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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 ... "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. 


Serena Williams Daddy Date Night ... ft. Parenting Tip!

2/1/2018 10:07 AM PST

Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian ain't gonna let parenthood -- and insanely busy schedules -- stop 'em from getting their date night on! 

The power couple was out in the Bev Hills Wednesday night -- crushing gourmet Japanese at Matsuhisa while a sitter watched baby Alexis.

On their way out, our guy (who's got a kid on the way) asked if they had any parenting advice ... and while Serena wasn't in the mood to chat, the Reddit co-founder served up a pretty solid tip.

Alexis also claimed he's dominating the diaper game like Serena does tennis ... and you can decide for yourself what to make of her reaction. 

Genie Bouchard 2nd Super Bowl Date w/ Bet Guy ... This Is Foreal, Right?!

1/23/2018 7:05 AM PST
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Alright, guys ... this might actually be a thing.

Tennis superstar Genie Bouchard and the guy who won a date with her by betting on last year's Super Bowl are going back to the big game ... after NFL Canada (Genie's home country) offered to take them as guests.

The best part -- SHE ASKED HIM!!

"OMG. Back to where it all began?! And with the Patriots too?! I’m in! What do you say?" Genie tweeted at Missouri University student, John Goehrke.

Of course, John accepted -- "This keeps getting better. I’m in!"

You know the story -- Genie made a bet with John last year when the Falcons were up big on the Patriots ... agreeing to a date if the Pats pulled off a comeback.

They did ... and they've since gone on (at least) a few dates -- including a bikini beach sesh in Miami.

Can't say for sure ... but it definitely seems like things are heating up.

Enrique & Anna Meet Our Twins!!! Answer Key Not Included

1/16/2018 10:07 AM PST

Enrique Iglesias is giving the world a first glance at one of the twins he and Anna Kournikova kept totally undercover during her pregnancy.

There's still some secrecy -- Enrique captioned the pic, "My Sunshine" ... so, it's unclear if the kid in the pic is Nicholas or Lucy. TMZ broke the story ... Anna and Enrique became first-time parents when she gave birth back in December. 

Judging by the baby's clothing ... we're gonna guess this is Nicholas. Hell, we've got a 50-50 shot!

10:55 AM PT -- Ok, now we're more confused. Anna just posted her own shot with one of the twins, and also captioned it, "My Sunshine."

Now, we're guessing Anna's holding the boy, Nicholas -- while Enrique's got the girl, Lucy. We're sure of it! Or, at least 50-50. 

Tennis Star Victoria Azarenka Scores Huge Win In Nasty Custody War

1/15/2018 4:41 PM PST

Tennis superstar Victoria Azarenka is one step closer to resuming her pro career -- after getting a huge win in her custody case that should clear the path for her to travel with her baby again. 

As we previously reported, Azarenka -- who's a citizen of Belarus -- went to war with her baby daddy Billy McKeague in 2017 after he filed paternity papers in L.A., where Azarenka trains.

The filing resulted in the judge forbidding either parent to take the child out of California until an agreement was reached. 

The problem ... Azarenka (the former #1 ranked player) competes all over the world -- but she refused to leave her 1-year-old child behind. As a result, she pulled out of the US Open, the Australian Open and the ASB Classic in Auckland. 

Azarenka argued the case belongs in Belarus -- where she was previously awarded primary custody by a Belarusian court. 

Now, TMZ Sports has learned the California judge has ruled in Azarenka's favor -- agreeing the case doesn't belong in CA or anywhere in the U.S. 

But she's not out of the woods yet ... McKeague has 3 weeks to appeal the ruling. We're told Azarenka's camp is confident they will win that battle as well, based on the judge's strongly-worded 65-page opinion. 

We're told Azarenka's plan is to move back to Belarus with their son as soon as she can -- but she wants McKeague to be in the kid's life and hopes to have an amicable co-parenting relationship with him moving forward. 

Serena Williams Ass Shakin' and Servin' Aces ... in Front of Private Jet

1/10/2018 8:25 AM PST
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If you didn't already love N.E.R.D. and Rihanna's song, "Lemon" ... Serena Williams will change your mind in the next minute and 30 seconds.

The tennis superstar turned a Palm Beach International airport runway into her own private dance party for a photo shoot with Vogue ... and we're so, so happy she did.

Not only does the new mommy show she can still twerk like no other, she even serves up some lemons at (probably) over 100 miles per hour.

Just goes to show Serena is BACK ... but it's not like she ever left.

Serena Williams Withdraws from Australian Open 'Not Where I Personally Want to Be'

1/4/2018 4:40 PM PST
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Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Australian Open ... saying she's not quite ready to compete on a tournament level after recently giving birth.

Serena posted the message to her Snapchat Thursday, saying ... "After performing in my first match after giving birth I realized that although I am super close I'm not where I personally want to be." 

She adds ... "My coach and team always said 'Only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way.'" Serena defeated her sister, Venus, in the Australian Open last year.

The new mom competed in a tennis match just last month -- her first since giving birth to a baby girl in September. It was an exhibition match against Latvian player Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

As for the Australian Open ... she says she looks forward to coming back and competing another time. 

Venus Williams Deposition 'All I Saw Was A Green Light' ... But She Told Cops Light Was 'Turning'

12/21/2017 12:50 AM PST

Venus Williams insisted to lawyers the traffic light was "always" green as she drove across the intersection where she had the fatal car accident -- but that doesn't match up with what she told police on the scene.

TMZ Sports obtained a portion of Venus' recorded deposition in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against her by Jerome Barson's family. During the depo, taken Nov. 9, Venus repeatedly says she only saw a green light. If true ... it would mean the Barsons, traveling perpendicular to Venus, had run a red light when they t-boned Venus.

The potential problem for Venus is that's not how witnesses remember it, and it's not even how Venus remembered it while talking to Palm Beach Gardens PD. Body cam footage shows her saying, "As I was going to start again, I saw that the light was turning red." The exchange begins at 40 seconds.

If Venus saw the light turning red, that would mean the Barsons did have a green light as they proceeded through the intersection. In fact, according to the police investigation, witnesses said the Barsons DID have a green.

As we reported, the police cleared Venus of any criminal wrongdoing in the accident -- saying neither party was to blame.

Meanwhile, the wrongful death suit is moving forward and likely headed for court where a jury will have to decide if Venus was negligent as she crossed the intersection. 

Venus Williams Won't Be Charged in Fatal Accident

12/20/2017 3:21 PM PST
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Venus Williams is not at fault for her fatal car accident, but neither is the driver of the other vehicle ... according to the police investigation.

Palm Beach Gardens PD released their findings on Wednesday and said no charges will be filed in the case. Cops say neither Venus nor the Barsons -- the couple in the car that t-boned Venus -- violated the other's right of way.

TMZ Sports got the video which shows exactly what went down in the June 9 car wreck.

Venus told police on the scene she was "caught in the middle" of the intersection because a 3rd vehicle had turned in front of her as the light was turning. You can see that car at about 17 seconds in our video ... the police say it was a Nissan Altima and they spoke to the driver. 

They concluded the Altima driver DID violate Venus' right of way. However, police also aren't blaming the Altima driver for the wreck. 

The Barsons drove through the intersection when the light turned green and smashed into Venus. Jerome Barson later died from his injuries.

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