Intentionally or not, Richard Williams backed up the argument his daughter Serena Williams made earlier this year about the curious ranking of Dinara Safina atop the WTA. Earlier this year, Serena Williams dismissed the legitimacy of Safina’s ranking since she has never won a Grand Slam (much the same way Jelena Jankovic was Read More
What's wrong with Venus Williams?
"I just was feeling dizzy, a little sick to the stomach," she said. "Was just having some energy problems. I'm not really sure what's wrong with me."
Neither does anyone else. After making 56 unforced errors in her agonizingly close quarterfinal match with Jelena Jankovic, Venus made 35 this afternoon—compared Read More
It wasn't a work of art from Venus in her match against Jelena Jankovic. She hit 56 unforced errors and had 8 double-faults. But when it came to a deciding third-set tiebreaker, she played her best tennis of the night.
"I felt really strong in the tiebreak, I felt fairly fresh," she said, "and Read More
Jelena Jankovic and Venus Williams just finished hitting some last-minute balls on the practice courts before their quarterfinal match tonight.
Jankovic was walking back into Arthur Ashe Stadium when she told me how she could win tonight. “I’m gonna have to lift my game from where it’s been over the last few matches,” she said. Read More
Is Serena Williams secretly injured?
After her match against Marion Bartoli, she was asked if anything was affecting her physically: “I would be the last person to tell you just in case Justine or Safina reads it, and they're like, ‘Oh, I know what to do.’”
Then her father, Richard, had this to say to Read More
There's probably only one person in the world who wasn't impressed with Venus Williams thoroughly swift dispatch of Ana Ivanovic. Her dad.
“I don’t think she played that great today,” said Richard Williams. “The second serve wasn’t doing anything. Venus wasn’t turning. She wasn’t meeting the serve return. She hit too many serves out.” Read More
Aug. 29, 2005, 3:30 p.m.
I sit on the No. 7 train, heading to the U.S. Open, and I admire the shapely calves of the woman sitting next to me. She’s talking to two colleagues who stand in front of her, and they’re all going to the Open. One of her colleagues is a fey Read More
Everyone knows that last Sept. 11, many New Yorkers reconnected with their exes. Or they found themselves forgiving when former personae non gratae contacted them. There were sparks and rekindlings and, from what we hear, a few earnest restarts.
We’re guessing that the Sept. 11 ex reconnection will become an annual ritual, like the Read More