Roger Federer, a genius who made tennis look effortless

CNN — We are living through a period where the expected has surprised. In life, there is always an ending. Always. We know this. We anticipate this. We try to prepare for this. But when the passage of time forces a chapter to inevitably close, the reality of it all still stuns like a thunderbolt. … Read more

Serena Williams welcomes Roger Federer to the ‘retirement club’ and pays tribute to the tennis GOAT

Serena Williams paid tribute to fellow tennis great Roger Federer as she welcomed him to the ‘retirement club’. Federer announced on Thursday that he will retire from the sport at the age of 41, with the last tournament of his illustrious career to be the Laver Cup in London, scheduled to be held at the … Read more

Serena Williams’ last ever tennis match is the most watched in ESPN’s 43-year history

Serena Williams’s last ever tennis match is the most watched in ESPN’s 43-year history with a peak of 6.9m viewers – as her three US Open singles contests and doubles tie with sister Venus increased audience by 101%! Serena Williams’s defeat at the US Open on Friday has smashed ESPN records Loss to Ajla Tomljanovic … Read more

Serena Williams’ last ever tennis match is the most watched in ESPN’s 43-year history

Serena Williams’s last ever tennis match is the most watched in ESPN’s 43-year history with a peak of 6.9m viewers – as her three US Open singles contests and doubles tie with sister Venus increased audience by 101%! Serena Williams’s defeat at the US Open on Friday has smashed ESPN records Loss to Ajla Tomljanovic … Read more

US Open 2022 – What it’s like to be Ajla Tomljanovic, the villain in the Serena Williams’ fairy-tale farewell

NEW YORK — Ajla Tomljanovic’s first words in her postmatch interview Friday after beating Serena Williams were, “I’m feeling really sorry.” She spoke just a minute after Williams had walked off the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, for what is likely to be the final time as a pro. Tomljanovic had bested her in a … Read more

Serena Williams refuses to confirm retirement despite her US Open loss to Ajla Tomlajanovic

Family and friends of Serena Williams were milling around the players’ area lobby late on Friday night at Flushing Meadows and there was no funeral air. The retiring superstar had just lost in the US Open third round, but the atmosphere was relaxed, with husband Alexis carrying daughter Olympia and chatting away. They seemed at … Read more

Serena Williams loses at the US Open in what could be the last match of her career

all right. Women people of color always put down because of the way they look or some people’s ideas think they can’t do as much. So putting serena as *** role model and all she’s done is really good to have the motivation that she has and have just the capacity to take whatever is … Read more

Serena Williams loses to Tomljanovic in US Open farewell

NEW YORK (AP) — Leave it to Serena Williams to not want to go quietly, to not want this match, this trip to the US Openthis transcendent career of hers, to really, truly end. Right down to what they were, barring a change of heart, the final minutes of her quarter-century of excellence on the … Read more

Fighting at 40: Older fans take heart in Serena’s success

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if they could bottle a potion called “Just Serena.” That was Serena Williams’ succinct, smiling explanation for how she managed — at nearly 41, and match-rusty — to defeat the world’s second-ranked player and advance Wednesday to the third round of a US Open that so far, doesn’t feel much … Read more