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Serena Williams Slams Russian Official For ‘Sexist and Racist’ Remarks

Serena Williams slams Russian official

Tennis champion Serena Williams has criticised Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for making “extremely sexist, racist and bullying” comments about her and her sister, Venus. Last week, the captain of the Russian Davis Cup and Fed Cup appeared on a Russian state TV and referred to Serena and her sister Venus as “the Williams… Read more »

Serena Williams To Face Caroline Wozniacki In U.S. Open Final

Serena Wiliams

Serena Williams will face her best friend Caroline Wozniacki in the U.S. Open final tomorrow. Williams’ easy victory earlier today, over the Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in less than an hour, paved the way for her appearance in the final Sunday. According to USA Today, the win marks Serena’s 20th consecutive win at the… Read more »

Genie Bouchard Lost Out On Big Payday With Wimbledon Stumble

Eugenie Bouchard

Genie Bouchard was just one step away from bringing a women’s Wimbledon title home to her native Canada. Unfortunately for Genie, she fell short of the championship losing in straight sets to Petra Kvitova 6-3, and 6-0. While Bouchard had become known as the new darling of women’s tennis, the finals match didn’t last an… Read more »

Djokovic Defeats Federer And Takes Men’s Wimbledon Title

djokovic-wins-wimbledon 2014

Novak Djokovic won the prestigious men’s Wimbledon championship this Sunday, 6-7, 6-4, 7-6, 5-7, and 6-4 against Roger Federer. This is his second Wimbledon title since his victory in the 2011 Wimbledon championship and his seventh Grand Slam championship. The match was just as intense as one might expect of a Wimbledon Final with neither… Read more »

Genie Bouchard Moves To Wimbledon Semifinals

Genie Bouchard reacts after her quarter-final win at the Wimbledon tennis tournament.

Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard is heading to the Wimbledon semi-finals following a win against Angelique Kerber. The twenty-year-old Canadian beat Kerber 6-3, 6-4 during the Wednesday morning quarter-final. WATCH: @geniebouchard celebrates her quarter-final win. She’ll face Simona Halep next for a spot in the final. http://t.co/gD8ivPOKI7 — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 2, 2014 Following the game… Read more »

Andy Murray Advances To Wimbledon Quarterfinals For The Seventh Time

Andy Murray takes on an oncoming tennis ball.

Defending champion Andy Murray advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Monday for the seventh year in a row. Murray scored the winning point against Kevin Anderson during a men’s singles match at All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, according to the Daily Herald. Murray defeated the 20th-seeded, six foot eight inch tall South African… Read more »

Elena Baltacha Honored In Ceremonial Coin Toss

British number one Elena Baltacha poses by net.

Former British number one tennis player Elena Baltacha, who died this past May of liver cancer, was honored in a ceremonial coin toss on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Baltacha’s life and career was celebrated by retired women’s singles champion Marion Bartoli on Tuesday. According to Fox News, Bartoli paid tribute to Elena by taking part… Read more »

Monica Puig From Puerto Rico Serves Up First WTA Title

Monica Puig From Puerto Rico Serves Up First WTA Title

Monica Puig can now add champion next to her name. The breakout tennis star became the first Puerto Rican player to win a WTA title as she bested Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain, 6-4, 6-3, on Saturday in the Strasbourg International final in France. “It’s amazing to do this coming from such a small island, where… Read more »

Victoria Azarenka Can’t Compete At The French Open

Pro tennis player Victoria Azarenka.

Professional Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka will not be making it to the French Open this year. ABC News reported that Victoria has a recurring injury on her left foot that has forced her to withdraw from the competition. The same injury has caused Azarenka to withdraw from other sporting events throughout the year. Victoria… Read more »

Roger Federer Drops First Set, Then Rallies To Win 6th Dubai Title

Roger Federer Wins Dubai

Roger Federer continued his dominance of the Dubai Championships, winning the tournament for a record sixth time on Saturday in United Arab Emirates. After taking down Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, Federer defeated Tomas Berdych in the final, dropping the first set before prevailing 3-6, 6-4, 6-3. Roger was clearly pleased to pull out such… Read more »