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Serena Williams Signs Exclusive Deal with Upper Deck

As Serena Williams gets ready to play the French Open starting May 27th, she is also making big moves off the court! Williams has just entered into an exclusive multi-year contract with sports memorabilia giant Upper Deck for a collection of authenticated autographed memorabilia and trading cards.   Williams joins a star-studded roster of the world’s greatest athletes that Upper ... Read More »

Williams wins 6th Wimbledon title, completes 2nd Serena Slam

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Serena Williams is truly grand. The top-ranked American star beat Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 6-4 Saturday in the Wimbledon women’s final to capture her fourth straight Grand Slam title. Williams matched the “Serena Slam” she achieved in 2002-03 and joined Steffi Graf as the only women in the Open Era to win four consecutive major championships more ... Read More »

Serena, Sharapova, Venus roll in Wimbledon openers

Wimbledon, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Playing her first tennis since capturing the French Open title four weeks ago, Serena Williams was an easy opening-round winner Monday at Wimbledon. Fellow former Wimbledon champs Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams joined Serena in the round of 64. After falling behind 1-3 in the first set on Day 1, the world No. 1 great Serena ... Read More »

Serena, Cilic ruled upset-filled Open

By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Serena Williams was expected to capture the U.S. Open title. Marin Cilic … not so much. Order was restored on the ladies’ side when Serena dominated in New York for two weeks to grab a third straight and Open-era-record-tying sixth overall U.S. Open title in her fourth straight final there. ... Read More »

Cilic captures U.S. Open title

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Croat Marin Cilic whipped Japan’s Kei Nishikori in Monday’s lopsided men’s final at the U.S. Open. The 14th-seeded big-serving Cilic handled the 10th-seeded Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 to capture his first Grand Slam title in his first major final. The 25-year-old Cilic, who missed last year’s U.S. Open while serving a doping ban, is the ... Read More »

Serena wins sixth U.S. Open title

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Serena Williams beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to capture her sixth U.S. Open title on Sunday. The top-seeded Williams had early exits at the previous three Grand Slams this year, but didn’t drop a set en route a three-peat at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. She lost in the fourth round of ... Read More »

Nishikori, Cilic stun former champs, will meet in U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kei Nishikori of Japan and Marin Cilic of Croatia will do battle in the men’s final at the U.S. Open. Yes, you heard me right. The aforementioned unlikely heroes stunned 2011 winner Novak Djokovic and five-time champion Roger Federer in the semifinals on Saturday. Nishikori and Cilic will face off in the finals on Monday. ... Read More »

Serena, Wozniacki to clash in U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Current world No. 1 Serena Williams and former top-ranked star Caroline Wozniacki will decide the 2014 women’s champion at the U.S. Open. The reigning two-time U.S. Open titlist Williams flattened 17th-seeded Russian left-hander Ekaterina Makarova 6-1, 6-3 in one hour on Friday. Makarova, who had yet to lose a set at this year’s Open, was ... Read More »

Wozniacki reaches 2nd U.S. Open final

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Caroline Wozniacki landed in her second U.S. Open final on Friday when China’s Peng Shuai was forced to retire from their semifinal match on another hot day in New York City. The 10th-seeded former world No. 1 star Wozniacki was leading the unseeded Peng 7-6 (7-1), 4-3 (30-40) when the Chinese player left the court ... Read More »

Federer rallies past Monfils to reach U.S. Open semis

Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chalk up another majestic victory for the great Roger Federer at the U.S. Open. Federer rallied from two sets down, staved off two match points and ousted upset-minded Gael Monfils in a five-set thriller Thursday night in an instant classic at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Monfils had the Swiss legend on the ... Read More »