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serena williams beats sister venus at australian open


kin cheung – ociated pressgallery: united states' serena williams, right, and her sister venus, left, embrace after serena won the women's singles final at the australian open tennis championships in melbourne, australia, urday, jan. 28, 2017.






serena williams scores historic win at australian open


serena williams can’t help but make history. the 35-year-old tennis player bested sister venus williams at the australian open final urday (jan. 28), landing a historic 23rd grand slam title.serena is now the only tennis player — male or female — to win 23 grand slam singles titles in the open era of tennis, which began in 1968.read: serena williams bursts out her shell and dances for herself in new ad paign“it’s such a great feeling to have 23,” serena said after beating venus 6-4, 6-4 in straight sets. “it really feels great. i’ve been chasing it for a really long time. it feels like, really long time. when it got on my radar, i knew i had an opportunity to get there, and i’m here.”the latest victory places serena above steffi graf’s 22 grand slam wins in the open era, and one step close






serena williams beats venus for record 23rd grand slam title


melbourne, australia — serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, williams, 35, moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final at rod laver arena.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september after 186 str






serena williams wins record 23rd major, beats sister venus


melbourne, australia — serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final at rod laver arena.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september af






serena williams wins australian open, her 23rd grand slam event, at sister venus


melbourne, australia – serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivaled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they began playing together in compton, calif., hardly a bed for tennis, w






remember when serena played tennis against jay z in the "do my" video


serena williams set the australian open record with her 23rd grand slam win.after her latest win over her sister venus in the final on urday (jan 28), there isn’t much left in tennis for the compton native to accomplish. shoot, even air jordan blessed the 35-year-old with her own signature pink air jordan i.read: serena williams beats venus in australian open, makes history with 23rd grand slam titlein her honor, vibe dug around youtube to be bring back serena’s forgotten eo in memphis bleek’s “do my” video. a blonde-braided, teenage serena throttled jay z in a tennis match scene from the video. you defintely remember serene’s more recent appearance in beyonce’s “sorry” video, but the williams sister was down way before queen bey ran the game. credit: giphyread: serena and venus a nce, set






serena williams beats sister venus to win record 23rd major title


melbourne, australia — serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final at rod laver arena.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september af






serena williams wins record 23rd major by beating sister venus at australian ope


serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug. the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night. with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final. court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional. the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september after 186 straight weeks when angelique kerber won the u.s. op






serena williams defeats sister venus for record no. 23 at australian open


serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final — the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition here in 2003 — went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory at rod laver arena also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september after 186 straight weeks when angelique kerber






venus' run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


melbourne, australia — more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship.she embraced the occasion instead.it was venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser at the start of urday's match — not her sister, the 22-time major winner, who double-faulted three times in a single game to drop serve.and when serena eventually settled down and overpowered venus to win her seventh title in australia and set an open-era record with her 23rd grand sam title, venus was gracious in defeat, as she's had to be on so many occasions against her sister.for her, just getting to this stage again — playing at the end o ra






serena williams wins record 23rd major by beating sister venus at australian ope


serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they started out playing together in compton, california, hardly a bed for tennis, with their f






the latest: tinen, peers beat bryans for australian title


melbourne, australia — the latest on urday from the australian open (all times local):11:15 p.m.henri tinen of finland and john peers of australia have beaten bob and mike bryan 7-5, 7-5 to win the australian open men's doubles championship, their first grand slam title.the fourth-seeded tinen and peers started playing together at last year's australian open and won five titles together in 2016. they are undefeated in three matches against the bryan brothers, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history.the third-seeded bryans were trying to win their 17th grand slam title, which would have tied them with john newcombe for the most titles all-time.___10:50 p.m.for the fashion-conscious serena williams, it's no surprise she had a pair of shoes with the no. 23 printed on the heel to mar






serena williams sets major record with win over venus – the denver post


by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — serena williams held up a grand slam winner’s trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivaled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they started out playing together in compto






23: serena williams sets major record with win over venus


melbourne, australia — serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they started out playing together in compton, california, hardly a bed f






23: serena williams sets major record with win over venus


melbourne, australia — serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they started out playing together in compton, california, hardly a bed f






serena williams and muhammad ali receive jesse owens awards


serena williams and muhammad ali will go down as two of the very best athletes to ever walk the planet earth. the international athletic association (iaa) announced thursday (feb. 16), that the duo will be this year’s recipients of the jesse owens awards. the distinguished award committee selects the world’s best athletes who exude the qualities that owens stood for, integrity, perseverance and service. williams and ali exemplified those characteristics throughout different eras of sport.read: hbo to serve as home of forthcoming muhammad ali documentary“jesse owens used the global stage of the olympics and his status as a world-class athlete to make a considerable difference in the world,” said herbert p. douglas, jr., co-founder and chairman emeritus of the international athletic associat






venus’ run to a grand slam final is victory in itself


melbourne, australia (ap) — more than seven years after her last grand slam title match, venus williams would be forgiven for being a little nervous when she stepped inside rod laver arena to face her sister, serena, for the australian open championship.she embraced the occasion instead.it was venus who was smiling during warm-ups and looked far looser at the start of urday’s match — not her sister, the 22-time major winner, who double-faulted three times in a single game to drop serve.and when serena eventually settled down and overpowered venus to win her seventh title in australia and set an open-era record with her 23rd grand sam title, venus was gracious in defeat, as she’s had to be on so many occasions against her sister.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.for






australian open 2017: serena williams beats venus williams to set grand slam rec


media playback is not supported on this device highlights: serena beats venus to make historyaustralian open women's finalvenue: melbourne park date: urday, 28 january coverage: tv highlights on two and online at 13:15serena williams beat sister venus in straight sets to win her seventh australian open and an open-era record 23rd grand slam singles title.serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to p steffi graf in the all-time list of major winners since the grand slams accepted professional players in 1968.the american regains the number one ranking from german angelique kerber.australia's margaret court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of serena in terms of grand slam singles titles."congratulations serena on number 23," said venus, who at 36 is the oldest australian open finalist in the open er






23: serena williams sets major record with win over venus


melbourne, australia — serena williams held up a grand slam winner's trophy for the 23rd time, celebrating her unrivalled place in history, and received a congratulatory letter and a pair of custom-made shoes from michael jordan, the name most synonymous with no. 23.venus williams got to watch from close range again, and shed tears more of joy than regret after being beaten in a major final for the seventh time by her record-breaking younger sister.serena won the all-williams final, the ninth in grand slam history and the second in australia, 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian open title, serena moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era.the williams sisters are close. they started out playing together in compton, california, hardly a bed f






australian open brings serena williams record 23rd major win in final against ve


melbourne, australia --serena williams has won her record 23rd grand slam singles title, and her sister was right there on court to give her a congratulatory hug.the all-williams final - the first at the australian open since serena won the first edition of the family rivalry here in 2003 - went to the younger sibling 6-4, 6-4 on urday night.with her record seventh australian title, the 35-year-old williams moved ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles in the open era. margaret court has the all-time record and was also in the crowd for the final at rod laver arena.court won 24 majors, but collected 13 of those before the open era which began in 1968 after the sport be e professional.the victory also ensured serena williams will regain the top ranking, which she lost in september af






women's grand slam singles title leaders


women's grand slam singles title leadersmargaret smith court24serena williams23steffi graf22helen wills moody19chris evert18martina navratilova18billie jean king12serena vs. venus grand slam finals (serena leads 7-2)2001 u.s. openvenus, 6-2, 6-42002 french openserena, 7-5, 6-32002 wimbledonserena, 7-6 (4), 6-32002 u.s. openserena, 6-4, 6-32003 australian openserena, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 6-42003 wimbledonserena, 4-6, 6-4, 6-22008 wimbledonvenus, 7-5, 6-42009 wimbledonserena, 7-6 (3), 6-22017 australian openserena, 6-4, 6-4






australian open 2017: serena williams beats venus williams to set grand slam rec


serena williams (right) won her first australian open title 14 years agoaustralian open women's finalvenue: melbourne park date: urday, 28 january coverage: tv highlights on two and online at 13:15serena williams beat sister venus in straight sets to win her seventh australian open and an open-era record 23rd grand slam singles title.serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to p steffi graf in the all-time list of major winners since the grand slams accepted professional players in 1968.the american regains the number one ranking from german angelique kerber.australia's margaret court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of serena in terms of grand slam singles titles."congratulations serena on number 23," said venus, who at 36 is the oldest australian open finalist in the open era."i have been right t






tennis announcer suing espn after venus williams comments


since 2008, doug adler was a commentator on espn for everything tennis. on january 18, that all changed during a match where venus williams went head to head with stefanie voegele at the australian open. adler was engaged in a play-by-play, and allegedly tried to describe williams’ aggressive play after voegele missed serves, but ended up saying, “you’ll see venus move in, and put the gorilla/guerrilla effect on. charging.”read: serena and venus advance, setting up for all-williams australian open finalobviously this comment could be understood in a derogatory way, which adler acknowledged and went on to apologize during the broadcast, as well as the following day in a statement he claims espn wrote for him.that match would end up being his last with espn, as the network fired adler in the






venus williams showcases fashion line, tennis at garden


new york — venus williams chatted with fans and autographed balls at a low-key fashion show on sunday, highlighting her spring tennis clothing line.the eleven by venus collection will be worn by ball girls and ushers at the bnp paribas showdown on monday night at madison square garden."(we) have the opportunity to outfit everyone, and it's just a win-win," williams said in a recent phone interview with the associated press.showdown founder jerry solomon and williams decided to showcase her active wear, featuring berry colors and classic black and white. vince camuto sportswear will outfit the male staffers at the 10th anniversary of the event on world tennis day."we have always been more than a night of tennis," solomon said.at the garden, williams will play french open champion garbine mu






federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival nadal


melbourne, australia — roger federer always believed he had more grand slam titles left in him.he just didn't think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. or against his biggest rival in the game, rafael nadal."i said that also before the finals: if i were to win against rafa, it would be super special and very sweet because i haven't beaten him in a grand slam final for a long, long time now," federer said after beating nadal in the australian open final 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.a decade, to be exact. federer's last win over the spaniard in a major final e at wimbledon in 2007. nadal had beaten him in four consecutive slam finals since then.both federer and nadal also didn't expect to be in this position at the australian open, comin






federer savors unexpected title over long-time rival nadal


melbourne, australia (ap) — roger federer always believed he had more grand slam titles left in him.he just didn’t think it would happen like this, playing in his first tournament following a six-month injury layoff. or against his biggest rival in the game, rafael nadal.“i said that also before the finals: if i were to win against rafa, it would be super special and very sweet because i haven’t beaten him in a grand slam final for a long, long time now,” federer said after beating nadal in the australian open final 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.a decade, to be exact. federer’s last win over the spaniard in a major final e at wimbledon in 2007. nadal had beaten him in four consecutive slam finals since then.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.both federer and nadal also did






venus williams showcases fashion line, tennis at garden


new york  — venus williams chatted with fans and autographed balls at a low-key fashion show on sunday, highlighting her spring tennis clothing line.the eleven by venus collection will be worn by ball girls and ushers at the bnp paribas showdown on monday night at madison square garden.“(we) have the opportunity to outfit everyone, and it’s just a win-win,” williams said in a recent phone interview with the associated press.showdown founder jerry solomon and williams decided to showcase her active wear, featuring berry colors and classic black and white. vince camuto sportswear will outfit the male staffers at the 10th anniversary of the event on world tennis day.“we have always been more than a night of tennis,” solomon said.at the garden, williams will play french open champion garbine m






doug adler, espn commentator, fired over venus williams comment


los angeles - a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination.19photosvenus williams venus williams, one of two famous tennis sisters, is known as much for her outfits as for her form on the court former tennis pro doug adler maintains he was describing williams’ aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.”he apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from espn mid-tournament.adler filed suit tuesday in los angeles superior court, saying he has wrongly been branded a racist and lost work because of the controversy. the suit calls for punitive financial damages, but doesn’t name an amount.espn spokesman mike soltys says the network has






lawsuit ensues over comment by espn commentator at australian open


los angeles - a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination.19photosvenus williams venus williams, one of two famous tennis sisters, is known as much for her outfits as for her form on the court former tennis pro doug adler maintains he was describing williams’ aggressive style last month as “guerrilla” tactics and not comparing her with a “gorilla.”he apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from espn mid-tournament.adler filed suit tuesday in los angeles superior court, saying he has wrongly been branded a racist and lost work because of the controversy. the suit calls for punitive financial damages, but doesn’t name an amount.espn spokesman mike soltys says the network has






roberta vinci beats petkovic in 2nd round in st. petersburg


st. petersburg, russia — defending champion roberta vinci a nced to the quarterfinals at the st. petersburg ladies trophy by beating andrea petkovic 6-4, 6-4 thursday.the sixth-seeded italian was broken twice in the first set.vinci will next face either australian open finalist venus williams or kristina mladenovic.






australian open notes: upstart duo denies doubles record


melbourne, australia – henri tinen and john peers captured the men's doubles title at the australian open on urday, thwarting bob and mike bryan's attempt to win a record-equaling 17th grand slam title.the bryans said afterward that it may have been their last match at melbourne park as they've contemplated retiring after this season, though they stressed that matching — or breaking — the grand slam doubles title record remains a goal they'd like to achieve."it would be nice to go out the way pete [sampras] went out. win a slam," bob bryan said, referring to sampras' decision to retire after winning his 14th major singles title at the 2002 u.s. open. "that would feel really good. we believe we can do it. that's why we're here."with the bryans serving to stay in the match in the second set,






fired for venus williams remark, commentator doug adler sues espn


a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination.former tennis pro doug adler maintains he was describing williams' aggressive style last month as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her with a "gorilla."he apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from espn mid-tournament.adler filed suit tuesday in los angeles superior court, saying he has wrongly been branded a racist and lost work because of the controversy. the suit calls for punitive financial damages, but doesn't name an amount.espn spokesman mike soltys says the network has not seen the lawsuit and has no comment.offended viewers called for adler to be fired because they believed he had compared williams, who is african-






fired for venus williams remark, ex-commentator sues espn


los angeles — a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open has sued the sports network for wrongful termination.former tennis pro doug adler maintains he was describing williams' aggressive style last month as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her with a "gorilla."he apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from espn mid-tournament.adler filed suit tuesday in los angeles superior court, saying he has wrongly been branded a racist and lost work because of the controversy. the suit calls for punitive financial damages, but doesn't name an amount.espn spokesman mike soltys says the network has not seen the lawsuit and has no comment.offended viewers called for adler to be fired because they believed he had compared williams, w






federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the australian open final.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal."against rafa it's always epic," federer said after sunday's 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. "this one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years."federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he'd played against nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings. he also hadn't beaten the left-handed spaniard for a major championship since wimbledon in 2007."it remains for






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian open final to win 18th major – th


by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat in a vintage five-set final at the australian open final.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.“against rafa it’s always epic,” federer said after sunday’s 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 victory. “this one means a lot to me because he’s caused me problems over the years.”federer had lost six of the previous eight grand slam finals he’d played against nadal and was 11-23 in their career meetings. he also hadn’t beaten the left-handed spaniard for a major championship since wim






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian open final to win 18th major


roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively."it's been a different last six months, i wasn't sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it," federer said after accepting the trophy from australian great rod laver, who lends






how to see them (and when)


march is a special month for planet observers. only once every eight years does venus transition from the evening to the morning sky in such a manner so that you'll never lose sight of it, and that's about to happen this month.  the venus transition can be observed, weather permitting, from the evening of march 22 after sunset to just prior to sunup on the morning of the 23rd. replacing venus in the western evening sky during the second half of march will be the rocky little world known as mercury. mars continues its evening run, shining in the west well to the upper left of venus at the start of the month and well to the upper left of mercury by month's end. jupiter dazzles as it emerges from above the east-southeast horizon during the evening hours, while saturn appears between midnight






roger federer beats rafael nadal in australian final to win 18th major – the den


by john pye, the ociated pressmelbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer’s first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal.both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively.“it’s been a different last six months, i wasn’t sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it,” federer said after accepting






federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night.it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis, nadal."against rafa it's always epic," federer said in a television interview. "this one means a lot to me because he's caused me problems over the years."both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively."i wasn't sure i was






federer beats nadal in epic aussie final to win 18th major


melbourne, australia — so here was roger federer, down a break in the fifth set in a grand slam final. across the net was his nemesis, rafael nadal, the left-handed spaniard he hadn't been able to beat in a major final in almost a decade.the 35-year-old father of four was back in his first tour-level tournament after six months off letting his injured left knee recover, and he hadn't won any of the big four events in tennis since wimbledon 2012. nadal was returning from injury, too, and somehow the pair had renewed the roger-rafa rivalry in a throwback australian open final that transcended sport.at that moment, an 18th grand slam title didn't feature in federer's thinking.don't play the player, he reminded himself, just play the ball. attack the serve.with that, federer recovered the brea






venus is about to leave the evening sky: here's what to know


we are coming to the end of a spectacular evening showing by the planet venus.  it seems hard to believe that this "sequined celestial showgirl" has been an evening object since june of last year. but during the summer and then on into the first half of the fall season, venus remained low in the western twilight and set shortly after sundown. unless you had a clear, unobstructed view toward the western horizon and looked right after sunset, you probably missed her. and then suddenly, right around thanksgiving, venus vaulted high into the sky and by christmas was being noticed by practically everyone, appearing to hang like a bright holiday lantern above the western horizon.   from early december until now, venus has been setting 3 hours or more after sunset and currently is still close to






serena williams surprises players at dolores park in random match


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venus is about to leave the evening sky: here's what to know


venus is about to shift from an "evening star" to a "morning star" in earth's sky. here's how to keep tabs on the dazzling planet.






don’t fence me in: phil williams, who co-founded folklife and fought to keep it


phil williams, co-founder of the folklife festival and the pioneering folk label voyager recordings, has died at the age of 80.phil williams, a co-founder seattle’s folklife festival and pillar of the region’s folk-music scene, died last week of complications from blood cancer. he was 80.mr. williams was a business attorney, a philosophy major at reed college and a mandolin and guitar player. his widow and former collaborator vivian williams “plays fiddle,” as she put it, but they both served as conduits who brought folk music — from asia to africa to snohomish county — to seattle for decades. she served on the folklife board for years and they started a record label,voyager, to document and preserve music other folk-record companies were overlooking.voyager started as kind of an accident,






skywatchers! moon 'hides' aldebaran, venus phases and more in march 2017 | video


an occultation of the star aldebaran will occur on march 4, and it will be visible over a large portion of the united states. also, find out why the venus and mercury go through phases.






kacey musgraves - christian siriano's red carpet looks - pictures


kacey musgraveskacey musgraves (with ruston kelly), wearing a custom tulle lavender gown by christian siriano, at the 50th annual cma awards, november 2, 2016 in nashville, tennessee. when it comes to fashion, one name that’s trending this awards season is christian siriano, a designer who hasn’t been afraid to take risks. his designs were worn by three stars at this year’s golden globe awards, and by nine stars at the emmys last september.credit: michael loccisano/getty imagesnew york fashion weekmodels walk the runaway for the christian siriano collection during new york fashion week, february 11, 2017. the 31-year-old designer, who became the youngest winner on “project runway,” is celebrated for creating fashions for all shapes and sizes of women. “i always think it’s just really impor






roger federer defeats rafael nadal in australian open final for 18th major title


roger federer won his 18th grand slam title and put some extra distance on the all-time list between himself and rafael nadal, the man he beat 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3 in a vintage australian open final on sunday night. it was the 35-year-old federer's first major title since wimbledon in 2012, his first in australia since 2010, and it reversed the status quo against his nemesis from spain. both players were returning from extended layoffs — federer for six months after wimbledon with an injured left knee; nadal for a couple of months with an injured left wrist — and were seeded 17th and ninth respectively. “it's been a different last six months, i wasn't sure i was going to make it here but here i am — we made it,” federer said after accepting the trophy from australian great rod laver, wh






kate upton three-peats as si's swimsuit queen


new york — she's once, twice, three times a sports illustrated swimsuit cover lady.kate upton is once again gracing the cover of the annual issue, becoming only the fourth woman to do so three times. this year, she's making the splash with three different covers.other women who did the cover three times include tyra banks, heidi klum and christie brinkley, who also is featured in this year's edition with her two daughters. elle macpherson holds the record with five cover appearances.other notables in this year's edition include former cover girl chrissy teigen, an expectant mother and athletes including tennis champ serena williams and olympic gold medal gymnast simone biles.






fired for venus williams remark, commentator doug adler sues espn


a tennis commentator dropped by espn for a remark about venus williams during the australian open sued the sports network tuesday for wrongful termination.former tennis pro doug adler maintains he was describing williams' aggressive style last month as "guerrilla" tactics and not comparing her with a "gorilla."he apologized for his poor word choice but was let go from espn mid-tournament.adler claims "emotional distress" in the filing in los angeles superior court, alleging he was wrongly branded a racist and has lost other tv opportunities because of the controversy.the lawsuit calls for punitive financial damages, but doesn't name an amount.espn spokesman mike soltys said tuesday the network hadn't seen the lawsuit and had no comment.the suit points out that "guerrilla tennis" was the na