The Network · Research · Study & Training · News · Join us · Bernstein Conference. Search Site. Advanced Search English · Deutsch. Document Actions. London · Singles. Gold medal – first place, London, Doubles. Last updated on: November 12, Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, ) is an American professional tennis player. She has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in women's singles and three in women's doubles—an all-time. Ledecky wins free at U.S. Winter Nationals. 17h Aug 4, Williams can add the gold medal to her 14 Grand Slam singles championships, the Williams was still hopping as she put on her Team USA jacket for the medal ceremony.
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She qualified first in the all-around, second to the vault final, sixth to the uneven bars final, fifth to the balance beam final, and first to the floor final, making her the first American gymnast to qualify to the all-around and all four event finals since Shannon Miller in In event finals, she won silver on the vault, behind defending world champion and Olympic silver medalist McKayla Maroney and ahead of Olympic gold medalist Hong Un Jong of North Korea; bronze on balance beam, behind Mustafina and Ross; and gold on the floor exercise, ahead of Italy's Vanessa Ferrari and Romania's Larisa Iordache.
She won the all-around by a wide margin and also took first place on vault, beam tied with Rossand floor. She won the gold on vault and floor, tied for the silver on balance beam with Alyssa Baumannand finished fourth on the uneven bars. During the team final, Biles led the United States to its second consecutive world team championship, which they won over the second-place Chinese team by nearly seven points.
In the all-around, Biles performed cleanly on all four events, bettering her bars score from qualifications by over a point, and won her second consecutive world all-around title ahead of two good friends, Ross and Iordache. Biles became the second American woman to repeat as world all-around champion, following Miller andand the first woman of any nationality to do so since Russia's Svetlana Khorkina and This brought her total of World Championship gold medals to six, the most ever by an American gymnast, surpassing Miller's five.
She placed first with a score of Later that month, Biles was nominated for the James E.
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Classic and finished first in the all-around, ahead of Olympic all-around champion Gabby Douglas and Maggie Nicholswith a score of On the beam, she scored a She scored a She had a small hop on her Amanar vault and scored a She then scored Biles ended on bars and scored a Classic, Biles announced that she would be turning prothus forfeiting her chance to compete for the UCLA Bruins gymnastics team.
At the U. National Championships, Biles secured her third all-around national title, becoming only the second woman ever to do so, 23 years after Kim Zmeskal, Biles once again qualified in first place in the all-around, vault, beam, and floor finals.
Her uneven bars score would have qualified her in 8th place in that final as well, but she was excluded, as per the rules, after teammates Kocian and Douglas qualified ahead of her. In team finals, she helped the United States team win their third consecutive gold medal at a World Championships event. Indian Wells, Miami and Cincinnati on hard court, and Hamburg on clay.
Federer recovered from two sets and a break down to take the final in five sets. Federer's 81 match victories were the most since Pete Sampras inand his record of 81—4 Outstanding season[ edit ] Main article: In NovemberStephen Tignor, chief editorial writer for Tennis.
Federer reached the finals in an astounding 16 of the 17 tournaments he entered during the season.
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InFederer won three Grand Slam singles titles and reached the final of the other, with the only loss coming against Nadal in the French Open. This was Federer and Nadal's first meeting in a Grand Slam final. Federer defeated Nadal in the Wimbledon Championships final. Federer, however, consistently pushed Nadal to the limit on clay throughout the season taking him to fourth-set tiebreakers in Monte-Carlo and Paris, and a thrilling match in Rome that went to a deciding fifth-set tiebreaker.
Federer won one ATP series event in Tokyo and captured the year-end championships for the third time in his career, again finishing the year as world No. Federer finished the season on a match winning streak, as well as winning 48 of his last 49 matches after the French Open. Near the end of the season he won his hometown tournament, the Swiss Indoors in Basel, Switzerland for the first time, having finished runner up in andand missing the tournament in and due to injuries.
Holding off young rivals[ edit ] Main article: Federer entered Indian Wells as the three-time defending champion, but his streak ended in controversy.
During the clay season, Federer's victory in the Hamburg Masters final was particularly impressive, as it snapped Nadal's match winning streak on clay, an Open-era record. Federer turned the match around from a set down to sweep 12 of the final 14 games, including a final set bagel.
At the French Open, some anticipated that Federer could become the first man in almost 40 years to hold all four majors simultaneously, having just resoundingly defeated young rival Nadal on clay entering the tournament. Once again, he defeated Rafael Nadal for a second consecutive year in the final, this time in a thrilling five-set encounter that many analysts hailed as the greatest Wimbledon final since Federer reached the final in Montreal before playing a young and relatively unknown Serbian named Novak Djokovic.
Djokovic proved his potential by beating the world No. Federer rebounded in Cincinnati to capture his fifth title of the year. Federer entered the US Open as the three-time defending champion and faced Djokovic in the final. This time, Federer prevailed in a close straight-set match. Victory in New York moved him ahead of Laver and Borg for third on the all-time list of major championship victories.
Throughout the tournament, the American press labelled him Darth Federer for his all-black attire which included tuxedo-striped shorts and the tournament played The Imperial March from Star Wars when he was announced onto the court for each of his matches. He finished the season as the year-end No. After his phenomenal triple Grand Slam season yet again, Federer became the only player in history to win three Majors in a year for three years, Career Grand Slam, sixth Wimbledon and major title record[ edit ] Main article: The season began with a loss to Nadal in the final of the Australian Open in a hotly contested five-set match.
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Federer winning the French Open, and completing the career Grand Slam. Federer's season turned around in the final masters event of the clay season when he defeated Nadal on clay for only the second time to capture the Madrid Masters. In his next match, he was forced to come from two sets and break point down in the third set to defeat Tommy Haas in five sets. Federer immediately turned his sights to the grass courts of Wimbledon, where he breezed his way up to the final.
In the championship match he faced long-time rival Andy Roddick in what was their eighth and final meeting at a Grand Slam.
Roddick pushed Federer into a record-setting fifth set, which Federer claimed 16—14 to win his 15th Grand Slam singles title, breaking the all-time record of Pete Sampras. Federer continued his summer run by winning his third title on the lightning-fast courts of the Cincinnati Mastersdefeating Novak Djokovic in the final.
On the penultimate point of the Djokovic match he hit what many consider to be the greatest shot of his career, a tweener winner, to set up match points. Federer finished the season as the year-end No. Fourth Australian Open[ edit ] Main article: This tournament, however, marked the end of his dominance at the majors.
At the French OpenFederer won his th tour match and th tour match on clay. Federer won the year-end championships in London by beating rival Rafael Nadal for his fifth title at the event. He beat all contenders except Nadal in straight sets. It remains the only tournament in his career where Federer defeated all fellow members of the Big Four.