Sport: V.Williams misses his return

Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women

  Serena's Choice: Williams' tough call resonates with women NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams said it plainly: It isn’t really fair. A male athlete would never have to make the same choice. But after a trailblazing career that both transformed and transcended her sport, Williams, who turns 41 next month, has told the world she’ll soon step away from tennis to focus on having a second child and making her daughter, Olympia, a big sister. Her explanation in a lengthy Vogue essay resonated with women in sports and well beyond, many of whom could relate only too well to her words, “Something’s got to give.” And to the idea that, no, you really can’t have it all — at least, not all at the same time.

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She had not played, in simple, since August 24. During the night of Monday to Tuesday, the American Venus Williams, now 42 years old, beneficiary of a Wild Card but which is no longer classified at the WTA, was eliminated in the first round of the WTA 250 tournament of Washington in the United States, on hard, by the Canadian Rebecca Marino, 111st world player and from qualifying, in three rounds (4-6, 6-1, 6-4) and 1h54 of play. in the first round, The American obtained an entry break ball. But it was at 3-3 that Venus Williams then made the difference, by breaking his opponent of the day his second opportunity. To end up pocket this first set in its third possibility (6-4). In the second round, this time it was Rebecca Marino who obtained an entrance stationer ball, before, in the process, to achieve his ends with a white break, to continue on a double-break.

Serena Williams says 'countdown' to retirement has started

  Serena Williams says 'countdown' to retirement has started Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion and iconic tennis superstar for a generation, said Tuesday that "the countdown has begun" to her retirement from the sport. The 40-year-old American wrote a cover essay for Vogue magazine and an Instagram post in which she set the stage for "evolving away from tennis." "There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction," she said on Instagram. "That time is alwaysThe 40-year-old American wrote a cover essay for Vogue magazine and an Instagram post in which she set the stage for "evolving away from tennis.

Venus Williams led 3-0 then 4-2 in the last set

It is on his second set ball that the 111st world player then managed to equalize a round everywhere (6-1). Finally, in the third and last round, the beneficiary of a Wild Card resumed twice to do the entrance station wagon, and then lead 3-0 then 4-2. Before ending up falling and giving in the last four games, including his last two services, not without having managed to obtain a Débreak ball between the two. His opponent then concluded on a final white game (6-4). CA passes for the Estonian Kaia Kanepi, 37th world player and seeded n ° 6, against the Belgian Greetje Minnen, 99th world player, in two rounds (6-3, 6-3) and 1h22 of play. On the other hand , it's already over for the Belgian Elise Mertens, 30th world player and seeded n ° 5, beaten by the Russian Liudmila Samsonova, 60th world player, in two sets (7-6 (4), 6-4) and 2h06 of play, and for the Egyptian Mayar Sherif, 47th world player and seeded n ° 7, released by Croatian Donna Vekic, 86th world player, in two rounds (6-4, 6-1) and 1h16 of play .

Suns coach Monty Williams reportedly agrees to long-term contract extension .
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