and 2016, is now on an 18-match winning streak at the All England Club. Having missed Wimbledon …

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Serena through in straight sets against Tomova

The 36-year-old American barely broke sweat in a one-sided first set but was tested by the world number 135 in the second without ever looking troubled. While the Centre Court crowd clearly appreciated the sight of Williams in full flow they took a shine to the plucky Tomova who battled …

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Serena, Venus get French Open doubles wildcard

They have won 14 Grand Slam doubles as a team but since their last win together in Paris they have only featured on two further occasions at the tournament, losing in the first round in 2013 and the third round in 2016. Serena, a three-time singles champion at the French …

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