Tag Archives: victoria azarenka

  • Sloane Stephens Sets Up Serena Clash; Madison Keys Emerging as Threat

    Mar 16, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    *Now that all the fanfare has died down surrounding Serena Williams’ return to Indian Wells, the tournament must go on. Outside of Williams, America has been hard pressed to produce top performers in either the WTA or the ATP fields unlike the days of old when the U.S. used to dominate in both. There have […]

  • Serena Williams Ends Indian Wells Boycott

    Mar 13, 15 by Gerald Radford Leave a comment


    *It’s the end of an era … or an error thought to be made by tennis fans in Indian Wells, California.  After 13 years of boycotting the BNP Paribas tournament held there at the Tennis Gardens due to what she, her sister and the rest of her family deemed to be overt racism, Serena Williams […]

  • Serena Overcomes Wind, Nerves, Azarenka to Nab 17th Grand Slam

    Sep 9, 13 by garadf 8 Comments


    *The 2013 Us Open women’s trophy has been claimed … and the rightful owner is Serena Williams. Now adding a 17th title to her trophy case, Serena did something, well many things that either she’s never done or hasn’t been done before at all (not exhaustive). — She had never defended a US Open title […]

  • Soul of the US Open: Serena Williams Remains to Defend Title

    Sep 5, 13 by garadf 2 Comments


    *It’s now down to the wire of the 2013 US Open. With the second week of the tournament well underway in New York, the weak have been separated from the strong and the lucky from the unlucky. And regardless of which of the two groups they’re repping, those who remain are so close to taking […]

  • Serena Williams ‘Twirls’ From Charleston to Rome; Captures Four Consecutive Titles

    May 19, 13 by garadf 5 Comments


    *In the immortal words of singer Sunshine Anderson, we’ve “heard it all before…” but it’s still worthy of mentioning that women’s tennis powerhouse, Serena Williams, is on another tear. She’s just a few Grand Slam steps away from reaching “greatest of all time” numbers in the sport, which makes recording her exploits all the more […]

  • A Tearful Serena Williams Breaks Record, Reclaims WTA No. 1 Ranking

    Feb 15, 13 by garadf 1 Comment


    *For the first time in two years, Serena Williams can validly lift her finger as being the WTA world no. 1. Her this-generation rival, Victoria Azarenka, had held the spot for the past 51 weeks after avoiding a near-miss of losing it at the Australian open by taking home the hardware for the second time […]