Posts Tagged Women’s sports

Serena Williams wins in her return

Serena Williams reacts after scoring a point during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

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Griner, Mercury not focused on 16-game win streak

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) moves in to block the shot of Los Angeles Sparks's Nneka Ogwumike (30) during the second half of a WNBA basketball game on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Sparks 90-69, winning their 16th straight game. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury are closing in on one of the greatest records in WNBA history, the Los Angeles Sparks’ 18-game winning streak.

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Nishikori beats Querrey in 3 sets in Washington

John Isner returns the ball against Steve Johnson during a match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time runner-up John Isner was beaten in his opening match at the Citi Open on Wednesday, then complained that he and fellow American Steve Johnson played on a secondary court instead of in the main stadium.

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UConn forward Tuck gets extra year of eligibility

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The NCAA has granted a medical hardship waiver to UConn forward Morgan Tuck, who underwent two knee surgeries and missed most of last season’s national championship run.

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WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve

In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Sabine Lisicki of Germany serves to Serena Williams of the United States in a Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. The WTA says Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women's tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph), during her match against Ana Ivanovica at the Bank of West Classic in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

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