Women's tennis - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Women's tennis Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. The photo of the tennis superstar in a one piece bathing suit was captioned "20 weeks." Despite the lack of information, it immediately made headlines arou... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:52:00 GMT 2017-04-26T11:52:00Z Love game for Serena: Spox says Williams is pregnant It's another love game for Serena Williams: She is pregnant — and, based on the timeline she offered, she already was when she won the Australian Open. A spokeswoman for Williams, Kelly Bush Novak, wrote in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday: "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this Fall." Earlier in the day, Wil... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:48:00 GMT 2017-04-19T23:48:00Z Federer on 'dream start' after winning Indian Wells title INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Forget the comeback talk. Roger Federer is back. He defeated Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title in an all-Swiss final Sunday to go with his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January after missing most of last year with various injuries. "For me, the ... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:25:00 GMT 2017-03-20T13:25:00Z Federer reaches Indian Wells final against Wawrinka INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Roger Federer might soon have to reset his goals for the year, seeing how well things are going for him. Having won his record 18th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, Federer will pursue a record-tying fifth BNP Paribas Open title after beating Jack Sock 6-1, 7-6 (4) Saturday to reach the final. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:05:00 GMT 2017-03-18T23:05:00Z Kerber survives 3-set marathon at hot Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Poised to return to the top spot in next week's world rankings, Angelique Kerber narrowly avoided an upset at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday. Kerber outlasted Pauline Parmentier of France 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 in the third round when temperatures soared to the upper 90s (36 C) under cloudless skies in the Southern California desert. That'... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 05:52:00 GMT 2017-03-14T05:52:00Z Serena Williams withdraws from Indian Wells with knee injury INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open that begins Wednesday because of a left knee injury, leaving the desert tournament without the world's top-ranked women's player. The withdrawal also cost Williams a chance to retain her top ranking. Angelique Kerber, a two-time semifinalist and now the highest-seeded woman in ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:24:00 GMT 2017-03-07T23:24:00Z Krystyna Pliskova upsets Vinci to reach 2nd round in Dubai DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Krystyna Pliskova of the Czech Republic came from a set down to upset 16th-seeded Roberta Vinci of Italy 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Sunday. The 58th-ranked Pliskova, who played under the watchful eye of her twin sister, second-seeded Karolina Pliskova, was facing defeat as Vinci served for the match at 6-3, 5-4. ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:55:00 GMT 2017-02-19T19:55:00Z Kate Upton three-peats as SI's swimsuit queen NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Upton is so nice she's made the Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover thrice. Upton has become only the fourth woman to grace the cover three times. This year, she's making the splash with three different covers. Other women who did the cover three times include Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum and Christie Brinkley, who also is ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:50:00 GMT 2017-02-15T15:50:00Z Belarus completes surprise win over Netherlands in Fed Cup MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With or without Victoria Azarenka, Belarus can still succeed on the tennis court. The former top-ranked player is taking time out with her baby son, but Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Aryna Sabalenka stepped up Sunday to beat the Netherlands 4-1 in the 1st round of the Fed Cup World Group. Sasnovich is ranked 104 places... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:48:00 GMT 2017-02-12T21:48:00Z After anthem mistake, US leads Germany in Fed Cup KAANAPALI, Hawaii (AP) — After an outdated stanza of the German national anthem that later became associated with the Nazi regime was sung during the opening ceremonies, the United States took a 1-0 lead and was ahead in the other opening match in its best-of-5 Fed Cup quarterfinal Saturday. Alison Riske beat Andrea Petkovic 7-6 (10), 6-2, and CoCo Vandew... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:55:00 GMT 2017-02-12T18:55:00Z Federer enjoys his 1st day at the races as Vonn, Feuz excel ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer picked a good day for a front-row seat to his first ski races. Switzerland's most famous resident came to St. Moritz on Sunday for a world championships double-header in marquee downhill races, featuring his friend Lindsey Vonn and home favorite Beat Feuz. Vonn took a bronze medal she thought... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:53:00 GMT 2017-02-12T17:53:00Z Federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival Nadal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer always believed he had more Grand Slam titles left in him. He just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. Or against his biggest rival in the game, Rafael Nadal. "I said that also before the finals: if I were to win against Ra... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:45:00 GMT 2017-01-30T06:45:00Z Federer beats Nadal in epic Aussie final to win 18th major MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — So here was Roger Federer, down a break in the fifth set in a Grand Slam final. Across the net was his nemesis, Rafael Nadal, the left-handed Spaniard he hadn't been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade. The 35-year-old father of four was back in his first tour-level tournament after six months off letting his injur... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:35:00 GMT 2017-01-29T19:35:00Z The Latest: Federer says Nadal deserved win, too MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:10 a.m. There was much mutual respect following the Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, with both players commending each other for better-than-expected comebacks from their respective injuries. Nada... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 13:18:00 GMT 2017-01-29T13:18:00Z 23: Serena Williams sets major record with win over Venus MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams held up a Grand Slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from Michael Jordan, the name most synonymous with No. 23. Venus Williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:49:00 GMT 2017-01-28T19:49:00Z Venus' run to a Grand Slam final is victory in itself MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — More than seven years after her last Grand Slam title match, Venus Williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside Rod Laver Arena to face her sister, Serena, for the Australian Open championship. She embraced the occasion instead. It was Venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser ... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:40:00 GMT 2017-01-28T13:40:00Z The Latest: Kontinen, Peers beat Bryans for Australian title MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Saturday from the Australian Open (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Henri Kontinen of Finland and John Peers of Australia have beaten Bob and Mike Bryan 7-5, 7-5 to win the Australian Open men's doubles championship, their first Grand Slam title. The fourth-seeded Kontinen and Pee... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:19:00 GMT 2017-01-28T12:19:00Z The Latest: Nadal beats Dimitrov in 5 sets to reach final MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 a.m. Rafael Nadal has beaten Grigor Dimitrov 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 to advance to the final of the Australian Open and set up a title match with his old rival, Roger Federer. The ninth-seeded Spaniard fought off t... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-01-27T13:46:00Z Serena, Venus say all-Williams Aussie final is a win-win MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When a euphoric Venus Williams picked up the pace of her celebratory pirouette and the crowd responded with thunderous applause, Serena Williams waited quietly in the adjacent corridor for the buzz to subside. She was thrilled that her older sister beat CoCo Vandeweghe and was returning to a Grand Slam final for the first time ... Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:39:00 GMT 2017-01-27T09:39:00Z Williams sisters, Federer advance to Australian Open finals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Win or lose, Serena Williams sees another all-sister final at the Australian Open as cause for celebration. The 35-year-old Williams arrived in Australia bidding for a 23rd Grand Slam title, aiming to break the Open-era record she shares with Steffi Graf. By winning, she'd also regain the No. 1 ranking she lost after her U.S. Open semifinal exit. ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 20:29:00 GMT 2017-01-26T20:29:00Z Vandeweghe exceeds expectations in maiden slam semifinal MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — CoCo Vandeweghe set two goals for herself at the start of the season: to make the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and then, at some point in the year, go one step further and reach her first Grand Slam semifinal. It's time to set some new goals. The 25-year-old American exceeded even her own expectations at the year's firs... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 08:46:00 GMT 2017-01-26T08:46:00Z Venus Williams beats Vandeweghe, reaches Aussie Open final MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams held up her end of the deal for another all-sisters Australian Open final with a 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 win over CoCo Vandeweghe, becoming the oldest player to reach the final here in the Open era. The 36-year-old Williams is back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since Wimbledon in 2009 and her first here sinc... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 06:19:00 GMT 2017-01-26T06:19:00Z Federer, Williams sisters _ 30s in vogue in Australian semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer certainly knows what to expect in his Australian Open semifinal. And so does his opponent Stan Wawrinka. There'll be no secrets in the all-Swiss showdown for a place in Sunday's final. "I think him and Rafa (Nadal) best know my game. I've played him so much. Stan and I practiced so much together... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 21:30:00 GMT 2017-01-25T21:30:00Z Williams, Lucic-Baroni win in throwback Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — When Mirjana Lucic-Baroni served out her victory over Karolina Pliskova at the Australian Open on Wednesday, making an unlikely return to the semifinals of a Grand Slam after nearly 18 years, she fell to her knees, placed her forehead on the court and wept. Few expected her to ever have this chance at a major again. Lucic-Baron... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:32:00 GMT 2017-01-25T12:32:00Z The Latest: Nadal beats Raonic, returns Grand Slam semis MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rafael Nadal has beaten Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (7), 6-4 to reach the Australian Open semifinals, returning to the last four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since winning the 2014 French Open.Nadal's return ensures there'll be three 30-somethings in the men'... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:23:00 GMT 2017-01-25T11:23:00Z Venus Williams, Federer back in the thick of a Grand Slam MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For all their Grand Slam successes, Venus Williams and Roger Federer still find themselves surprised to be in the semifinals at the Australian Open. Injuries, illness and advancing age can do that to the best of athletes, even 17-time major champion Federer and seven-time Grand Slam singles winner Williams, who has overcome an energy-sapping illne... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:00 GMT 2017-01-24T13:46:00Z The Latest: Federer races into Australian Open semifinals MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday from the Australian Open (all times local): 9 p.m. Roger Federer has advanced to the Australian Open semifinals with a 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 win over Mischa Zverev, the player who upset top-seeded Andy Murray two nights earlier. Federer was overpowering at the start, taking a ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:03:00 GMT 2017-01-24T10:03:00Z The rules of engagement: Williams reaches QFs, then speaks MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — For three rounds and more than a week, Serena Williams wanted to keep all the focus on her primary objective in Australia. She hasn't worn an engagement ring at the Australian Open, and hasn't really wanted to elaborate much on the marriage proposal from Alexis Ohanian — which she made public late last month by posting a poem on news website Reddi... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 15:42:00 GMT 2017-01-23T15:42:00Z Tough at the top: Murray, Kerber make 4th-round exits in Oz MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber had much in common heading into the first Grand Slam of the season as the No. 1 seeds. They shared an unwanted link on Sunday, though, when both were upset in the fourth round of the Australian Open. By the end of a chaotic first week at Melbourne Park, five-time finalist Murr... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:41:00 GMT 2017-01-22T19:41:00Z Feeling the pressure, Kerber loses to composed Vandeweghe MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Angelique Kerber said before the Australian Open that she wasn't putting too much pressure on herself as the top-seeded player at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Clearly, she is still getting used to being No. 1. The German player ended Serena Williams' reign atop the rankings after picking up her second Grand Slam ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:25:00 GMT 2017-01-22T15:25:00Z