No matter what you think of the Williams sisters, their rise to the top of the tennis world is one of the most intriguing stories in sports. Now, in a new documentary titled, "Venus and Serena" you will be relive their journey from unlikely prodigies living in Compton to future Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees. The movie debuts on iTunes on April 4th, and in theaters on May 10th. I can't wait to see it! What about you? Enjoy!
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Serena and Venus Williams are currently on the cover of The New York Times Magazine (OMG those bodies!!!) and there is an amazing interview inside that focuses on the sisterly pair. This is my favorite part (about Venus):
Because she’s usually frowning and scowling on court, or squinting and chewing the inside of her mouth, or looking bummed in the changeover chair — or finally at the end sometimes grinning and laughing maniacally — it’s easy to find yourself unprepared for her sheer prettiness, as witnessed when she’s more or less at ease, 6-foot-1 in pale designer jeans, quietly flashing the smile that made her at one time the richest woman in sports (before Maria Sharapova came along).
by JAMES HENRY
CINCINNATI – Venus Williams is winning. And it sure feels good.
“I didn’t realize I was going to be that excited when I won,” she said after defeating current U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur to advance from the quarterfinals at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
“I’d like to think that this is only the beginning for me of more semifinals. Of course, I’m going to stay focused and try to make it to a final match, as well.
“So, for me, I’d like to take it a lot further. I haven’t played a lot since 2010, so this is awesome for me already.”
Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001, withdrew from the second round of last year’s event, announcing she had been diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, a disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain.
Now, the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion is back to her winning ways.
The ladies of the WTA shined tonight at the annual WTA Tour Pre-Wimbledon Party at the Roof Gardens in London. *Most* of the women looked absolutely stunning and I can't quite pick a favorite (or decide on last place) so I need you to do it for me! So look closely at the pictures of Elena Vesnina, Agnieszka Radwanska, Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Li Na, and Petra Kvitova and make your choice for: Best Dressed, Worst Dressed, Best Hair, Best, Makeup, Best Overall, and of course - Worst Overalll. Have fun!
ESPNW is counting down the top 40 female athletes in the past 40 years to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which promoted gender equality in women's sports by saying,
No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.
ESPNW created their list by using an industry-wide panel of journalists and women's sports experts, and so far they have profiled 34 players, 5 of which are tennis players!
It feels like years ago I was typing out my fashion blog for the Australian Open while eating takeaways after a long day at the tennis. My tan’s faded and Melbourne is chilly, but the tennis goes on. Roland Garros is usually a Slam that struggles to inspire the absolute best in fashion, possibly due to the lack of night session and proximity to Wimbledon, but this year some of the top players have really stepped it up. One lady in particular has made a comeback both on and off the court with her self-designed label. You know who I’m talking about. Read on and let me know if you agree with my choices in the comments box below.
First there were rumours he’d gone to Nike. That opened a discussion about Sergio Tacchini, and how they’d failed to capitalise on the success of the world No.1 player. But Novak Djokovic stuck with them for a little while longer and in Rome played in an outfit that was little more than a Serbian flag. After that shambles, most Djokovic fans felt ready for the inevitable split and when it did happen chat started again about which company Djokvoic would represent come Roland Garros. I doubt anyone guessed it would be the brand that was revealed just hours after the announcement of the ST split, but Djokovic surprised by signing with Uniqlo, a Japanese company that also sponsors Kei Nishikori and will be looking to make a better job of providing Djokovic fans with quality clothing than ST ever did. Djokovic’s inaugural Uniqlo outfit isn’t all that different from ST; Serbian colours and a collar still feature. However where ST could be a bit gaudy come the Serbian theme, Uniqlo has toned it down to just a few red and white stripes. They may be going for a classic look, but it’s also a bit boring and the man who currently holds three of four Slams surely deserves to stand out a little more. Or maybe they’re just letting Djokovic’s tennis do the talking. Regardless, it’s a solid if not outstanding debut.
Over the weekend, Venus and Serena Williams hosted the 3rd annual Williams Invitational in Florida. The invitational is held for family and friends, and this year it had an 80's theme.
Serena got into the act with neon hair scrunchies, stone-washed denim fringed jacket, and unitard paired with ankle warmers and roller skates.