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Venus Williams Fined At French Open For Snubbing Media

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at...

Cookie Doughprah Winfrey and S'moria Steinem: 10 Solutions to Ben & Jerry's Women Problem

Amanda McCall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Women
Amanda McCall

There are currently no female flavors of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (even Tina Fey would agree that, while "Greek frozen yogurt" is certainly a healthy ice cream alternative, it is not the same as ice cream).

Russian Tennis Czar Insults Williams Sisters

Reuters | By Patrick Johnston | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

SINGAPORE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams slammed Shamil Tarpishchev for using "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" comments a...

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

HIGHLIGHTS: Venus vs. Serena

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | Sports

MONTREAL (AP) — Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-cou...

LOOK: ESPN Gets Athletes To Strip Down For 'Body Issue'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.11.2014 | Sports

The annual reminder that athletic excellence comes in all sorts of beautiful shapes and sizes is about to hit newsstands yet again. For the sixth time...

Venus Ousted At Wimbledon

AP | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Former champion Petra Kvitova outlasted five-time winner Venus Williams 5-7, 7- 6 (2), 7-5 to move into the fourth round of Wimbledon ...

Venus Reaches Third Round At Wimbledon

AP | Stephen Wilson | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams overcame a slow start to beat Japan's Kurumi Nara 7-6 (4), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the third round...

Venus Williams Bares All For ESPN

espnW | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams will be featured in this year's edition of ESPN The Magazine's The Body Issue, hitting stands July 11. ...

Dana Oliver

A Brief History Of Venus Williams' Braided Hairstyles

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

When most people hear the name "Venus Williams," the first things that come to mind are her cheeky tennis outfits and intense matches against her sist...

Serena Williams Persuades Father To Release Book

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | Black Voices

Serena Williams' father says he won't return to Indian Wells, Calif., the site of a tournament his daughter has skipped since 2001, when their family ...

Anna Almendrala

Thanks To One Simple Change, Venus Williams' Game Is Stronger Than Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Venus Williams is one of the greatest female tennis players of all time. She started training alongside her younger sister, Serena, on the public tenn...

5 Superstars Who Have Talked About Their Low Self-Esteem

Anneli Rufus | Posted 04.14.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Anneli Rufus

It's easy to assume that beautiful, talented, successful superstars have high self-esteem and feel great about themselves. But all the speculation abo...

Venus Ousted Down Under

AP | By JOHN PYE | Posted 03.14.2014 | Sports

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Venus Williams was moving freely in her first-round match at the Australian Open, breezing through the first set and get...

Believe It or Not: These Celebrities Actually Own Chain Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Unexpected celebrities that own franchises of well-known chains.

My Interview With Venus Williams

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 11.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this week's vlog I interview Venus Williams about her fabulous fashion, vegan diet and awesome clothing line, Eleven By Venus. Enjoy our chat!

Williams Sisters Ousted

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Serena Williams will have to settle for playing in only one U.S. Open final this year. Williams and sister Venus fell 6-4, 6-2 to the Cze...

Venus Pulls Off 1st-Round Upset

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Venus Williams earned one of her biggest wins since she pulled out of the U.S. Open two years ago because of illness, upsetting 12th-seede...

Today Is the 40th Anniversary of Title IX: Let's Celebrate as It Propels Women to Leadership

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.02.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Today is a day to celebrate Title IX, the landmark legislation passed 40 years ago that gives women equal access to all fields of education.

Venus Vs. Everyone Else

Craig Carpenter | Posted 08.31.2013 | Entertainment
Craig Carpenter

The new film, Venus Vs., directed by Ava DuVernay is the chronicling of this story. As part of ESPN's "Nine For IX" series, the story presents a layer of complexity to the legend of Venus WIlliams that is largely unknown to most, including her fans.

I Remember Venus

Ava DuVernay | Posted 08.31.2013 | Sports
Ava DuVernay

Venus Williams is walking toward me -- with beautiful braids! Long braids intertwined with red and blue ribbon to commemorate her fourth Olympics as a...

The 10 Best-Dressed Tennis Players

Vanity Fair | Posted 08.28.2013 | Style
Vanity Fair

while tradition mandates all-white ensembles, the game's gutsiest players have since experimented with a rainbow of uniforms, accessories, and even hairstyles. Naturally, their taste for forward-thinking fashion extends beyond the confines of the court as well.

An Open Letter to the Tennis Community

Michelle Major and Maiken Baird | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports
Michelle Major and Maiken Baird

We ask for your support in our fight against the efforts of the USTA to deny our first amendment rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press and to censor our documentary, Venus and Serena.

Venus Withdraws From Wimbledon

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 06.18.2013 | Sports

-- After 16 consecutive years of always showing up at Wimbledon, winning five titles along the way, Venus Williams pulled out of the grass-court Gran...

Happy Birthday, Venus!

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 06.14.2013 | Style

Venus Williams has redefined women's tennis with her explosive serves and graceful agility. But the six-foot-one athlete has also made major fashion m...