Tags: Williams, Serena

No Storybook Ending for Serena Williams. Instead, a Wimbledon Title for Angelique Kerber.

Against Williams, she won the first set with her signature shot: a forehand winner down the line. And when Kerber served for the match, Williams threw up a high defensive shot at 30-30 that landed deep, a shot that required Kerber to generate the pace. She did not shrink from the responsibility. She coolly nailed…

On Tennis: As Serena Williams Rolls, It’s Tempting to Think About No. 24

WIMBLEDON, England — It was the overstuffed day they call Manic Monday at Wimbledon, and yet Serena Williams seemed so unflustered. See a soft second serve. Crush it. Need an ace. Deliver it. The suspense was gone shortly after her fourth-round match began, and in 62 minutes it was over for real as Williams defeated…

Mothers in Tennis Grow in Influence

Every tennis-playing mother’s circumstances are different. Azarenka shares custody of her 18-month-old son, Leo, with her ex-boyfriend. Rodina, who will make at least $216,318 for advancing to the fourth round, which is more than triple her year-to-date earnings, has leaned on her national federation for financial assistance because sponsorships have, for the most part, proved…