If you win the French Open look out for Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon.
Sabine has now made four consecutive Wimbledon quarterfinals (she missed 2010) and has taken the French Open champion down along the way each time – this time is was Serena Williams.
Coming into the tournament Serena had been on a 34 match winning streak and it was said to be her tournament to lose but in a tournament of upsets and injuries the five time champion has been sent packing. Sabine won the encounter 6-2, 2-6, 6-4. Read more
A nasty fall in her first round match saw Serena Williams lying on her back with her hands covering her face. Despite heavy strapping to her ankle – both ankles and feet have repeatedly troubled Serena over the last two seasons – Serena was forced to take a medical time out.
Her opponent Edina Gallovits-Hall rushed over to Serena’s side as the physios appeared on court. The injury didn’t stop Serena from gaining a 6-0, 6-0 victory. Read more
Serena Williams has ended her holiday in the Bahamas and is now set to begin her 2013 season preparation. After kicking back in the sunshine Serena shared photos with her fans and Tweeted ‘Really bummed I am leaving the Bahamas Albany Resort is#1 missing u already.’ Read more
This time last year Virginie Razzano was just trying to breathe and get through the day after he fiance died after battling a brain tumour for many years. Today the world number 111 was at the brink of defeat and instead Razzano beat Serena Williams in their first round match 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in a surprising upset.
It all seemed done and dusted when Virginie screamed and grabbed her calf towards the end of the second set. But the resilient crowd favourite shook it off. Read more
With the three of the five most powerful and most likely to win the Australian Open in the WTA suffering injuries recently Li Na and Petra Kvitova as the only ones in cruise control. Serena Williams appears to have recovered from a ankle sprain in Perth and is flaunting her ripped body during Rod Laver Arena practice sessions. Kim Clijsters insists her hip is better but she has struggled so much in the last 12 months with injury issues that the defending champ is still under a cloud of doubt.
That leaves Caroline Wozniacki who is clinging to her number one spot as the only one without a Grand Slam and the one in the biggest doubt. Read more
Serena Williams has hit the practice courts in Melbourne showing positive signs that she will be ready for the Australian Open despite a nasty ankle roll last week at the Brisbane International. Serena had Kinesio Tape up her calf in a cut that is traditionally used to help move fluid and bruising away from a site of injury, in this case the ankle.
The taping in this pattern can remove the swelling and bruising significantly faster than any other products as it improves circulation and lymphatic drainage. Read more
The slow motion replay of Serena Williams rolling her left ankle at the Brisbane International today is not pretty. The sprain has forced Williams to withdraw from her quarter-final with Daniela Hantuchova.
Later, after hobbling to her media interviews, Serena said, ”I have been to hospital and it has been confirmed that I have a left ankle sprain that I probably shouldn’t play on. I’m going to take a couple of days off – not too many – and see how I feel. I’m still hopeful of playing the Australian Open.” Read more
Serena Williams has been enjoying her time off before the 2012 season starts, hitting the beaches in Miami over the Christmas break. As always Serena’s bikini struggled to contain her curves but the American superstar didn’t seem to care as she enjoyed a day on a yacht with friends. Read more