One Wimbledon title wasn’t enough for Serena Williams. About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.
Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.
Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled court-covering defense. Her returns are outstanding, too.
Racket bag slung over her shoulder, resignation written across her face, Venus Williams weaved through fans milling about on the sidewalks that players must traverse to get from Court 2 to the Wimbledon locker rooms.
One might reasonably have expected Petra Kvitova, not Maria Sharapova, to be betrayed by nerves in the Wimbledon final.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal reached the Wimbledon final for the fifth time with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 win over Andy Murray on Friday.
Maraia Sharapova defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 Thursday to reach her second Wimbledon final.
Roger Federer wasted no time in reaching the third round at Wimbledon, beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 Thursday.
Returning to Grand Slam tennis after a year out with health problems, Serena Williams opened defense of her Wimbledon title by beating Aravane Rezai in three sets — then burst into tears on Centre Court.
Serena Williams tells USA Today that she’s at the end of (her) rope” after several physical setbacks that have kept her off the court since July.
Tennis star Serena Williams underwent “emergency treatment” Monday, days after doctors discovered a blood clot in her lungs, People magazine reported.