This year she has won only one of her five tournaments, in Rome, while enduring a pair of shock defeats in the Australian and French Open finals.
It’s been said the black woman in American society has two strikes against her: being born a woman and being born black.
She holds all grand slam titles again, but the greatest female tennis star is still being punished for being an unapologetically strong black woman.
In Andy Murray, the emotional Swede recognises the need for perfection that also drove him.
Wheelchair tennis is grounded in clumsy mobility, but its popularity is soaring in South Africa.
A change in the International Tennis Federation rules makes it impossible for tennis players to switch their allegiance and play for another country.
A new tennis format, dubbed the Twenty20 of tennis, is being piloted across Australia and the concept is meant to be a faster form of the sport.
Prosecutors believe match-fixing has been happening on a wider scale, with many other players and previous matches now being called into question.
Boris Becker, Goran Ivanisevic, Stefan Edberg and Michael Chang are the celebrity coaches behind the men's US Open semifinalists.
Even though he hasn't won a Grand Slam title this year, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer is still top of the earnings table, according to Forbes.
Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years on Saturday, defeating Romania's Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 6-4 in a gripping final.
US wheelchair tennis player David Wagner has beaten South African Lucas Sithole in the quads final of the Acsa SA Open.
South African tennis player Kevin Anderson is to face Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round of Indian Wells.
Serena Williams has insisted winning wasn't her main priority in the Australian Open and having fun was more important.
Maria Sharapova recovered her serve to beat Kaia Kanepi and advance to the Brisbane International semifinals.
Despite her win, seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams found it hard to dominate Andrea Hlavackova at the Auckland Classic.
The Swedish tennis star has joined head coach Severin Luthi ahead of Federer's first Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2014, the Australian Open.
Serena Williams, who wants to win more Grand Slam titles than any other player, has not ruled out being able to play until she is 40 years old.
Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia has upset third-seeded Sara Errani of Italy to reach the third round of the Pan Pacific Open.