Top-seeded Serena Williams overcame a week fighting jet lag to beat fellow American Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 to retain the Bank of the West Classic title at Stanford on Sunday.
Just eight days after winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title, Williams fought off a set point in the first set before overcoming big-serving Vandeweghe, who had reached her first WTA final. Read More
If Serena Williams was feeling the effects of her whirlwind trip from England after winning her fifth Wimbledon title on Saturday to the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford this week, it sure didn’t show in her first match of the tournament. Read More
Though Wimbledon is barely over, tennis’s top female stars are already gearing up for their next big tournament, as the Bank of the West Classic kicks off today at Stanford.
Serena Williams — the tournament’s biggest draw fresh off winning her fifth Wimbledon singles title and fifth doubles title with her sister, Venus — will receive a much-needed first-round bye, as will Dominika Cibulkova, Marion Baratoli and Jelena Jankovic. Read More
Are you ready for some football? They have it here, in the papers 365 days a year — here meaning all of Great Britain, football meaning soccer. But there’s no lockout, so at least stories have substance.
Yes, Wimbledon, the All England Lawn Tennis Championships, is in full flower — and full of strawberries and cream, priced at $4 for a small bowl anywhere on the grounds. Read More
Trying to switch directions while chasing a shot beneath the Royal Box at Wimbledon's Centre Court, Rafael Nadal lost his footing and took a nasty-looking spill, flinging his racket in the air while he fell. Read More
Some quotes and notes from around the NFL last week:
- From Boomer Esiason, the talented analyst from the CBS “NFL Today Show” on stoic Browns coach Eric Mangini: “This guy can take the fun out of a 10-year-old’s birthday party with Big Bird.” You are correct Boomer, Mangini needs to chill and realize players are humans, not robots. Read More