Serena wins the U.S. Open quarterfinal against her sister Venus. 6-2, 1-6, 6-3. Serena is 16-11 in their all-in-the-family matches, including 9-5 in majors and 3-2 at the U.S. Open. Serena:
Obviously we are very, very tough competitors on the court, but once the match is over, the second it’s done, you know, we’re sisters, we’re roommates, and we’re all that.
They both played their best. If they were feeling uncomfortable with playing each other, they could not play at that level.
Rowling responds to twitter trolls against Wimbledon champion Serena Williams.
Williams appears on the cover of April 2015 issue of Vogue. She talks about about her friendship with her competitor Caroline Wozniacki and her plans to expand her interest in fashion.
I feel like I have a desire to be better than ever. I am never, ever, satisfied. I always want to do more, be more, reach a new level. Not just in tennis but in everything I do.
Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also said the sisters were “scary” to look at.
I think the WTA did a great job of taking (the) initiative and taking immediate action to his comments.I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying.
Williams debuts her Signature Statement Collection for Spring 2015 on day six of New York’s Fashion Week. The line features athletic style and is available for sale on HSN. HSN president and CMO Bill Brand:
Serena truly is passionate about this. This is what Serena wears on the weekends. It’s the weekend dress-up look that Serena has captured in her collection. There was a hint of sport through all of it.
Williams secures victory over opponent Caroline Wozniacki as she wins her 18th career Grand Slam singles title. Williams is the world’s number one player and her win currently takes her level with tennis superstars, Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.
It was a really wonderful feeling, it was wonderful finish.
Williams recovers from a slow start to beat Flavia Penneta and make it to the semi-finals with a 6-3 6-2 game. Williams has not lost more than three games in any set the tournament.
I felt she was playing really well, I don’t feel I was doing too much wrong (in the first three games). I just said to myself that if she keeps it up then she absolutely deserves the win and I just tried to do a little better. I had a lot of fun today, I really enjoyed it and I’m so happy to have won.
Williams struggles through a doubles match with her sister Venus against competitors Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Vögeleas. A stomach virus has left her very vulnerable and out of energy.
I decided not to play in Bastad, because I am still not feeling 100%. I want to be in perfect condition to go back on court, but unfortunately it’s not the case. I really hope to be able to get back to training from next week, Williams issued a statement after her withdrawal from Bastad.
Letterman interviews Serena and she talks about the beauties of Paris, Billie Jean King and her game techniques. Serena:
I feel so good every time I step out on the court.
Williams appears on the cover of Essence magazine to discuss her big butt and being the number one tennis player in the world.
It can be a bit weird. Before it was, ‘Serena has a big butt,’ and that was all. Now there are way more people who feel comfortable with themselves and they’re saying, ‘I’m a woman, and this is what I look like.’ I always say, ‘We’re popular now! We’re finally in style!
Serena is fined $92,000 and placed on tennis probation when she threatens to shove a tennis ball down a line judges throat. She wants to use her fine to donate to Haitian charities. Serena:
I don’t think I was so courteous at the time.
Serena talks about the bond between her and sister Venus and reveals her excitement regarding Wimbledon. Serena:
Venus always gets mad when I steal her clothes and her bags.
Serena makes an appearance on the UK talk show, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross to talk about her current rankings, being competitive with her sister, and her fitness routine.
When I was three and four years old I worked just as hard as Roger Federer.
Williams talks about playing against her older sister Venus when she was growing up in an interview with O Magazine.
When we were younger, it was difficult for me to play Venus because she’d always beat me so badly. I had to improve just so I could stay in the game. Even now when we practice together, I have to watch out because she’ll just blow me off the court.
The sisters talk about the French Open, losing to younger sibling Serena, being ranked 1 and 2 as the first African-Americans in history and the impact of the game. Serena:
Once the match is over we are family and friends again but during the match we are competitors.
Venus and Serena talk about what they want to accomplish from playing tennis, family bonding, and their enjoyment of the game. Serena:
I love to compete, I love nothing more than going out there and coming off with the win.
Serena and Venus practice at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy in Florida. They express future dreams and practice with their father and coach, Richard Williams. Richard:
Serena will probably be a better player than Venus.