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Serena Williams Is Out At The U.S. Open Following Huge Upset By Roberta Vinci

Serena Williams is currently the number one ranked tennis player in the world. She was just beat, in a brutal and very close game, by Roberta Vinci, a woman who is currently ranked at 43rd. This is a tremendous upset! Like, huge. Unprecedented, almost.
Williams made it to the semi-finals after eking by her sister,…

Megan Reynolds / September 11, 2015

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton / August 28, 2015

Serena Williams & Drake Are Maybe Dating, At The Very Minimum, Making Out

Blurry photographic proof, after the jump!

Megan Reynolds / August 24, 2015

Serena Williams Covers New York’s Fall Fashion Issue, Looks Stunning As Usual

Here is Serena Williams, your tennis queen and all-around fantastic human, looking like one hundred million dollars on the cover of New York Magazine’s fall fashion issue. The story contained within is a rundown of both her tennis and her burgeoning fashion career and is a good, hard look at the success she’s had and what…

Megan Reynolds / August 10, 2015

Harper Lee On Go Set A Watchman: “Wonderful!”

Harper Lee speaks, a One Direction person is going to be a dad and Drake + Serena Williams, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G?

Megan Reynolds / July 14, 2015

NY Times Public Editor Calls Godawful Serena Williams’ Article A “Missed Opportunity”

Remember that New York Times’ piece about Serena Williams’ body? The one published on Friday that got my knickers all in a twist? By Saturday morning, as Williams was destroying the court at Wimbledon and winning her second Grand Slam, the outrage had spread to Twitter, with many calling out the Grey Lady and sports journalist Be…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2015

Author JK Rowling Shuts Down Idiot Troll Regarding Serena Williams

The majority of Twitter yesterday was in jubilant celebration of Serena Williams and her Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. The hashtag #SerenaSlam went viral, and happiness abounded.
But, it wouldn’t be any kind of female victory without endless body shaming, now would it? A woman can’t get through one second of celebration without me…

Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

BREAKING: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon For Grand Slam Title

The powerhouse undefeated women’s tennis player, Serena Williams, has just won Wimbledon (for the 6th time btw) and snagged the Grand Slam title.
Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21 year old Spaniard, at Wimbledon today and also happened to close in on a Grand Slam: if you don’t know sports talk, this means that she…

Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

The NY Times Asked A Bunch Of White Female Tennis Players About Serena Williams’ Body

I’m by no means an actual tennis aficionado, but I love any and all displays of women proving how strong and powerful and bad ass they are, and Serena Williams exemplifies all those attributes and then some. Tomorrow, Williams is vying for the title at Wimbleton Wimbledon, and if she pulls it off, she’ll have…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 10, 2015

Britney Spears Recreated Famous Album Cover With Her Kids At Disneyland

Oops … we forgot what this album cover looked like until right now. …

Megan Reynolds / July 6, 2015

Serena Williams’ Take On Beyonce’s “7/11″ Video Is A Grand Slam

Let’s see how many other tennis puns I can make.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2015

Serena Williams Looks Gorgeous & Commanding On April Vogue Cover

Damn. I’m usually pretty meh on Vogue covers, but the April issue, featuring 19-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, is gorgeous. For starters, she looks like herself, instead of some fashion person’s weird uber glammed up version of Serena Williams. Secondly, her wild and curly hair, strong stance, simple but chic ensemble, and commanding gaze…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 23, 2015

On Serena Williams & The Racism Experienced By Black Women Athletes

Articles chronicling the story of Serena’s 3rd consecutive U.S. Open win were accompanied with pictures of a smiling trophy-displaying Serena Williams standing in front of American flags as they wavered carelessly behind. For many, this photo represents the modern America we all want to believe in: One free of yesteryear’s discrimination and racism…

Tiffanie Drayton / September 9, 2014

Serena Williams Crashed A Random Couple’s Wedding In A Leopard Print Swimsuit

If you’re considering having your wedding on the beach, keep in mind that you run the risk of a celebrity crashing your nuptials in a leopard print swimsuit and posting it on Instagram. That’s exactly what happened to this couple, who happened to be tying the knot on the same Miami beach where Serena William…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 2, 2014

Serena Williams Sports Some Serious Nail Art At Wimbledon

Well, well, well! It looks like somebody stopped in to WAH Nails before hitting the courts at Wimbledon. Serena Williams maaaaaay not necessarily know what the fuck she is talking about, but girlfriend always serves it up solid on the nail art front, that’s for sure. [Photos: Bauer Griffin]

Rachel Krause / June 28, 2013

Serena Williams Is Doing Apologies Wrong

Serena Williams is really not doing a great job recovering from the victim-blaming comments about the Steubenville rape that she made during an interview with Rolling Stone. Her first apology was incredibly lame, mostly because she referred to it as “what I supposedly said,” insinuating that the reporter had misinterpreted her words that were not actually…

Mary Odell / June 25, 2013

UPDATED: Serena Williams Says Steubenville Rape Victim Is “Lucky”

“Do you think it was fair, what they got? They did something stupid, but I don’t know. I’m not blaming the girl, but if you’re a 16-year-old and you’re drunk like that, your parents should teach you: Don’t take drinks from other people. She’s 16, why was she that drunk where she doesn’t remember? It…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 19, 2013

Well Played: Serena Williams Serves Up Major Style

I am obsessed with Serena Williams. In fact, she’s kind of my idol. I mean, this woman can serve a tennis ball at 128 miles per hour(!), win $38 million in prize money, wear a lycra catsuit at the US Open, swear at line judges, guest star on “Law and Order: SVU,” sell clothes o…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 24, 2012

French Tennis Player Says Men Deserve To Be Paid More Than Women

French tennis player Gilles Simon recently said male players should be paid more than females at Grand Slam tennis events. When there was pushback against his remarks, he only dug the hole deeper, saying, “My point was that I have the feeling that men’s tennis is actually more interesting than women’s tennis. As i…

Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2012

Serena Williams Gets Fined, Again, Bringing Her Tab Above $93,000

On Sunday night, Serena Williams was not pleased with a line judge at the US Open. During a match against Sam Stosur, Williams got frustrated and snapped at said judge, “You’re out of control … You’re a hater, and you’re just unattractive inside … Really, don’t even look at me.” These words were pretty tame…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 14, 2011