Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Serena Williams In Spandex & Hangin' With Selita Ebanks
Serena Williams and Selita Ebanks are Telemundo Women of Tomorrow. The two were all smiles at Telemundo's event while posing for pictures and looking like Mama's biscuits in designer clothes.
In other Serena Williams news the line judge in the outburst incident is speaking out about Serena's rant.
Talking about the Serena incident for the first time at Indian Wells, five-foot Shino Tsurubuchi revealed that the 12-time grand-slam champion "said a bad word. A very bad word."
Was she scared when Serena began jabbing a finger at her?
"A little, yes. If you look at the people behind me in the stands, they were scared," SOURCE
Serena Williams wrote about the incident on her blog exclusively here at Globalgrind.com.
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I'm honored that I was selected for the CA Hall of Fame by Gov
Currently ranked the number one female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams has transcended sports to become a pop culture icon who devotes her considerable energy to improving children's lives.
Born in Michigan, Williams moved to California as a baby and, along with her older sister Venus, learned to play on the public tennis courts of Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles. She was just five years old when she first picked up a racquet under the guidance of her father, a tennis coach. She began playing professionally in 1995, and at seventeen she won her first major singles title when she defeated No. 1 Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final.
Since then, her many wins have placed her in the top spot in women's tennis five times. She currently holds thirteen grand slam singles titles (meaning a championship in one of the Majors – Wimbledon and the U.S., Australian, and French Opens) – the most of any player active today – along with eleven grand slam doubles titles and two in mixed doubles. She has won more prize money than any other female athlete in history. She also has two Olympic gold medals, won with Venus in doubles in 2000 and 2008.
Noted for her unique style both on and off the court, Williams launched her own brand of designer apparel in 2004, and recently added a line of signature handbags and jewelry.
She has thrown herself into philanthropy with a passion, using her wealth and celebrity to advance a variety of charitable causes, from funding breast cancer research to providing tennis clinics for at-risk youngsters. Her foundation has two main goals: supporting youth who have been affected by violent crime and furthering education for underprivileged children around the world. To that end, she has underwritten scholarships in the U.S. and has helped found two schools in Kenya.
In recognition of her philanthropic work, business acumen, and outstanding tennis career, TIMEmagazine named her as one of the world's top 100 most influential people for 2010.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Serena Williams routs Zvonareva for 4th WimbledonBy STEPHEN WILSON , 07.03.10, 11:11 AM EDT
WIMBLEDON, England -- Serena Williams swept Vera Zvonareva in straight sets Saturday to win her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship, extending the Williams family dominance at the All England Club.
The top-ranked and defending champion American overwhelmed the 21st-seeded Russian 6-3, 6-2 in a one-sided final that lasted just 67 minutes and showed why Williams is considered one of the greatest players of all time.
Williams served nine aces, broke three times and never faced a break point in nine service games. She finished the tournament without dropping a set.
After converting an overhead smash to finish the match, Williams tossed her racket away, bent backward, looked to the sky, shook her fists and screamed.
Williams, who improved to 13-3 in Grand Slam finals, added to the Wimbledon titles she won in 2002, 2003 and 2009. However, this was the first time she defeated someone other than her sister Venus in the final.
The Williams sisters have now won nine of the last 11 Wimbledon titles. Venus beat Serena in 2008 for her fifth title here.
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Even more remarkable are the number of Williams's serves that opponents touched with a racket but couldn't return. Of the 329 serves she has hit, nearly half (166) never made it back over the net or fell outside the lines. Of the 327 serves Zvonareva hit, a mere 95 were unreturnable.
But even though the statistical signals suggest that the Russian won't have the strength to withstand the American's power and determination, the match is likely to have its own dynamic.
Williams has, at times, managed to lose concentration and control in important tournaments, including last year's United States Open, when she lost her temper and her semifinal match to Kim Clijsters.
Zvonareva has defeated Williams only once in the six times they've played. That was four years ago in Cincinnati at a rare moment when, through inactivity, Williams's ranking had dipped to 139th in the world. Since then, Williams has raised her ranking all the way back to the top.
Perhaps only one set of statistics suggest any parity between the finalists. Numbers compiled for AELTC show that in reaching the final, Zvonareva won her serve 52 times and lost it only 5 times. Williams has an edge, but it's paper thin: She won her serve 52 times and lost it only three times.