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Serena Williams of the United States shakes hands with Andrea Petkovic of Germany during Day 5 of the Bank of the West Classic at the Taube Family Tennis Stadiumon August 2, 2014 in Stanford, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Tops Petkovic In Stanford Semis

Serena Williams has put to rest any lingering concerns about her scary departure from Wimbledon with a strong showing in her hard-court opener. Williams reached her fourth final of the season by taking the last eight games to beat Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday in the Bank of the West Classic.


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Serena Williams Reaches Semi At Bank Of The West Classic; Venus Falls

Williams roared back after falling behind in the third set to beat Ana Ivanovic 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday night to reach the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic.


Serena Williams of the United States stands dejected during her Ladies' Singles third round match against Alize Cornet of France on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on June 28, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Latest Slam Loss For Williams At Wimbledon

Unable to get back on track once she no longer had control of the match, five-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday in the third round, the latest in a recent series of surprising Grand Slam defeats.


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Williams Beats Azarenka For 5th US Open, 17th Slam

The No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for a 5th championship at Flushing Meadows and 2nd in a row.


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Daily Madden: Serena Or The Field No Longer An Option

Defending champion and top seed Serena Williams was knocked out of Wimbledon Monday in a stunning upset by Sabine Lisicki. “Everyone was on (the Serena) bandwagon, including me,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.


Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, runner up Maria Sharapova of Russia, Serena Williams of United States of America holding the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen and Francesco Ricci Bitti pose after the Women's Singles Final match during day fourteen of French Open at Roland Garros on June 8, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Williams Beats Sharapova In French Final

Serena Williams went on defense, relentlessly chasing down one shot after another to defeat familiar foil Maria Sharapova. With a 6-4, 6-4 victory, the No. 1-ranked Williams won her first French Open championship since 2002.


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Serena Williams Wins Bank Of The West Classic At Stanford

Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe.


Coco Vandeweghe returns a shot to Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium during the semifinals of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 14, 2012 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Coco Vandeweghe Reaches Stanford Bank Of The West Final

Lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe reached her first WTA Tour final with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory against Belgium’s Yanina Wickmayer on Saturday at the Bank of the West Classic.


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Daily Madden: ESPY Awards Fill TV Sports Vacuum

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The ESPY Awards come at a time when both basketball players and baseball players sit idle for just a couple of days. Watching the ceremony Wednesday night on television brought back […]


Serena Williams returns a shot to Nicole Bibbs during the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 11, 2012. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Wins 1st Match At Bank Of The West Classic

Four days after capturing the singles’ title at Wimbledon, the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Serena Williams beat reigning NCAA champion Nicole Gibbs 6-2, 6-1 in the second round of the Bank of the West on Wednesday.




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