Tag: Serena Williams

Famous rivals Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams took photo together at Met Gala

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams were always viewed as heated rivals, though their “rivalry” was one of the most lopsided in sports history. However, tennis fans were stunned to see this week that it appears their icy relationship has thawed. Sharapova was photographed at the Met Gala in New York on Monday with Williams and […]

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Beyonce Has A New Song In Venus And Serena Williams’ Upcoming Biopic ‘King Richard’

It’s been five years since the world received a new album from Beyonce, and while that streak will go on for a bit longer, she will return with music within the next couple of months. The singer will have a new track in the closing credits of King Richard, the upcoming biopic about tennis stars […]

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The Ascension of Coco Gauff, Sloane Stephens Ensures That the Future of Tennis Is in Good Hands

“I love Coco. I think everyone knows I love Coco,” Stephens told the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd. “At the end of the match, I said, ‘I love you.’ She’s such a great player and I feel so lucky to have seen her grow up and play since she was 8. I know there’s going to […]

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Who All Gon’ Be There? Venus Williams Is the Latest Player to Withdraw from U.S. Open

Venus Williams Is the Latest Player to Withdraw from U.S. Open The seven-time Grand Slam champ then expressed her desire to return to her “favorite Slam” in the future. “I’ve had so many amazing memories there,” she said. “I can’t wait to get back out on the court, whenever that is. I’ll work with my […]

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Serena Williams Pulls Out of U.S. Open Due to Hamstring Injury

Serena Williams Pulls Out of U.S. Open Due to Hamstring Injury G/O Media may get a commission As New York Times writer Ben Rothenberg noted, the 20201 U.S. Open signals “the end of an era,” as it will be the first Grand Slam event without Williams, Nadal, or Federer in the main singles draw since […]

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The Funk Boutique: Fashion-Forward Fitness with Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Fitbit

It’s no secret streetwear is taking over the design world by storm—and HBO Max has found a way to tap into that. The Hype, is an HBO Max original series that focuses on 10 streetwear designers and their process. The winner will receive a $150,000 prize and a cosign from the show’s three judges—rapper Offset; […]

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Serena Williams Invests In Black Woman-Founded Healthcare Platform HUED

NewsOne Featured Video Tennis powerhouse Serena Williams’ impact and influence goes far beyond the realm of sports, she is using her platform to uplift and empower women who are charting paths in entrepreneurship. According to CNBC, Williams is amongst a group of investors that has funded a Black-owned healthcare startup. The company—dubbed HUED—was founded in […]

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King Richard Trailer: Watch Will Smith Embody the Father of Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams

Watch Will Smith Embody Father to Tennis Superstars Venus and Serena Williams in New ‘King Richard’ Movie The film is being executive produced by both Williams sisters along with their sister Isha Price and Jada Pinkett Smith with Reinaldo Marcus Green serving as director. King Richard is expected to hit theaters on November 19 and […]

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Will Smith debuts as Venus and Serena’s father in new ‘King Richard’ trailer

Smith, 52, earned best actor Oscar nominations for Ali (2001) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). In the King Richard trailer, a child protective services agent arrives at the Williams’ home after receiving a call that “there was trouble in the house,” which leads Richard to launch into an undeterred monologue. “Now, I don’t even mind you saying […]

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Netflix’s Naomi Osaka Is Right on Time

Screenshot: Netflix Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Naomi Osaka is only 23 years old. Since propelling into international superstardom after beating Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open, the four-time Grand Slam champ has not only dominated her opponents on the court, but she uses her platform to address police brutality and other inequities […]

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Watch: ESPN host completely butchers Chris Evert’s name

An ESPN host completely butchered Chris Evert’s name while talking on air Tuesday. ESPN was showing a graphic regarding Roger Federer’s accomplishment of reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. The achievement marked Federer reaching his 58th quarterfinal of a major, which is the most in the Open Era. Federer is ahead of Evert and Serena Williams, […]

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Watch the first trailer for Netflix’s three-part Naomi Osaka docuseries

Naomi Osaka is taking time away from the tennis court, but the world’s No. 2-ranked player still has an omnipresence in pop culture. Tuesday (July 6), Netflix shared the official trailer for its three-part docuseries dropping July 16: Throughout the two-plus-minute clip, Osaka emotionally admits that “no one really knows all the sacrifices” she has […]

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Serena Williams ‘heartbroken’ after injury forces her out of Wimbledon

Serena Williams remains one Grand Slam title behind Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 after the 39-year-old was forced to retire from Tuesday’s first-round Wimbledon match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich because of an injury she suffered when she slipped in the first set.  Williams addressed the setback via an Instagram post and admitted she was “heartbroken” […]

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Y’all Coming to the Summer Olympics? Who All Gon’ Be There?

Dalilah Muhammad, Sydney McLaughlin and Anna Cockrell pose on the podium after competing in the Women’s 400 Meters Hurdles during day ten of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 27, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. Photo: Andy Lyon (Getty Images) After spending over a year trapped inside of […]

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Olympic Committee’s Childcare Policy Could Explain Why Serena Williams Plans To Skip Tokyo Games

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Xinhua News Agency / Getty One of the greatest athletes of the last century won’t be making an appearance at the Tokyo Olympics. On Sunday Serena Williams confirmed that she’s skipping the games during a pre-Wimbledon video news conference. “I’m actually not on the Olympic list. … Not that I’m aware […]

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‘I shouldn’t be on the Olympic list,’ say Serena Williams confirming she will miss Tokyo Olympics

Serena Williams has confirmed that she will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics but has declined the give the reasons behind the decision. Serena has played in every Summer Olympics since 2004, winning four gold medals, including three in doubles and one in singles. The 39-year-old is targeting an elusive 24th Grand Slam title […]

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Naomi Osaka Pulls Out of Wimbledon to Take ‘Personal Time With Friends and Family’

Photo: Julian Finney (Getty Images) Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka is still putting her personal wellbeing before the game. As The Root previously reported, Osaka dropped out of the French Open last month amid controversy over her decision not to participate in press conferences after her matches because she has “often felt that people have no […]

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Simone Biles Is Running Out of Records to Break After Winning 7th Consecutive National Women’s All-Around Title

Photo: Jamie Squire (Getty Images) On Sunday, while the rest of you heathens were crowded around your TVs watching Floyd Mayweather manhandle Logan Paul, Simone Biles was in Fort Worth, Texas, doing what she does best: breaking another damn record. Advertisement During the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, CNN reports that the four-time Olympic gold medalist took […]

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