Madison Keys has rumbled all the way to the quarterfinals of a major for the first time – and she’ll meet the player who inspired her to take up tennis in the first place.
By Alix Ramsay | Wednesday, 28 January, 2015 — www.ausopen.com
It cannot be easy growing up as a tennis player in America. For [...]
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (Jan. 19, 2015) – Sheer perfection! Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) put down a near flawless super G run Monday to win her 63rd Audi FIS Ski World Cup and etch her name into the record books as the winningest women’s World Cup racer ever. Skiing at the end of the top seed [...]
Thirteen years since she first became world No.1, can Venus Williams’ late-career renaissance continue at AO 2015?
By Jake Stevens | Tuesday, 20 January, 2015
It seems absurd that a former world number one and multiple Grand Slam champion can be overshadowed at Australian Open 2015, not least by her very own sister. But that’s the predicament [...]
Stacy Lewis made history in 2014 by becoming the 1st American to win the LPGA “triple crown” in 21 years. Lewis swept the 2014 LPGA awards and
Wins Player of the Year, Vare Trophy & Money List
Lewis captured the Rolex Player of the Year award for the 2nd time in 3 years, the Vare Trophy (for [...]
Alia Atkinson won Jamaica’s first-ever gold at the World Short Course Championships, becoming the first black woman to win a world swimming title. The 25-year-old equalled Plymouth-based Lithuanian Olympic champion Ruta Meilutyte’s 100m breaststroke world record of one minute and 2.36 seconds. Atkinson came from behind in the final length to beat defending champion [...]
Lauren Holiday was named the US Soccer 2014 Female Athlete of the Year on Saturday, capping a year in which the UCLA graduate won the National Women’s Soccer League with FC Kansas City, and was reinvented as a deep-lying playmaker on the national team.
Under head coach Jill Ellis, Holiday (neé Cheney), who had been United [...]
New Zealand shot putter Valerie Adams, 30, may have thrown farther in previous seasons than she did in 2014, but the Olympic champion added a ninth senior global title to her collection when she successfully defended her world indoor crown in Sopot and triumphed at the Commonwealth Games.
She was the only athlete in the world [...]
Lewis becomes first American to claim all three since Betsy King in 1993
NAPLES, Fla., November 23, 2014 – Stacy Lewis wrapped up an impressive 2014 season in style sweeping the LPGA’s three most prestigious honors — Rolex Player of the Year, Vare Trophy and LPGA Official Money List title. Lewis becomes the first American to [...]
World No. 1 Serena Williams has been voted WTA Player of the Year for the sixth time. She’s one of only three women who have won it more than twice. Williams had a phenomenal year, winning her historic 18th Grand Slam title, the biggest payout in tennis history and Year-End World No.1 presented by [...]
The former student-athlete lost her leg, not her spirit, in a horrific accident
November 13, 2014 1:22pm by Meghan Durham (www.ncaa.org)
April Holmes prayed every day on her way to her corporate job in Philadelphia. She prayed that God would guide her toward a different career. She prayed for one that would let her to travel often [...]