Fact: Serena Williams' rumoured boyfriend Drake was among the U.S. Open crowdmembers who were left stunned on Friday (11Sep15) when the women's world number one crashed out of the New York tennis championships in a devastating loss to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci. The American fell to defeat in a three-set thriller, ending the sports star's bid to make history with the first calendar Grand Slam since Steffi Graf achieved the feat in 1988.
Tweet: "Wow!! What an unreal ending to an unreal season for @serenawilliams at the @usopen today. Who could have predicted??!!" Singer Nick Lachey is surprised by tennis champ Serena Williams' shock exit from the U.S. Open after losing to unseeded Italian Roberta Vinci on Friday (11Sep15).
Fact: Alec Baldwin, singer Josh Groban and actress Amanda Seyfried were among the stars sitting courtside at the USTA Opening Night Gala to kick off the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York City on Monday evening (31Aug15). The celebrity sports fans watched as reigning women's champ Serena Williams sailed through to the second round after her opponent, Vitalia Diatchenko, bowed out due to injury. Rafael Nadal also emerged victorious, beating 18-year-old Borna Coric in four sets.
Fact: HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling has blasted a Twitter user who claimed 2015 Wimbledon tennis champ Serena Williams is "built like a man" after the writer shared a photo of herself posing with the sportswoman after Saturday's (11Jul15) big win online. Rowling responded, "You're an idiot."
Tweet: "My deepest prayers, thoughts, concern and love goes out to Elena Baltacha's family. I am deeply sorry for your loss." Tennis ace Serena Williams pays tribute to British player Elena Baltacha, who died on Sunday (04May14) aged 30 after a battle with liver cancer.
Fact: Tennis champion Serena Williams won her fifth U.S. Open title on Sunday (08Sep13) after triumphing over Victoria Azarenka during a final at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.
Fact: Tennis champ Serena Williams has been honoured by bosses at America's Marie Claire magazine for leading a campaign for equal pay in the game. Williams wants men and women to be awarded the same prize money when they win the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments.
Fact: Tennis star sisters Venus and Serena Williams have a new baby brother - their father has became a dad again at the age of 71.
Tweet: "Hey guys! I am better each day. I'm so in love with my fans and friends! My family too! I'm beyond blessed to have so much love around me!" Tennis ace Serena Williams thanks her devotees for their support after she underwent emergency surgery for a haematoma last month (Feb11).
Quote: "I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. (Venus is) tall and she's like a model and she fits everything. I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn't. I was 23 when I realised that I wasn't Venus. She's totally different." Voluptuous tennis champ Serena Williams spent years envying her sister VENUS' svelte figure.
Quote: "I hit with her a couple of times but it's kind of tough... Me, having an athletic mind-state and not being able to defeat your companion. If I'm playing (card game) Uno, I want to win." Rapper/actor Common refuses to compete against his tennis ace girlfriend Serena Williams on the court.
Fact: Tennis ace Serena Williams is baring all for the new issue of ESPN magazine. The sporting star strips off for the publication's upcoming Body Issue.
Fact: Common is proving to be a supportive boyfriend to lover Serena Williams - the rapper/actor was snapped carrying the tennis superstar's racket bag, handbag and snacks as she prepared to face off against Melinda Czink at the U.S. Open in Queens, New York on Wednesday (02Sep09). Williams went on to crush her competitor, winning the match 6-1, 6-1.
Quote: "Serena Williams. I'd like to meet her again. I met her once but I don't think I give myself a very good account of myself. I tried to touch her legs. They looked wonderful. I wondered if she'd notice. She looked delightful." Serial romancer Russell Brand has his eye on tennis star SERENA WILLIAMS.
Fact: <p>Tennis ace Serena Williams played a distraught mum whose child is trapped in a blazing building on a harrowing plane crash episode of ER broadcast in the US last night (17NOV05). </p>
Fact: <p>RUN-DMC star-turned-Reverend and reality TV star JOSEPH SIMMONS starts every day at 6am by emailing and phoning "words of wisdom" to pals like Serena Williams, SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS and Kid Rock. </p>
Fact: <p>Sporty sisters VENUS + Serena Williams proved they're not always terrific tennis players on US TV yesterday (26AUG05) - they were beaten 3-0 in a quick game of ping pong by MTV presenter QUDDUS (corr) and pop star Jesse Mccartney on TOTAL REQUEST LIVE. </p>