Monday, 30th January 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Serena Williams

10 Sep
We look at deadly unrest in Iraq after the resignation of a prominent Shiite cleric. It comes months after failure to form a government following elections. Also, we look at the Paul Pogba scandal that could overshadow France's preparation for the World Cup. As Serena Williams begins her last grand slam before retirement, Time Magazine looks back at her legacy for women's sports. Finally, a man sets a new record for the longest paddle in a pumpkin!
5 Sep
Serena Williams lost in the third round of the US Open to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Friday. The match is expected to be the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s final tournament.
30 Aug
It's rare that a world number one and defending champion is the warm-up act at the U.S. Open but that was the case on Monday (August 29) as Daniil Medvedev played second fiddle to Serena Williams, who takes to the court later having hinted the match could be her last.
1 Feb 2021
Serena Williams trains in Melbourne as officials announce that up to 30,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the Australian Open per day. About two weeks ago, the top stars are seen arriving in Adelaide ahead of flying to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Open.
13 Feb 2020
Serena Williams' "heroes" are mothers, as she can't believe the amount of work that goes into raising a child.
23 Jan 2020
Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal announce they have jointly donated Aus$250,000 (US$172,000) for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne. They were joined by a who's who of the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
5 Oct 2019
The 37-year-old tennis player wanted to keep her 2-year-old daughter, Olympia, inside her belly. She had researched so much about the birthing process and it scared her.
4 Sep 2019
The prospect of a Naomi Osaka-Serena Williams U.S. Open final rematch that hung tantalizingly over the year's final Grand Slam disappeared on Monday with Swiss Belinda Bencic the spoiler by claiming a 7-5 6-4 fourth-round win over the Japanese holder.
28 Aug 2019
Williams beat Sharapova in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1..It was Williams' first U.S. Open match since losing to Naomi Osaka in last year's final..Williams now leads the head-to-head series with Sharapova 20-2..Every time I come up against her, I just bring out some of my best tennis., Serena Williams, via statement.
14 Aug 2019
Serena Williams' husband Alexis Ohanian wants to end the stigma around paternity leave, as he believes it's important for men to take time off to be with their newborn children.
8 Aug 2019
According to ‘Forbes,’ Naomi Osaka earned a total of $24.3 million over the last year.Osaka was only out-earned by fellow tennis veteran Serena Williams, who pulled in $29.2 million, .making her the world’s highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. .An estimated $16 million of Osaka’s earnings came from endorsements with MasterCard, Nissan,Procter & Gamble and All Nippon Airways.
11 Jul 2019
Serena Williams was fined $10,000 by the All England Club for damaging one of Wimbledon's courts with her racket prior to the start of the tournament.

Latest

3 hours ago
American soul and blues singer Lee Fields has worked with some of the biggest artists in music, from Kool & the Gang to Martin Solveig. Now in his seventh decade, he's still releasing fantastic songs with a voice that pulls all kinds of heartstrings.
3 hours ago
Police are searching for two gunmen who opened fire on guests at a birthday party in Gqeberha. There has been a growing number of mass shootings in South Africa in recent years.
4 hours ago
Berlin trails global powers like China and the US in acquiring lithium, a key component in electric vehicle batteries. German Chancellor Scholz will address the issue on his trip to South America this weekend.
4 hours ago
The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that U.S. forces conducted an assault in northern Somalia the day before and killed Bilal-al-Sudani, an ISIS leader in the country who has played a key role funding operations around the world — including in Afghanistan where 13 US service members were killed in a 2021 ISIS bombing
4 hours ago
The Taliban have banned women from universities in Afghanistan, sparking international condemnation and despair among young people in the country. The higher education minister announced the regression on Tuesday, saying it would take immediate effect.
7 hours ago
Protests in the South American country against President Boluarte are growing. The conflict threatens to drag Peru back into poverty, with tourism among the sectors that have been hardest hit.