Serena Williams goes out of her way to keep her private life as private as possible. When she was asked about her love life during an interview with Fader back in October, she said that dating is “something that I just really don’t talk a lot about, that I just keep totally separate and totally private.”
Nick Kyrgios has done dumb things lately and has taken plenty of heat for it—from disappointed fans, from hand-wringing commentators, and from the ATP itself via heavy fines and suspension. They’ll all be tempted to wag their fingers again after Kyrgios’s latest move: pulling out of February’s Rotterdam Open, an ATP 500 tournament, just so he can play in the NBA’s All-Star Celebrity Game, a no-stakes clusterfuck involving quasi-ballers like Justin Bieber and Kevin Hart. But those critics are misguided! Kyrgios’s decision benefits everyone involved.
Here’s a video clip that may give you extreme envy if you’re a basketball player who’s always wanted to dunk but never could overcome the crappy genetics that were handed down to you by your parents. It’s Nate Robinson, all 5-foot-9 of him, tossing down a dunk on a 12-foot hoop. While you’re already well aware that 12 feet is a daunting, utterly absurd, altitude for a rim, the elevation that was necessary for Robinson is probably best appreciated at the end (after Robinson hits the floor) where you can compare/see just how high he had to literally go to rack up likes on Instagram.
On a night when Steffi Graf loomed large over Rod Laver Arena, an inspired Angelique Kerber stunned Serena Williams in a three-set classic to win the Australian Open on Saturday and become Germany’s first grand slam champion in 17 years.
Meeting for the 27th time as professionals (and 5000th+ time overall)Serena and Venus Williams faced-off in the U.S. Open quarterfinals tonight. The winner, for the 16th time in their official sibling rivalry, was Serena which keeps her hopes of claiming a fourth-straight Open title alive. She dispatched her 23-seeded sister in three sets (6-2, 1-6, 6-3) and, as she does seemingly every time out, continued to cement her status as the No. 1 women’s tennis player alive.
It’s a little past midnight at HSN headquarters, and Serena Williams is nine minutes into a disquisition on a piece of fabric she’s called “Convertible A-line Top With Scarf,” available to you, the home shopper, for $39.95 or three “flexpays” of $13.32. “It’s like one huge circle that has a lot of style in it,” she says, not without conviction, fiddling with the bottom of the one she is wearing (“This is, um, mustard”), flapping it like a fan, rubbing one hand on her arm, and smoothing her hair.
Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history.