"I'm just so happy," said Germany's Sabine Lisicki after ripping a forehand winner to upset No. 1 Serena Williams 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the fourth round.
LONDON - For 34 matches over 4 1/2 months, on hard, clay or grass courts, Serena Williams was unbeaten - and, in the minds of many, unbeatable.
Serena Williams of the United States returns the ball to Mandy Minella of Luxembourg during their first-round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in London.
LONDON - After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.
LONDON - Nothing drives Serena Williams the way disappointment does.
PARIS - Done with a dominating performance in the French Open semifinals, Serena Williams climbed the stairs leading from the locker room to the players' lounge, looking to give her mother a hug.
Serena Williams, celebrating her 28th straight win, says: "I honestly don't even consider it a streak."
PARIS - Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open's red clay and tumbled to the ground. He was in a real rut, in danger of his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in nine years.
Rafael Nadal lost his first set Friday but stormed back for a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over Martin Klizan. Nadal, not happy about playing back-to-back days, will face Fabio Fognini today.
PARIS - Rafael Nadal wanted to get a few things off his chest.
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Serena Williams, who iced and massaged her injured ankle before the match, hits a forehand return to Garine Muguruza.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams cautiously walked onto the court, and tried to keep the points short to avoid irritating her injured ankle as she advanced today to the third round at the Australian Open.
Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska stretches for a backhand against Irina-Camelia Begu during a second-round match. Radwanska has won two tournaments already this month.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Agnieszka Radwanska extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches today as she rolled into the third round of the Australian Open with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.
Serena Williams, who won at Wimbledon and the Summer Olympics this summer, easily beat Sara Errani in the semifinals.
Victoria Azarenka does a little jig after eliminating Maria Sharapova in three sets. The jig may be up today: Azarenka takes a 1-9 record against Serena Williams into the final.
NEW YORK - Normally so good, so gritty, in the crucible of the third set, Maria Sharapova finally met her match against Victoria Azarenka.
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