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Serena Williams Not Too Injured for Disneyland!

6/7/2018 8:10 AM PDT
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Serena Williams doesn't seem too bummed about pulling out of the French Open this week -- in fact, she's nursing her injury at Disneyland!!!

The tennis superstar rounded up her family -- Mom, hubby Alexis Ohanian and daughter Alexis Olympia -- and went to Disneyland Paris on Thursday ... home of rides like Indiana Jones et le Temple du Péril, Les Tapis Volants and Le Carrousel de Lancelot! 

The family seemed to be having a blast despite the fact baby Alexis is only 9 months old ... and most people in our office agree it sucks to take a 9-month-old to Disneyland since they can't really do anything or appreciate anything and most likely won't even remember the trip.

Whatever ... HAVE FUN! 

Serena Williams Pulls Out of Sharapova Match ... Due to Injury

6/4/2018 7:06 AM PDT
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NOOOOO!!!!!

Serena Williams' highly-anticipated showdown with Maria Sharapova at the French Open ain't happening on Monday ... after Serena pulled out of the match due to an injury.

It's a total bummer for the tennis world ... which has waited 2 years for the superstars to face off after Sharapova served a 15-month suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

For the record -- Williams OWNS Sharapova on the court. She's won 18 straight against the cheating Russian and has a 19-2 record overall against her.

We were particularly stoked for this match to watch a post-pregnancy Serena deliver karmic tennis justice to a PED user. 

As for the injury, Serena says she's got a nagging pectoral issue that wouldn't allow her to serve properly.

... Ya got lucky this time, Sharapova. 

Chris Evert Serving Up Tennis Court Mansion ... Got $5 Mil?

5/31/2018 11:39 AM PDT
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Tennis legend Chris Evert -- the former #1 ranked player in the world -- is selling her Boca Raton mansion (complete with its own tennis court) ... and it's all yours if you've got $5 MIL!

The place is massive -- 12,296 square feet sitting on a 5-acre lot. 

We're talking 8 bedrooms, 8 baths, par 3 golf course, 9 car garage, 2 guest houses ... and, of course, a private tennis court on the grounds!!! 

Evert bought the place back in 2003 for $2.8 mil -- and she's listing it with Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $4.99 mil ... not a bad investment!

Common Serena vs. John McEnroe?! ... Easy Work.

5/11/2018 6:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

If John McEnroe reconsiders and accepts Donald Trump's million dollar offer to play Serena or Venus Williams ... one major celebrity has already picked the women to win. 

"Man, Serena and Venus all the way," Common told us. 

Of course, Common's a little biased ... he used to date Serena back in the day -- but maybe that's why he's confident Johnny Mac would take the "L" if they really throw down on the court. 

As we previously reported, McEnroe says Trump made a real effort to make the $1 Mil Battle of the Sexes match a reality ... but John says he had no real desire to compete against a female. 

... or maybe he's just scared. 

John McEnroe Trump Offered Me $1 Mil ... to Play Against Serena

5/9/2018 2:03 PM PDT
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John McEnroe says Donald Trump offered him $1,000,000 to play a tennis match against Serena or Venus Williams ... but he shot it down. 

"I was calling a match and suddenly I get this envelope and it's from Donald Trump," McEnroe said on "In Depth with Graham Bensinger."

McEnroe didn't specify WHEN Trump sent the envelope -- only noting it was before he became President.  

So, why'd John turn it down? 

"It's never been something where I was like ... I wanna go play a woman in a match."

You gotta watch the clip ... John is pretty confident he'd win -- reminding everyone he was once the #1 player in the world. 

Still, his own kids aren't convinced he'd beat Serena, which begs one question -- IS IT TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR MIND?!?!

Serena Williams Bel-Air Home Price Drop ... Advantage Potential Buyer!!!

4/19/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Serena Williams is making an adjustment -- to her real estate game -- by slashing the price of her Bel-Air home ... to just a shade under $10 million.

The tennis star put the 6,101 sq ft, 6-bed, 7-bath mansion -- featuring a pool, gym, bar, salon and private hiking trails -- on the market for $12 mil back in October ... but apparently hasn't had any takers.

With a new price tag of $9,995,000, Serena's still set to make a nice profit on the sale -- she bought the place for just over $6 mil in 2006.

As we reported ... Serena plunked down $6.7 mil on a Beverly Hills pad right around the same time she listed her Bel-Air palace with Greg Piechota from KASE Real Estate.

So ... don't worry about her not having a place to stay in L.A.

Serena's Hubby I'm Getting Jacked Like Wifey ... Doing It for Baby Alexis!

4/3/2018 10:30 AM PDT
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Tech-nerd no more!!!

Serena Williams' hubby, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, has traded in his keyboard for free weights and steel chains ... saying he's finally made the life decision to get fit.

But, don't be fooled by the broey gym pic -- he's doing it all for baby Alexis.

"Made a promise to Alexis Olympia Ohanian when I first met her that I was going to start focusing on my health as much as I focus on my business," Ohanian said on social media.

"My legacy is almost starting to talk, so she'll be cheering soon enough." 

You can tell he's already made serious gains -- but Mr. "Mediocre at Best" says he's still got a ton of work to do. 

No doubt having a workout buddy like Serena helps. Congrats!!

Venus Williams No Reply from AT&T ... Phone Records Stall Wrongful Death Lawsuit

3/27/2018 2:02 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Venus Williams' cell phone records from the fatal car accident remain under wraps, because AT&T won't give up the goods ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Attorneys for Jerome Barson's estate are trying to put the heat on Venus' cell phone carrier, because according to docs, they first subpoenaed AT&T back in January ... but have yet to get any action.

Barson died from his injuries after his sedan smashed into Venus' SUV last June in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Cops cleared Venus criminally, saying she was "caught in the middle" of the intersection, but the Barsons' attorney, Gary Iscoe, wants to make sure she wasn't on her phone and distracted at the time.

As we first reported, there's surveillance video of Venus approaching the intersection -- just seconds before the accident -- but it's unclear if she's on the phone. 

In docs, Iscoe says AT&T told him on March 15 the request "being processed." Not good enough for the Barsons, who want the judge to force AT&T to hand over Venus' records now.

Mike Tyson's Daughter Plays Tennis w/ Novak Djokovic ... Scores on Him, Too

3/11/2018 4:12 PM PDT

If you needed further proof that Mike Tyson's daughter is LEGIT when it comes to tennis ... look no further than this clip of her schooling one Novak Djokovic

Tyson's 9-year-old, Milan Tyson, was seen playing what appears to be a friendly match Saturday with the Serbian tennis pro at the Indian Wells Masters tournament in CA. 

Whether they were just volleying for fun, or actually taking it seriously ... Milan scored on Novak either way, at least a couple different times. Apparently, Novak approached Milan and asked her to hit with him ... which left the kid shocked and grateful on social media. 

Mike was also thankful to Novak, giving him props on Twitter saying ... "@DjokerNole you are the realest. Thanks for hitting with my daughter #milantyson. You are her tennis idol." 

Milan's proven herself as a budding tennis star ... this can only help her resume. 

Serena Williams Celeb Dance Party! Watch Me Electric Slide, Baby!

3/7/2018 7:04 AM PST
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Serena Williams, Lisa Leslie and Wanda Sykes in a celebrity dance battle? 

Oh, yes ... and they're move of choice? The Electric Slide! 

Serena (sans baby) and friends were on the court at the Desert Smash charity event in La Quinta, CA -- facing off against stars like Victoria Azarenka, Omar Miller, Boris Kodjoe and Jim Courier

So, who won? Lisa Leslie killed it. 

But, the MC mocked -- Serena claiming she didn't know how to properly "slide."

In the end, the event raised money for the Yetunde Price Resource Center (named after Serena's late sister).

The Center is located in Serena's hometown, Compton, and helps people affected by community violence. 

Serena Williams I 'Almost Died' After Giving Birth ... Emergency Surgery

2/20/2018 8:32 AM PST
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Serena Williams says she "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter, Alexis Olympia -- if not for a team of super doctors who removed a large hematoma from her abdomen. 

The tennis star says her daughter was born by an emergency C-section on Sept. 1 after Olympia's heart rate plummeted during contractions. 

The surgery went smoothly, Serena said on CNN.com ... "But what followed just 24 hours after giving birth were six days of uncertainty."

Williams says she suffered a pulmonary embolism -- which is when a blood clot blocks one or more arteries in her lungs. 

Serena contacted medical professionals -- but the coughing from the embolism got so bad, her C-section wound popped open and she required another surgery. 

"The doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lungs."

Serena eventually made it home and was ordered to spend the next 6 weeks in bed. 

She credits the "incredible medical team of doctors and nurses at a hospital with state-of-the-art equipment" -- and urges people to support UNICEF, which provides medical services to mothers and babies around the world. 

Serena Williams Takes Black Girls to 'Black Panther' 'Huge Moment for Black People'

2/16/2018 9:13 AM PST
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Serena Williams surprised a group of young black girls with a private screening of "Black Panther" on Thursday -- telling the crowd, "This is a huge moment for us and for black people."

Serena and her hubby, Alexis Ohanian, organized the event in San Fran with roughly 40 members of the youth group Black Girls CODE -- which provides technology education to African-American girls.

The twist, the girls had NO IDEA Serena was going to be in the theater to watch with them -- and when she walked in the room, the crowd went nuts!! It was awesome!! 

"We've never had a superhero movie," Serena told the group ... "So, we're so excited. I feel like I've waited my whole life for this."

By the way, Serena says the whole thing was Alexis' idea ... but jokingly added, "It was my idea, too."

Props to everyone -- this is great. 

Serena Williams Hubby On Baby Duty at Fed Cup ... Mommy Back to Work

2/12/2018 7:31 AM PST
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Here's a peek into the rest of Alexis Ohanian's life -- handling daddy duty at a big tennis tourney while his wife sets out to reconquer the world. 

That's how it went down Sunday at the Fed Cup in Asheville, North Carolina -- where Serena Williams finally returned to official action for the first time since Alexis Jr. was born

It didn't exactly go as planned on the court (Serena and Venus lost their doubles match in straight sets) -- but the crowd loved her ... and Alexis Sr. proved he's got the the parent thing ON LOCK!

Excellent bottle form. Great burp cloth placement. 

Victory. 

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