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Venus Williams after her 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-3 victory over CoCo Vandeweghe in the Australian Open semifinals on Thursday. Credit Jason Reed/Reuters
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Venus vs. Serena: ‘A Williams Is Going to Win’ the Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Venus Williams became the oldest Australian Open singles finalist of the Open era on Thursday, holding off her powerful 25-year-old American compatriot CoCo Vandeweghe in a three-set semifinal full of winners, errors and intensity. It was a bravura performance — reminiscent of her best tennis earlier in […]

Venus Williams, left, and her sister Serena at the Australian Open in 1998. Credit Rick Stevens/Associated Press
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A Final Match for Venus and Serena Williams. But Maybe Not the Last One.

MELBOURNE, Australia — The sibling rivalry, at least on the tennis tour, started right here at the Australian Open for the Williams sisters. It was 1998, and older sister Venus beat younger sister Serena, 7-6 (4), 6-1, in a second-round match that — as intrusive as it felt to watch […]

Williams made 88 unforced errors against her fellow American Getty
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Top seed Serena Williams crashes out of ASB Classic to Madison Brengle

World number two Williams was beaten 6-4 6-7 (7/3) 6-4 by the 26-year-old, who is 70 places below her in the current rankings Top seed Serena Williams was knocked out of the ASB Classic in Auckland in the second round by fellow American Madison Brengle on Wednesday. World number two […]

Serena Williams Announces Engagement to Alexis Ohanian, Reddit’s Co-Founder
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Serena Williams Announces Engagement to Alexis Ohanian, Reddit’s Co-Founder

“Who the Heck Is Alexis Ohanian, and Why Would Serena Williams Want to Date Him?” Slate magazine asked in a headline last year. Mr. Ohanian is a co-founder of Reddit, and, as of Thursday, Ms. Williams not only wants to date him, but plans to marry him. Ms. Williams, the […]

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Serena Williams: I’m not a white man, so I’m underrated

Serena Williams says recognition of her rightful place in the tennis pantheon — and she’ll say it: No. 1 all-time — has been withheld because she is a woman and because she is black. “I think if I were a man, I would have been in that conversation a long […]