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Serena Williams wins female athlete of the year

World No. 1 Serena Williams of the USA won the Female Athlete of the Year award at the 21st annual ESPY Awards. Williams won two awards, defeating a pair of Olympians, gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Missy Franklin, and former Baylor basketball star Brittney Griner. Williams didn’t attend because she’s playing a tournament in Sweden.

Martina Hingis comes out of Retirement

Martina Hingis, just recently inducted in to the Tennis Hall of Fame, is ending a nearly six-year retirement to play doubles at next week's Southern California Open, the WTA said on Tuesday. Hingis, a five time grand slam singles titles winner, will partner up with Sloviakia's Daniela Hantuchova, currently ranked No. 46, at the July

Agnieszka Radwanska the No. 4 tanked tennis player and former Wimbledon finalist, has been criticized in her Polish homeland after posing naked in ESPN's 'Body Issue'.The magazine features a number of naked athletes, including Radwanska sitting by a swimming pool full of tennis balls. Although her modesty remains intact, Radwanska, who has emphasized her Catholic

Maria Sharapova splits with coach Hogstedt

World No. 2 Maria Sharapova has split with her coach, Thomas Hogstedt, according to an announcement on her official website. “After almost 3 years of working together, Thomas Hogstedt and I decided to part ways,” the statement read. “Due to personal issues, he was not able to travel in the near future and we both

Radwanska Poses for ESPN’s ‘Body Issue’

Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland and recent Wimbledon semifinalist continues to win tennis fans by her play on the tennis court. This photo shoot may win her a few more fans from off the court as well. As reporter Alex Kay for Bleacher Report put it, Radwanska "is currently ranked No. 4 in the world in

Hingis to enter International Tennis Hall of Fame

Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis leads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The other new members of the Hall announced Monday are Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac. Australian player Thelma Coyne Long's election was announced earlier. Hingis won 15 major titles, including nine in women's doubles and

Serena Williams to miss exhibition match after minor surgery

Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion, Serena Williams has withdrawn from an exhibition event against top-ranked Victoria Azarenka scheduled for this month in Thailand after having surgery on her toes. A medical certificate from Florida podiatrist Jeffrey Rockefeller says Williams "was treated for a chronic foot disorder which involved minor procedures on both of her great

Wozniacki mocks Serena Williams causing controversy

Caroline Wozniacki has caused some controversy by stuffing her tank top and tennis skirt with towels in a mid-match impersonation of Serena Williams. The 22-year-old tennis pro received laughs from attendees at the match in Sao Paolo against Maria Sharapova, but some critics have interpreted the impersonation as racist. Katie Halper, a blogger for Feministing.com