After 49 weeks off the tour first with injury and then a potentially life threatening pulmonary embolism, Serena Williams was in tears after winning her first match back at Wimbledon where she is defending champion. It was an emotional match up for bot Serena and Aravane Rezai whom she beat 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, with both players having horrible years professionally and personally. Read more
We knew Bethanie Mattek-Sands was planning some sort of tennis ball meets Lady Gaga inspired dress but we weren’t sure when it was going to appear. Bethanie has stunned, and not in a good way, the tennis community at the pre-Wimbledon party overnight. The American recently played at Roland Garros with war stripes painted under her eyes.
Other more fashion friendly players such as Maria Sharapova looked fabulous on the night. Meanwhile Serena Williams’ appearance at the players party fueled speculation that the American superstar has undergone plastic surgery during her year long injury time out.
Jelena Jankovic and Ana Ivanovic may have looked better, and Vania King and Yaroslava Shvedova may have had the most horrendous tan lines on display, but Mattek-Sands was definitely the undisputed worst dressed for the evening (and probably forever) Read more
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The Williams sisters have made a triumphant return to tennis. Despite the fact that Serena lost her second round match at Eastbourne today she was positive about the result, especially given she took world number two Vera Zvonareva to three sets. Read more
I know I should be focused on the amazing comeback of Serena Williams after all her health problems but if I’m totally honest the first thing I thought was ‘Has Serena Williams had some plastic surgery?’. She just looked different, and not just make up different. So I’ve pulled some photos and you can decide.
Let me know what you think! Read more
Ahead of her Wimbledon comeback Serena Williams has talked about how truly unwell she was with her recent issues with multiple pulmonary emboli, saying she was not only close to losing her career but also close to death. A pulmonary embolism can cause a stroke and Williams was luck to be able to avoid that but did have to have surgery to remove a haematoma that was created by her blood thinning daily injections. Read more
Serena Williams will make her return to competitive tennis at Wimbledon after 12 months off with injury. Serena confirmed today that she would play at Eastbourne before playing Wimbledon where she is defending champion.
“I am so excited to be healthy enough to compete again. These past 12 months have been extremely tough and character building.
I have so much to be grateful for. I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support. Serena’s back!”
Maria Sharapova, far from a clay court goddess, handed out a thumping clay court lesson to Andrea Petkovic. The German youngster had nothing to dance about after Sharapova, who is looking to complete a career Grand Slam this year, trounced her 6-0 in the first set in just 32 minutes. Sharapova was clearly not messing about, relentlessly thumping her shots and teaching the (at times) cocky young Petkovic what champions are made of. Read more
The organisers of Roland Garros must be thanking their lucky stars that Kim Clijsters and Juan Martin del Potro have decided to play and the Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been making history with no signs of stopping because the other big names keep dropping. Venus and Serena Williams have decided to sit out after months off with injury, instead focusing on their return to the English grass courts. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Andy Roddick have also followed the growing list of injured players. Read more
It has been announced that Serena Williams has not yet recovered enough after two foot surgeries, blood clots and a pulmonary embolism to play at Roland Garros.
Williams released the following statement:
“While I am making good progress, unfortunately I won’t be able to compete in Roland Garros as I am continuing to rehab my foot and recover from the pulmonary embolism.
I am grateful for every moment I have and the fact that I have returned to the court. I am hopeful that I will be back competing this summer. Thank you all for your continued prayers.” Read more