Tags: Williams, Serena

On Tennis: WTA Finals May Be Full of Surprises

If women’s tennis were a bistro, there would be “a whole lot on the menu,” Tracy Austin said. It is hard to argue. The men’s game has re-entered another phase of dominance by Novak Djokovic. But with one season about to end and another soon to begin, the women’s game remains delightfully difficult to categorize…

Umpire in Serena Williams Dispute Was a Stickler From the Start

LISBON — Day after day, Jose Miguel Fernandes, a budding tennis player, and his father would pick up his friend Carlos Ramos and drive to a tennis club outside Lisbon, where the two teenagers would practice for hours. For Ramos, it was to little avail: He remained a persistent but unspectacular player. He did know…

Critic’s Notebook: Serena Williams Came In on a High Road. It Made Her Fall More Devastating.

It’s easy to forget now because it happened two very long weeks ago, but Serena Williams arrived at the 2018 United States Open already wronged. Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation, which puts on the French Open, had just vowed to ban outfits like the great, black, full-body compression suit, with short…