Serena Williams

Jankovic sends Kvitova tumbling out of Wimbledon


LONDON - A woman who once fumed she "needed a helicopter" to go on a Wimbledon court she called a "parking lot" could not have been happier with her surroundings on Saturday as Jelena Jankovic sent holder Petra Kvitova spinning out.

Serena survives, Djokovic, Sharapova ease through

LONDON - The needle on the Wimbledon Richter scale sat poised and ready but Serena Williams dug deep into her battle-hardened playbook to ensure there was no earth-shuddering shock at the hands of scurrying Briton Heather Watson on Friday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Jul 2015

Once an idol, now an enemy; Watson eyes Serena and rivals

LONDON - Serena Williams once featured among Heather Watson's bedroom posters but after the Briton almost ran her idol out of Wimbledon on Friday, the game's big hitters are now in her sights on court.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Jul 2015

It's far from elementary for Serena as she downs Watson

LONDON - There was no roar up to the skies, there was no whoop of delight and there was not even a smile on show -- the pained expression on Serena Williams' face said it all.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Jul 2015

Serena survives almighty Watson scare to advance

LONDON - World number one Serena Williams survived an almighty scare at Wimbledon on Friday, battling back to beat inspired Briton Heather Watson in three sets and stay on course for a 21st grand slam title.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 03 Jul 2015

Djokovic, Serena turn up heat as Wimbledon sizzles

LONDON - With everyone "feeling hot, hot, hot" at the All England Club on Wednesday it was little wonder that Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were eager to escape the Wimbledon furnace as quickly as possible.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 01 Jul 2015

Serena wastes no time putting Babos behind her

LONDON - Top seed Serena Williams had to wait to get on Centre Court but then wasted no time in sweeping aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour on Wednesday to reach the Wimbledon third round.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 01 Jul 2015

Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

LONDON - British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 01 Jul 2015

American hopes take a hit as Sock unravels

LONDON - American Jack Sock's first grand slam as a seeded player came to a premature end when he lost 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-3 to big-serving Australian Samuel Groth at Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 30 Jun 2015

Serena overcomes early wobble to ease through

LONDON - The cobwebs were dusted off and normal service was swiftly resumed, but for a few games at the start of her 6-4 6-1 victory over Margarita Gasparyan, Serena Williams looked edgy, vulnerable and nothing like a five times Wimbledon champion.

Sports, 2010 U.S. Open 29 Jun 2015
Roger Federer of Switzerland returns a shot to Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic during their match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows in New York, in this August 31, 2008 file photo.  REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

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