12:30 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 08/04/2012 11:35AM
Serena Williams has another gold medal.
The reigning Wimbledon champion returned Saturday to the grass surface of Centre Court (the tennis venue at the London Games) to compete against Russia's Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final – and dominated.
Williams, who served three aces in the opening game, beat her opponent 6-0, 6-1.
Originally posted 01/11/2012 04:00PM
Before getting into the thick of the Australian Open, which begins next week, Maria Sharapova got into a different kind of frenzy – with penguins!
The tennis pro visited with both Gentoo and King penguins at the Melbourne Aquarium on Monday, but the trip wasn't all play.
"It took me 30 minutes to get them all together for a picture," she shared on Facebook. "Stubborn little things!"
Originally posted 08/30/2011 04:05PM
Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and Novak Djokovic all have something in common, and it isn't just tennis – they all love their dogs! The first-round matches at this year's U.S. Open are underway, and these pro athletes have the support of their beloved pups, some of whom are getting to be just as famous as their owners.
The youngest Williams sister has two dogs, a Jack Russell terrier named Jackie and a Maltese named Lorelei. Serena has had Jackie since she was in high school and named her after Mariah Carey's Jack Russell Jack.
"I take my Jack Russell everywhere," Williams told PEOPLE. "I am so busy with tennis and my business interests, but I wanted to be at the game to support the team, and Jackie likes to be part of everything I do."
Originally posted 10/22/2010 09:45AM
Looks like a match made in athletic heaven for tennis star Maria Sharapova and her now-fiancé, L.A. Lakers shooting guard Sasha Vujacic.
The three-time Grand Slam champ's rep confirmed the engagement to CNBC.
"Maria Sharapova's agent Max Eisenbud has confirmed to me that she is engaged to the Lakers' Sasha Vujacic," sports reporter Darren Rovell Tweeted.
Originally posted 09/10/2006 07:45PM
The U.S. Open wrapped up Sunday evening when Roger Federer won the tennis tournament for the third straight year, this time beating American Andy Roddick. On Saturday, Maria Sharapova won her first U.S. Open, besting Justine Henin-Hardenne.
Originally posted 04/17/2006 06:00AM
After a few weeks off, No. 4-ranked Maria Sharapova, who turns 19 on April 19, says she'll be ready to jump back into the tournament circuit after losing to her Russian rival Svetlana Kuznetsova in Miami at the NASDAQ-100 last month. That gives the tennis star, who's been living in Bradenton, Fla., time to relax at her new Los Angeles home, a house she bought on Manhattan Beach. PEOPLE recently caught up with the Wimbledon champ and got the scoop on her new pad, the incident in Miami and her extra inch.
Originally posted 08/26/2005 05:00PM
The Russian tennis star vies for the top ladies' spot in the tournament, starting Monday. PEOPLE takes a look at the Grand Slam event plus other happenings in the coming week:
Originally posted 01/03/2005 09:15AM
HIRED: Samaire Armstrong, who has appeared on The O.C. and Entourage, is teaming up with Lindsay Lohan for an untitled movie comedy being developed by How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days director Donald Petrie, according to the Hollywood Reporter. She will play the best friend of Lohan's character, who is described as the luckiest lady alive until she meets the unluckiest man. Armstrong recently played Anna Stern on The O.C., the blond former flame of Seth Cohen (Adam Brody).
Originally posted 08/27/2004 06:00AM
As if it weren't already hot enough in Miami this time of year ... Collateral star Jamie Foxx dropped by the regular "secret society" party at nightspot Bed, a hip-hop club where VIPs are invited to lounge on – you guessed it – beds. While Florida Marlins pitcher Josh Beckett relaxed on a bed with a bevy of women, Foxx grabbed a microphone and sang along to hip-hop tunes like J-Kwon's "Tipsy." Rapper Timbaland joined Foxx, who worked the crowd well into the night, finally winding down and going back to his Bed bed at around 3 a.m.
Originally posted 07/09/2004 06:00AM
File under good sports: Maria Sharapova took the big prize at Wimbledon, but the 17-year-old Russian tennis phenom isn't letting fame go to her head. She showed up as scheduled for a kids' tennis clinic in New Haven, Conn., this week, and spent two hours in the blazing heat helping 100 kids learn the basics of tennis. "When I make a commitment I stick to it," Sharapova tells us. "Most of these kids never played before so it was great for them to pick up a racquet at such a young age. I love giving back to kids." Sharapova's newfound celebrity hasn't been entirely smooth sailing, however. "It's been crazy, I've had photographers all around me and people driving behind me and following me, which is very unusual, but that's the way it's going to be. I want to be a tennis player, but to achieve what I want to achieve, these things will happen, and if you don't like it, just don't win. It's simple."
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