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Venus Falls To 15-Year Old Coco Gauff

(Wimbledon, England-AP) – One of the most highly anticipated opening-round matches at Wimbledon lived up to the hype, as 15-year-old American Coco Gauff beat 39-year-old Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4. Gauff, who is ranked 313th, is the youngest player to enter the main draw at Wimbledon since Laura Robson in 2009.
Venus wasn’t the only Grand Slam winner to be upset in the first round as second-seeded Naomi Osaka – this year’s Australian Open winner – fell to Yulia Putinseva in straight sets.
On the men’s side, defending champion Novak Djokovic, 2018 runner-up Kevin Anderson and three-time Grand Slam champ Stan Wawrinka all advanced. Sixth-seeded Alexander Zverev and seventh-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas, meanwhile, were both eliminated in the first round.
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Serena And Venus’ Dad (75) Accuses Estranged Wife (38) Of Stalking Violence, Files For Protective Order

(SL) – According to document, Richard Williams has filed for a protective order against his estranged wife after a bitter split five months ago.

Richard Williams accuses Lakeisha Williams to whom he was married to for seven years of cyber stalking and stalking violence. His son Chavoita Lesane filed the same claim. Lakeisha and Richard share one child together; a five year old little boy who reportedly is in Richard’s exclusive care.

At the time of their split, Richard claimed she transferred the deed of one of his homes to herself without his permission and then took out a $152,000-mortgage on it after, again, imitating his writing.

He also claims, she also transferred the titles of multiple cars to herself, took money out of their joint bank accounts and accounts he owned alone, and took some of his social security payments.

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Richard Williams trained his superstar tennis daughters. He most recently attended Serena’s wedding to Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Williams alleges his wife is an alcoholic who stole his guns. But in documents filed in June, Lakeisha claimed she took his AK-47 after his behavior became hostile and erratic.

In reference to the protective order, a judge has denied both Richard and Chavoita’s petitions due to a lack of evidence.

Petra Kvitova Loses To Venus But Appears To Be Back In Full Force After Knife Attack Almost Ruined Her Career

(SL) – The US Open has been nothing but spectacular and Petra Kvitova added to the excitement with her battle against #9 Venus Williams.
In December 2016, Kvitova was attacked inside of her apartment in Czech Republic by a robber. It is understood she allowed someone posing as a utilities man access to her apartment and while defending herself in a struggle, suffered the injuries to her hand.  The burglar put the knife to her neck and she fought him off. After she was injured, he ran off.
Petra underwent a four hour surgery to repair all of her tendons and two nerves that same night. At the time, Surgeon Radek Kerble said, “The index finger was torn, she could not keep her little finger and the whole joint was hurt.”
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A former world No. 2 and Wimbledon champion in 2011 and 2014, Kvitova had fallen out of the Women’s Tennis Association top 10 this year. But the champ looked strong during her run to the US Open quarter-finals.
“I’m getting there slowly,” Kvitova said on the eve of the tournament when asked if things were “back to normal”.
Despite the familiarity of the surroundings and the overwhelming amount of good wishes from fellow players and supporters, her return to the tennis spotlight has been a huge challenge over many weeks and months.

The Czech, 27, lost 6-3 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to Venus Williams. It was her 21st match since returning to competitive action in May.

Serena Williams Gives Birth To First Child

(SL) – The Holiday weekend had extra meaning for tennis ace Serena Williams. The Champion gave birth to her first child, a little girl, on Friday.
Venus confirmed the news to ESPN at the US Open. “I’m super excited,” Venus Williams said when asked by ESPN’s Pam Shriver about becoming an aunt again, moments before her third-round match. “Words can’t describe.”
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Television station WPBF (West Palm Beach, Florida) reported that the baby was born at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

“I’m so thrilled for her, what a role model she’s going to be for that daughter,” ESPN commentator Chris Evert said during Friday’s afternoon broadcast of the US Open. “I told Serena this: It’s a love you’ve never felt before, and I know she’s probably experiencing that right now.”

ESPN reports, When asked whether Serena’s daughter had a two-handed backhand and enough depth on her forehand, Venus cracked.

“Oh, my gosh,” Venus said, smiling. “That’s hilarious.”stellarmagserena0708aSerena revealed in April that she was pregnant, posting a selfie on Snapchat with the caption “20 weeks” and later confirming that she and fiancé Alexis Ohanian were expecting their first child.

She learned she was pregnant just days before the Australian Open began. For her 23rd Grand Slam singles title, Serena beat big sister Venus in the final.

In true Serena fashion, she has been adamant she’ll return to the tour after having the baby. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, said in an interview recently that the plan, barring any complications, is for Williams to start training in November.

“The goal is to be ready for the Australian Open and then we’ll see,” Mouratoglou said of Williams’ desire to defend her title. “If she’s ready, she’ll compete. If not, we’ll delay the comeback. I don’t think she should compete if she’s not really ready.”

Venus Williams Responsible For Car Crash That Killed 78-Year Old Man

(SL) – There are reports coming out that Tennis pro Venus Williams has been declared responsible for a Florida car crash that killed an elderly man.

Initially 78- year old Jerome Barson had endured head trauma and was in the hospital.

The crash happened on June 9th and he died two weeks later in an intensive care unit.

Barson’s wife reportedly told police she T-boned Williams’ SUV traveling westbound in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., after the athlete abruptly entered an intersection northbound.

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According to reports, Williams claimed the crash was due to heavy traffic that left her vehicle protruding  out into the intersection.

According to reports, the tennis great blamed the crash on heavy traffic that left her vehicle protruding out into the intersection. Cops did not believe she’d been distracted by a device or under drug or alcohol influence.

“(Williams) is at fault for violating the right of way of (the other driver),” the police report allegedly said.

Barson’s wife was reportedly also hospitalized for injuries, including broken bones.

A rep for Williams did not immediately return the Daily News’ request for comment.