It took 3 grueling sets but Serena Williams defeated Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 to win her 5th U.S. Open title, and her 17th Grand Slam singles title overall.
“Vika’s such a great opponent; she’s such a fighter,” a relieved Williams said after the match. “It was never over until match point.”
Azarenka was gracious in her defeat. After the match, Azarenka and Williams embraced. “I did everything I could,” Azarenka said. “I fought as hard as I could. But I lost to a great champion.”
Serena Williams says it took her “a while” to start feeling comfortable with her ample curves — you know, the curves that she displays so prominently in those scanty tennis outfits.
#1 seed Serena Williams, 31, lost to the 23rd seeded player at the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in London, England earlier today. Sabine Lisicki, 23, ended Williams’ win streak in 3 sets 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Lisicki screamed and threw herself on the manicured grass at center court after hitting a forehand winner past Williams.
“I’m still shaking,” said an emotional Lisicki, covering her face with her hands and wiping away tears. “I’m just so happy.”
Williams had won 34 straight matches before meeting Lisicki.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams criticized the drunk Steubenville, Ohio teenager whose sensational rape trial dominated national headlines earlier this year.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the world’s number 1 women’s tennis player criticized the 16-year-old rape victim for putting herself in the position to be raped by getting drunk.
Earlier I incorrectly identified a reality TV personality as women’s tennis superstar Serena Williams. The real Serena was spotted arriving at the Burberry Prorsum show at Kensington Gardens on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in London, England, where she will be the #1 woman’s seed at the prestigious Wimbledon grass court tennis championships. Wimbledon begins on June 24. Serena is a 5-time champion at Wimbledon.
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The #1 female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams, relaxed on the beach with friends in Miami over the weekend. Serena was seen playfully untying a friend’s bikini, and summoning the hotel staff to fetch her a bottle of water to rinse the sand off her feet. Serena was the envy of all the men on the beach as she showed off her admirable 6-pack!
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Tennis superstar Serena Williams was spotted practicing for the Mutua Madrid Open in Madrid, Spain on Monday. She wore a red bodysuit that clung to her powerfully ripped muscles. Williams, 31, is currently the world’s no. 1 in player women’s singles tennis.