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Two decades of Federer, and still going strong

PERTH: The amazing Roger Federer will embark on his 21st professional season when he leads Switzerland in the mixed teams Hopman Cup starting in Perth on Saturday. The 36-year-old Swiss is coming off an extraordinary year where he took his majors tally to 19, with a fifth Australian Open title and a record eighth Wimbledon. Federer finished the year at number two in the world behind Spanish rival Rafael Nadal, having started at 16, after a season-leading seven titles, including three Masters at Indian Wells, Miami and…

Tennis star Venus Williams involved in car crash that caused death: police

LONDON: Venus Williams, the world's former top-ranked tennis player, was the driver at fault in a two-car crash in Florida on June 9 that killed a passenger in the other vehicle, according to the initial police report on the incident released on Thursday. News of the fatal wreck near Williams' home in Palm Beach Gardens surfaced in media accounts on Thursday, days before the 37-year-old athlete was planning to compete at Wimbledon, which begins in England next week. An accident report filed by the investigating police…

Serena Williams expecting baby this year

LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again this year but aims to return to the women's tour in 2018. The 35-year-old posted a picture of herself captioned "20 weeks" and her publicist Kelly Bush Novak made an official announcement. "I'm happy to confirm Serena is expecting a baby this fall," the publicist said in a statement to AFP. While Williams won't play again this year, "she looks forward to returning in 2018," Bush Novak said. Williams' social media post showed the 35-year-old…

“I said yes”: Serena Williams gets engaged to Reddit co-founder Ohanian

WASHINGTON: Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced on Thursday she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, breaking the news with a poem on her verified Reddit account. Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, did not reveal a wedding date in the postings, listed under the Reddit tag 'isaidyes'. "I came home A little late, Someone had a bag packed for me, And a carriage awaited, Destination: Rome, To escort me to my very own "charming" Back to where our stars first collided, And now it was full circle At the same…