The Early Lead: Serena Williams


Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Serena Williams advances, Venus Williams loses at Australian Open

Venus is bounced from the first round of the Australian Open for the first time since 2006, while Serena eases into second round.

By Kelyn Soong  |  01:01 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australian Open, Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Serena Williams, Breaking Bad are a perfect fit (video)

Tennis announcer has an A1 day describing the China Open match.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Carolina Wozniacki, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Serena Williams wins U.S. Open: Is she the greatest ever?

Victory puts her seven Grand Slam wins from Margaret Court's record of 24.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:24 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis, U.S. Open

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Serena Williams upset by Sabine Lisicki in Wimbledon's fourth round

German known for her big serve was too much for French Open champion.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sabine Lisicki, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Serena Williams vs. Andy Murray: How about a battle of the sexes?

Murray raises the possibility and Williams says "that would be fine." Now it just needs to happen.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Serena Williams wins her Wimbledon opener easily

The world's No. 1 player advances with 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mandy Minella.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:45 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Maria Sharapova on Serena Williams spat: Let's move on

No. 3 seed advances with first-round win at Wimbledon. Williams plays Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria Sharapova, NFL, Serena Williams, Wimbledon

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/24/2013

Serena Williams says she apologized to Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon

Williams, the defending champion, and Sharapova wouldn't meet until the final.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:02 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Serena Williams sorry for saying rape victim 'shouldn't have put herself in that position' (updated)

World's No. 1 player is drawing criticism for comment in Rolling Stone interview.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis, Wimbledon

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/08/2013

Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in French Open final

EARLY LEAD | Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova in straight sets to become the second woman to win all four Grand Slams twice.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova to play in French Open final

Williams crushes Sara Errani in 46 minutes.

By Cindy Boren  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Serena Williams struggles but wins French Open quarterfinal

Svetlana Kuznetsova can't keep up with the world's No. 1 player.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  French Open, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Serena Williams drops out of Dubai tournament

Back injury forces Williams out, just days after she regains No. 1 world ranking.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Serena Williams tweets photo of severely sprained ankle

Just how, exactly, did she manage to play on with an ankle this badly hurt?

By Cindy Boren  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australian Open, Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Serena Williams upset by 19-year-old Sloane Stephens

Back injury and temper tantrum mark loss as Williams's remarkable streak ends.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:25 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Serena Williams, Tennis

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Serena Williams vows to play on despite ankle injury in Australian Open

An off-day should give her a little time to recover before her next match.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Australian Open, Serena Williams, Tennis