Serena Williams

Tennis player Serena Williams performs onstage at the Delta Open Mic with Serena Williams event Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

Serena the singer? Tennis star does karaoke

  NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams replaced her tennis racket with a microphone at a karaoke event a week ahead of the U.S. Open. The top-ranked athlete performed “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” […]

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This May 14, 2014 file photo shows U.S. tennis player Serena Williams returning the ball to Germany's Andrea Petkovic at the Italian open tennis tournament in Rome. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca, File)

Nick announces nominees for sports awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Serena Williams has the best chance to take home some hardware from Nickelodeon’s first-ever Kids’ Choice Sports awards show, due to be telecast live on July 17 from Los […]

05/21/2014

This publicity image released by Simon & Schuster shows the cover of "Black and White The Way I See It," by Richard Williams and Bart Davis. The book comes out May 6. It goes into detail about how Indian Wells, as Richard Williams writes, "disgraced America." (AP Photo/Simon & Schuster)

Book by father of Serena, Venus Williams out May 6

Serena Williams’ father says he won’t return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family was booed — and subjected to racial epithets, according to […]

04/29/2014

Venus Williams returns a shot to Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, in New York. Williams defeated Flipkens. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Venus Williams upsets Flipkens at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams had been 14-0 in the first round of the U.S. Open, though she never had to face an opponent ranked in the top 30 at that stage. Williams was […]

08/26/2013

Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams joined celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson for a cooking demonstration Thursday, Aug. 23, 2013 as part of an event leading up to the U.S. Open championships in New York City. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

Serena and Venus test their culinary skills

NEW YORK (AP) — Could cooking be the new doubles endeavor for Serena and Venus Williams? The two tennis superstars giggled and teased each other as they joined celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson in a cooking […]

08/23/2013

Serena Williams reacts to losing a point during All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, England (AP Photo).

Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon stunner

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon. The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set […]

07/01/2013

Serena Williams reacts to losing a point during All England Lawn Tennis Championships, Wimbledon, England (AP Photo).

Williams loses to Lisicki in Wimbledon stunner

LONDON (AP) – Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon. The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set […]

07/01/2013

Serena Williams, Brisbane International Final

Williams wins down under

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) – Serena Williams has begun the new year with another win. She defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final of the Brisbane International final.

01/05/2013

Today in History, September 26 (video)

Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV’s first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams born; ‘West Side Story’ hits […]

09/26/2012

Happy feet! Olympic athletes unleash victory dances

By Jill Lawless, Associated Press From the track to the ring to the sandpit, this crop of Olympians just can’t stop the beat. The London Games have brought an outpouring of crazy, creative victory celebrations. […]

08/10/2012

Serena Williams stars in new NFL gear ads

(AP) – Football fans will soon be pulling out their jerseys, but a few have gotten a jump on the season: Serena Williams, Melania Trump and Condoleezza Rice are among the NFL fans who’ll be […]

08/04/2012

Serena Williams reaches 7th Wimbledon final

(AP) – Serena Williams is back in the Wimbledon final. The 13-time Grand Slam champion advanced to her seventh Wimbledon final by beating second-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 6-3, 7-6 (6) Thursday. Williams finished with […]

07/05/2012

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