Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

Bianca Andreescu has become Canadas first grand slam champion of the open era, beating Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 It was as if Serena Williams was playing herself, the 17-year-old prodigy of 1999, when she won the first of her 23 grand slam titles, the first of six in front of her own fans except the mirror answered back on Saturday night when the remarkable Bianca Andreescu, 19, won the title, beating her in straight sets. It was her first slam final, the first time in four attempts shed gone past the second round, and she became the first Canadian to win a major when, after an hour and 40 minutes that seemed much longer, she brought the drama to a …

Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu

One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigy in Bianca Andreescu Not since Muhammad Ali roamed boxing in the 60s and 70s has there been an individual sporting psychodrama to equal that generated by Serena Williams. Three weeks short of her 38th birthday (which she does not celebrate because of her Jehovahs Witness faith), Williams is hurled into another anniversary she cannot avoid when she revisits the scene of probably her most anguished experience. It is a year since the great American left Arthur Ashe Stadium in tears, a broken champion who could do little but surrender to her own frailties and the Elina Svitolina in straight sets on …

Serena Williams overwhelms Elina Svitolina to reach 10th US Open final

The 23-time major champion is back in the US Open final after a one-sided win over Elina Svitolina on Thursday night in New York A spectacular sunset settled over Manhattan as Serena Williams, reluctant to embrace the evening of her own glowing career, blazed again to reach the final of the US Open, where psychic bruises from her meltdown in losing to Naomi Osaka a year ago have just about healed. She beat the fifth seed Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-1, to get there, and there was palpable relief in her voice when she said courtside, There were long games in the first set. Shes such a good player, two semis in a row. This is the biggest stadium for tennis …

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu to face Serena Williams in Toronto final

Bianca Andreescu will face Serena Williams after becoming the first Canadian woman to reach the championship match of the Rogers Cup since 1969 Bianca Andreescu beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-6(5) at the Rogers Cup on Saturday to become the first Canadian woman to reach the championship match of the tournament since 1969. Andreescu, who Original Article : HERE ;

Serena Williams battles burden of expectation before Simona Halep final

Both Wimbledon finalists will be fighting their emotions in what should be a momentous duel, with the American well placed for a 24th slam When Sabine Lisicki lost the final at Wimbledon to won the French Open last year and has reigned as No 1 in the world; Williamss story is familiar to all, a tale of alternating glory and struggle that would seem to have at least a chapter or two left. What they both share is a lingering fight with their emotions. Until Halep calmed her outer shell over the past couple of years, she was among the most volatile of competitors on the WTA Tour. Williams, as she admitted on Thursday after her best performance of the …

Simona Haleps show of power and belief helps her realise Wimbledon dream | Sean Ingle

Simona Halep has worked on her mentality as well as her groundstrokes and both were in fine fettle as she dismantled Serena Williams to win the singles title at Wimbledon It took 56 minutes into the biggest match of Simona Haleps career for her legs to go finally wobbly. But at that point her opponent, Serena Williams, was shuffling towards the net, head bowed and hand outstretched. And Centre Court was rising and roaring to salute a performance of staggering intensity. Watching on it seemed impossible that when Halep was a young child in Romania she used to cry before going on to court because she was so shy. Yet on the games biggest stage the tiny introvert was transformed …

Why do so many men think they could win a point off Serena Williams?

One in eight British men believe they could take a point off Serena Williams in a tennis match. Are they all delusional? She has a serve that once topped 128mph, has won 23 grand slam singles titles and is regarded by many to be the best female athlete of all time, Serena Williams. Good luck with that, tweeted Judy Murray. The sports broadcaster Catherine Whitaker tweeted: If youre one of the 12% you should be required to declare it on online dating profiles. Like a CRB check but for delusional morons. According to a YouGov poll, one in eight men in the general population, that is, not necessarily people who enjoy playing tennis said they thought they could win a …