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Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas.

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  Days after her controversial victory against her idol, Serena Williams, US Open winner Naomi Osaka is set to sign the biggest deal Adidas has ever signed with a female athlete, Business Insider and The Times of London are reporting. The contract for a cool $8.5 million will be announced Thursday, the news organizations report. It comes a few days […]

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In two of the top news stories of the past week, the caricature of Serena Williams by an Australian cartoonist and the shooting of an unarmed black man by a Dallas police officer, the connective tissue of race is obvious. What may be less apparent is the way that white womanhood is the go-to standard […]

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Comedian D.L. Hughley says women often get the short end of the stick, as was […]

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  Appearing a bit subdued this morning in her first ever talk-show interview, Naomi Osaka told NBC’s Today that winning the US Open still feels a bit surreal although it’s “slowly sinking in” that she bested Serena Williams, her childhood idol, whom she once wrote a paper on in third grade. Osaka, 20, also discussed […]

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As Serena Williams faced the media in the bowels of Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday night, every point she attempted to drive home made complete sense. It was unfair for the chair umpire to take away a point, and then a game, toward the end of her eventual loss to 2018 US Open champion Naomi […]

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Naomi Osaka's halting Japanese, her manners and her simple charm have swelled national pride in Japan.

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Arthur Ashe Jr. was the Jackie Robinson of tennis. Some make the case that Althea Gibson is Jackie. Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win Grand Slam events, winning them in 1957 and 1958. She was a lonely warrior who chose not to embrace the role of an activist. Ashe made history on […]

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Let’s get straight to it. Let’s analyze what happened with Serena Williams in the US Open final using that funky white privilege math. You have to be twice as good, but half as mad. Get it? When Williams called US Open chair umpire Carlos Ramos “a thief” for taking a point from her and he […]

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Yesterday, after Serena Williams defended her opponent, Naomi Osaka, against a torrent of boos following Osaka’s controversial win, Dictionary.com used the moment to exemplify “grace” on its Twitter account.

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By now, many of us know the story of what happened at the Women’s U.S. Open finals on Saturday.

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Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in straight sets to win the U.S. Open and become the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam. Unfortunately, the historic win was marred terribly by an officiating controversy.

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The women’s US Open final Saturday has us wondering: Do goats ever kick their own kids to the curb? We’ll find out soon enough. In the singles final Saturday, Serena Williams, 36, will once again face one of the women she and her sister inspired to enter the sport: Naomi Osaka. A few days after […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked […]

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Serena Williams showed once again why she is the greatest thing besides her sister Venus to happen to the sport of tennis when she won her quarterfinal match against Karolina Pliskova in the U.S. Open Tuesday night at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows, NY.

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At 11 a.m. Sept. 1, I received a text from Johnnie Ashe saying there was an urgent matter he wished to discuss. Ashe, the younger brother of tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr., said he planned to shake things up during the flag ceremony at the US Open in New York on Monday evening. When we […]

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While folks would agree that Serena Williams and Venus Williams are elite champs, some might argue that Serena is the better, more dominant player. As such, Serena crushed her sister in their 30th professional match to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open Friday night. As noted by The AP, the sisters had their […]

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The tennis gods have done this on purpose for the amusement of tennis fans worldwide. For the 30th time since becoming pros, Venus and Serena Williams will face each other and, in truth, the only winner is tennis.

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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s all about the tutu for Serena Williams at the U.S. […]

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At the start of the 2018 U.S. Open, Nike debuted a video of Richard Williams coaching his then 9-year-old daughter Serena Williams. The commercial juxtaposes the images of Richard crouched next to a tiny Serena as he says, “This is you in the U.S. Open.” The future icon bounces the ball and breathes before her serve.…

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Serena Williams has been ruling over her sport for nearly two decades, but ahead of and during this summer’s US Open, Williams is enthusiastically stepping into her status as a queen. In a new ad for Beats headphones, Williams appears dressed in a navy blue floor-length gown, complete with puffed sleeves, bejeweled embroidery and a […]

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It will be Serena vs Venus as the round three of the U.S. Open this year.

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In another tragic case of children gone too soon, a nine-year- old in Denver, Colorado committed suicide after being bullied because of his sexuality. Jamel myles told his mother over the summer that he was gay and was proud to tell his peers at joe shoemaker elementary school about his identity. After four days of school, he […]

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“Queen of the Court,” “G.O.A.T.” or “Serena the Superhero”; whatever you might fondly call tennis phenom Serena Williams, she is sports royalty. And while we were dismayed to hear that the French Tennis Federation had singled out Williams’ Nike-designed compression catsuit when explaining its ban on less traditional…

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On the first morning of the US Open at Flushing Meadows, it won’t matter whether or not Serena Williams shows up in a catsuit looking like a superhero the way she did at the French Open last spring. Or if the mother to a nearly 1-year-old daughter brings her A-game in a pink Versace sheath […]

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As we await Serena Williams’ first appearance at the U.S. Open since giving birth to daughter Alexis Olympia, don’t be surprised if we totally fangirl out. Every day, we seem to get a new slice of greatness from the G.O.A.T., and her latest commercial for Chase is, simply put, next level.

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Serena Williams got a bit of a boost in the seedings for the U.S. Open […]

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When the 24-year-old US Open champion received her $3.7 million check for winning the title, her reaction was absolutely priceless.

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Jan. 23, 2013 — Sloane Stephens defeats Serena Williams 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Jan. 24, 2013 — Williams tweets a picture of her injured ankle, which looks as if her foot is trying to swallow a cantaloupe. Jan. 25, 2013 — As the media touts Stephens as the next […]

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NEW YORK — Sandra Montrose and her daughter, Vernique, attended the US Open women’s final last year hoping to witness Serena Williams win another Grand Slam. But when Williams was bounced in the semifinals, the two were left disappointed. There was no Williams in this year’s final, but less than 30 minutes after watching Sloane […]

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Game. Sloane Stephens has got it. Always has. However, for years, the 24 year-old African-American […]

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