Serena Williams claimed her 18th major and 6th US Open title today, beating close friend Caroline Wozniacki in the final 6-3 6-3. Serena is now tied second with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on the all-time Grand Slam winners list. So, how does one celebrate such an amazing achievement? By partying with the girl she beat, of course!
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Novak Djokovic did a fancy dance after his straight forward win over Paul-Henri Mathieu. The Serb dropped only four games in his second round match and moves on to face Sam Querrey.
I've been moaning a lot about how boring tennis fashion has been this year to the point I didn't even bother to review Wimbledon, (they banned coloured undershorts and I gave up). So I'm grateful that the US Open is bringing it; I'd rather have ugly or wild fashions than boring, safe ones. With that in mind, let's start with Serena Williams.
This is a little Kim Kardashian pre Kanye, I have to admit. I think with leopard print you either love it and have scarves and pencil cases and shoes all covered in it, or you don't go anywhere near it. I am the latter. So while I like that Nike have done something different with this dress and I think the cut is nice, (if, like usual, too short), it's just not really me. But it IS Serena, and if anyone is going to pull off a leopard print tennis dress, it's her. So kudos to her for rocking the animal look with as much grace as she can, and paired with the pink it does come together. Now there was a blazer, but I'm going to be nice and pretend I never saw it.
Imagine being invited to the Delta Airways Open Mic Event with stars such as Orange Is The New Black’s Uzo Aduba and Laverne Cox, comedian Kathy Griffin, 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden, Glee’s Darren Criss, celebrity fitness trainer Shaun T and tennis star Jack Sock... and not being able to sing! I know how I'd cope with karaoke... get really drunk. But for athletes like Serena Williams, that's not an option. Thankfully, Serena can sing.
Serena strutted and danced as she sung Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are A New Best Friend," despite saying she really liked classic '80s rock and roll in the pre-performance interview. Check it out!
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – A finalist last year, Serena Williams made a successful, but tense debut at the 2014 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
With a slight edge in two tie-breaks, she defeated Australia’s Samantha Stosur: 7-6 (7), 7-6 (7).
“It’s been really good to play such close matches and then come out on top even though I’m defeated and then down. To be able to actually win those are really good,” Williams said.
“Like usually I would be upset over today, but I think I did well and she did well,” she said. “I’m just happy to get through this match.”
Wimbledon has been reasonably upset-free so far, (unlike last year), but I was hoping Aussie teen Nick Kyrgios would be able to pull off the upset over Richard Gasquet. Wimbledon is on pretty late in Australia so after Nick dropped the first two sets 3-6 6-7 I went to bed. Nick was playing Ok, his serve perhaps wasn't clicking as much as usual, but Gasquet just looked too solid. So imagine my surprise when I woke up, (at 2am, to watch soccer) and saw Nick pulled off the upset 10-8 in the fifth. It's a really exciting time for Aussie tennis fans who don't want to support Bernard Tomic. Nick is confident and has swagger, but he's humble and hard-working too. He takes on wildcard Jiri Vesely in the third round, who took out Gael Monfils in five sets.