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.
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.
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.
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.
Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe.
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.
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 […]
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.
Nicole Gibbs, a junior at Stanford, said she has never played better in her life. Now she gets to play the match of her life.
What happened on the clay at Roland Garros was proof that you don’t have to wait until the hyperbole of a final to see a tennis match worthy of a classic.