When Will Federer and the Williams Sisters Call It Quits? Maybe Never.

Advances in physical preparation keep their bodies in the game, and so can the changing nature of sports business and celebrity.

#federer-roger, #nadal-rafael, #navratilova-martina, #nike-inc, #retirement, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #woods-tiger

Serena Williams, Closer to the End Than the Middle, Still Believes

A second consecutive first-round exit at Wimbledon leaves the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion looking human, but suggesting she has more tennis left to play.

#serena-ventures, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #womens-tennis-assn

Serena Williams Exits Wimbledon in the First Round, Again

Williams, who had not competed in singles on tour since withdrawing from Wimbledon last year with an injury, lost in three sets to Harmony Tan of France.

#tan-harmony-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Black Maternal Mortality Is Still a Crisis

Linda Villarosa’s new book, ‘Under the Skin,’ shows just how urgent the problem is.

#black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #essence-magazine, #internal-sub-only-nl, #maternal-mortality, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #villarosa-linda-1959, #williams-serena

Endgame Nears in Bidding for Chelsea F.C.

The American bank selling the English soccer team on behalf of its Russian owner could name its preferred suitor by the end of the week. But the drama isn’t over.

#abramovich-roman-a, #chelsea-soccer-team, #english-premier-league, #harris-joshua-1965, #pagliuca-stephen-g, #putin-vladimir-v, #soccer, #terry-john, #williams-serena

Does a Toddler Need an NFT?

The new frontier of children’s entertainment is internet-native cartoon characters selling nonfungible tokens on social-media apps for tots.

#children-and-childhood, #nonfungible-tokens-nfts, #social-media, #williams-serena, #zigazoo

The Magic of Tiny-Home Videos

They’re an antidote to a widespread fantasy of living without constraints.

#alba-jessica, #architectural-digest, #art, #kinfolk-magazine, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #williams-serena, #wilson-rainn

Roxane Gay: Will Smith Was Wrong, but Being Thin-Skinned Is Not

A defense of thin skin.

#academy-of-motion-picture-arts-and-sciences, #alopecia-areata, #black-people, #campion-jane, #comedy-and-humor, #hair, #jackson-ketanji-brown-1970, #los-angeles-calif, #movies, #rock-chris, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #smith-jada-pinkett, #smith-will, #supreme-court-us, #television, #will-book, #williams-serena, #williams-venus, #women-and-girls

Will Smith Owned the Williams Sisters’ Story Onscreen. Then He Stole Their Moment.

An Oscar night that should have affirmed Serena and Venus’s rise to stardom instead played out in a way they have seen before — triumph tempered by mixed emotions.

#academy-awards-oscars, #king-richard-movie, #richard-williams, #smith-will, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Best and Worst Moments of the 2022 Oscars

The night made history, from That Slap to milestone wins by Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose, and a rousing performance by Beyoncé.

#2022oscars, #academy-awards-oscars, #debose-ariana, #hall-regina, #knowles-beyonce, #kotsur-troy, #lady-gaga, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #minnelli-liza, #movies, #rock-chris, #schumer-amy, #smith-will, #sykes-wanda, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Despite the Trend in Sports, Don’t Expect Ashleigh Barty to Un-Retire

When the world’s top women’s tennis player won the Australian Open in January, it became her crowning achievement. Her stunning retirement is a loss to tennis.

#australian-open-tennis, #badosa-paula, #barty-ashleigh, #content-type-personal-profile, #lawler-micky, #retirement, #swiatek-iga-2001, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament, #womens-tennis-assn

Jane Campion’s Joke About the Williams Sisters

Humor is always a commentary on what society finds normal.

#campion-jane, #critics-choice-awards, #elliott-sam, #internal-sub-only-nl, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Jane Campion and the Perils of the Backhanded Compliment

Jane Campion’s comment about Venus and Serena Williams reminded our critic of his own night of ‘botched fanciness’ and racial slights.

#black-people, #campion-jane, #king-richard-movie, #lewis-norm-1963, #movies, #ringgold-faith, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #whites, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Jane Campion Apologizes for Comment About Venus and Serena Williams

In an acceptance speech at the Critics Choice Awards, the “Power of the Dog” filmmaker wrongly suggested that the tennis greats didn’t compete against men the way she had to.

#campion-jane, #critics-choice-awards, #the-power-of-the-dog-movie, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Naomi Osaka, Heckled by Spectator, Is Ousted at Indian Wells

“To be honest, I’ve gotten heckled before, and it didn’t really bother me,” said Osaka, who otherwise had ample support from the crowd. But, she added, “I don’t know why, but it went into my head.”

#bnp-paribas, #bnp-paribas-open-tennis, #indian-wells-calif, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena, #williams-venus

Is Tennis Moving Into a New Golden Age? We Can Only Hope.

It will be hard to let go of aging stars like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams, and troubled ones like Novak Djokovic. But the time is coming, if it is not already here.

#australian-open-tennis, #barty-ashleigh, #djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #fernandez-leylah-2002, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #nadal-rafael, #raducanu-emma-2002, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Will Miss Australian Open With Injury

Williams, 40, withdrew from her second straight Grand Slam, saying, “I am not where I need to be physically to compete.”

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Is Not at the U.S. Open, but Her Coach Is Everywhere

Patrick Mouratoglou has become a bigger star than most players, and is building an empire, too. That does not leave much time for coaching, and that may be just how he likes it.

#mouratoglou-patrick, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams and Her Fellow Tennis Greats Are Limping Toward the Exits

Graceful final chapters in tennis can be difficult to achieve, as Serena Williams and Roger Federer are learning firsthand.

#age-chronological, #federer-roger, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Pulls Out of the U.S. Open

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not played on tour since an injured right hamstring forced her out of her first-round match at Wimbledon.

#tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Out of Wimbledon With an Injury

Williams started her first-round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich aggressively, but she slipped on the grass court and later fell after injuring her right hamstring.

#sports-injuries, #tennis, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Serena Williams Won’t Play at the Tokyo Olympics

The four-time gold medalist previously said that travel restrictions that might prevent her from taking her daughter to the Games would factor into her decision.

#olympic-games-2012, #tennis, #tokyo-japan, #williams-serena, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

Serena Williams Wins in the First Round at the French Open

Playing in a night session in Paris, Williams defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets in a brisk match that moved her along to the second round, again.

#begu-irina-camelia, #french-open-tennis, #tennis, #williams-serena

Assessing Osaka’s Sad Departure From the French Open

Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference. Did it have to end this way?

#depression-mental, #french-open-tennis, #mental-health-and-disorders, #navratilova-martina, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Struggles, Losing Her First Match in Nearly Three Months

Her 1,000th career singles match, against Nadia Podoroska at the Italian Open, was a frustrating reminder of what is left to accomplish, and how hard it will be.

#italian-open-tennis, #podoroska-nadia-1997, #rome-italy, #williams-serena, #womens-tennis-assn

Farewell, Serena? Not So Fast

Williams’s wan wave after losing to Naomi Osaka in the Australian Open semifinal stirred retirement speculation. GOATs don’t go out that way.

#australian-open-tennis, #content-type-personal-profile, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka Ousts Serena Williams

Osaka won the semifinal in straight sets, denying Williams a chance to tie the record for Grand Slam singles titles.

#australian-open-tennis, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams’s Catsuit Already Won the Australian Open

The tennis champion is changing the game in multiple ways.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #black-people, #dresses, #fashion-and-apparel, #french-open-tennis, #griffith-joyner-florence, #tennis, #williams-serena, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion

Serena vs. Naomi Osaka: Time, Channel, Streaming and More

Williams and Osaka will play for the second time at a Grand Slam. Plus, Novak Djokovic faces an unlikely semifinal opponent: a 27-year-old in his first Grand Slam main draw.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-jennifer-1995, #djokovic-novak, #karatsev-aslan, #muchova-karolina-1996, #osaka-naomi-1997, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Wins and Will Face Naomi Osaka in Australian Open Semifinals

Williams dispatched Simona Halep to avenge an embarrassing defeat in their previous meeting. Next up? Osaka in a star-studded semifinal.

#australian-open-tennis, #halep-simona, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

2021 Australian Open: What to Watch on Monday Night

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are playing to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #halep-simona, #hsieh-su-wei, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Turns Back Time at Australian Open

Against Aryna Sabalenka, Williams called back to a much earlier phase of her career, well before she was the undisputed queen of her sport.

#australian-open-tennis, #sabalenka-aryna, #tennis, #williams-serena

Trust Me, Sports Without Fans Is Not Sports

For five days the Australian Open had cozy stadiums half-filled with fervent fans, and sports once again felt normal. Then a snap lockdown quieted the stands.

#australia, #australian-open-tennis, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #kyrgios-nick, #melbourne-australia, #tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams and Tom Brady: Ageless Wonders With a Difference

“Amazing!” Serena Williams said of Tom Brady’s seventh Super Bowl win. Of course, he’s never won a title while pregnant.

#australian-open-tennis, #brady-tom, #super-bowl, #tennis, #williams-serena

Australian Open Preview: Battle of the Women’s Champions

Serena Williams will once again go for her 24th Grand Slam title. Among her competition: three women who won titles in their most recent Grand Slam appearances.

#australian-open-tennis, #court-margaret, #djokovic-novak, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

2021 Australian Open: What to Watch on Opening Day

Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are all in action on Rod Laver Arena in Round 1 of the 2021 Australian Open.

#australian-open-tennis, #djokovic-novak, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #williams-serena

As the Tennis Party in Australia Begins, an Uncertain Year Awaits

Officials in Australia moved mountains to make the country’s annual professional tennis swing happen. That will be far more difficult after the tour leaves this isolated island nation.

#assn-of-tennis-professionals, #australia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #djokovic-novak, #melbourne-australia, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #quarantines, #tennis, #tennis-australia-ltd, #williams-serena, #womens-tennis-assn

At the French Open, Success in New York Is Taking a Toll

The unusually fast turnaround between the United States Open and the French is causing problems for players who made deep runs in New York.

#azarenka-victoria, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #schwartzman-diego-1992, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open With Injury

Williams, citing an Achilles’ tendon injury, said she thought she needed “four to six weeks of sitting and doing nothing.”

#french-open-tennis, #tennis, #williams-serena

2020 French Open: What to Watch on Monday

Serena Williams sets off on her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title and Dominic Thiem looks to capitalize on his momentum after winning the United States Open.

#ahn-kristie-1992, #bublik-alexander-1997, #cilic-marin, #french-open-tennis, #monfils-gael, #muguruza-garbine, #nadal-rafael, #tennis, #thiem-dominic, #williams-serena

For Serena Williams, the French Open Has Delivered Telling Highs and Lows

The greatness of Williams has been largely defined by her success at Wimbledon, the United States Open and the Australian Open. But her history in Paris is a clear illustration of her resilience.

#french-open-tennis, #mouratoglou-patrick, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #tennis, #williams-serena

Empty Seats, Slowly Filled With Energy

A photographer’s account of covering a U.S. Open unlike any that had come before it.

#azarenka-victoria, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Serena’s Rivals Are Emboldened. But She Still Has the Fire and the Game.

On Thursday, Serena Williams’s quest for a 24th Grand Slam singles title was thwarted once more. Maybe it doesn’t really matter.

#azarenka-victoria, #brady-jennifer-1995, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Naomi Osaka Reaches U.S. Open Final With Win Over Jennifer Brady

Osaka, the 2018 U.S. Open champion, prevailed even as she had her power matched by Brady for much of the match.

#azarenka-victoria, #brady-jennifer-1995, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Serena Williams Makes U.S. Open Semifinals With Tough Comeback

Williams prevailed over the unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova after losing the first set.

#pironkova-tsvetana, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

At the U.S. Open, Silence Is a Sweet Sound for the Underdogs

More than half the players who made the quarterfinals were not supposed to be there, including a seriously unlikely semifinalist in Jennifer Brady. “It’s a little bit easier when there is no fans,” she said.

#brady-jennifer-1995, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #djokovic-novak, #fissette-wim, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

Pironkova Surprises Even Herself in Her Return at the U.S. Open

Tsvetana Pironkova, playing in her first tournament since giving birth to a son in 2018, will face another mother, Serena Williams, in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

#azarenka-victoria, #pironkova-tsvetana, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

With No Crowd, Serena Williams Rallies Herself to Reach U.S. Open Quarterfinals

Her win over Maria Sakkari was her 100th at Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most of any player.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #sakkari-maria-1995, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena

With Novak Djokovic Out, the U.S. Open Peeks at Tennis’s Future

Parity and some missing star power from Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. A wide open women’s game beyond Serena Williams. This is where tennis is going.

#auger-aliassime-felix-2000, #djokovic-novak, #medvedev-daniil-1996, #tennis, #tsitsipas-stefanos, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #zverev-alexander

Ashe Stadium Again Turns Into an Arena of the Absurd

The stadium has been home to thrilling tennis moments, but also to strange and unusual ones.

#ashe-arthur-stadium, #carreno-busta-pablo-1991, #clijsters-kim, #djokovic-novak, #officiating-sports, #osaka-naomi-1997, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #williams-serena, #zverev-alexander