Women's Tennis News
Clearly hobbled by an injury, Venus Williams managed to collect the 47th WTA title of her illustrious career, and more importantly her biggest in more than five years – her last title at the Premier 5 level or higher came at another Premier 5-level event, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, in February 2010.
Flavia Pennetta of Italy won the 2015 US Open Championship and then announced her retirement. Pennetta defeated compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7-4) 6-2 to become only the second Italian woman to win one of the tennis majors. The 33-year-old confirmed she plans to play the rest of the season before retiring.
Unseeded Roberta Vinci (ITA) defeated Serena Williams to end the World No.1 chase of history. Williams came out of the gate quickly, taking the first set 6-4, but the 32-year old Vinci stuck to her game plan and had the 21 time Grand Slam winner on her heels for the 2nd and 3rd set. Vinci, [...]
Flushing Meadows ~ It wasn’t pretty, but Serena Williams survives near scare from Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, in her 7-6, 6-3 second-round win. Williams, at 34, is playing her 16th US Open while Bertens, 24, was competing in her third.
Williams next opponent will be fellow American Bethanie Mattek-Sands who looked tough in her 6-2, 6-1 win [...]
by Denise Saul
August 31, 2015
Flushing Meadows, NY ~ 21-year-old Monica Puig of Puerto Rico, gave No.23 seed and former champion Venus Williams, the winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles all she could handle. Puig battled back from triple-match point in a second-set tiebreaker but couldn’t carry that momentum into the third set and fell, [...]
Flushing Meadows, NY ~ 08/26/15 - The last time we saw 19-year old Victoria Duval at the US Open, was in 2013 when she made headlines with her victory over the 11th seeded Sam Stosur. After qualifying for the US Open, Duval won her first-round match by a score of 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 against Top 15 [...]
World No.1 Serena Williams captured her second consecutive Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati on Sunday, defeated new World No.2 player Simona Halep (ROU) in straight sets 6-3, 7-6. Williams saved her best performance of the tournament for last, serving up 15 aces and outlasting her younger opponent. This was the 5th title of 2015 so [...]
Aug. 9, 2015 ~ Sloane Stephens captured her first WTA Tour title Sunday at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C. Stephens defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-1, 6-2 in the Citi Open final.
A look back at Garbine Muguruza’s passage to the ladies’ singles final, where she will go head-to-head with Serena Williams for the 2015 title.
Playing in the first Grand Slam final of her blossoming career, the No.20-seeded Muguruza came out on fire, breaking in the very first game of the match then holding for 2-0. And [...]
Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title on Saturday, defeating 21 year old Garbine Muguruza in straight sets 6-4, 6-4. For Serena, it’s her second ‘Serena Slam’ -holding all four major titles at the same time, and her 21st Major title.
Serena Slam 1 was the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open in 2002 and Australian [...]