Maria Sharapova's retirement announcement was greeted in part by dissenting fans bristling at the suggestion that she was a rival of the Serena Williams.

Serena Williams, the world's reigning No. 1 women's singles player, expressed her amazement at the news while graciously praising Sharapova for taking full responsibility for her actions, the New York Times reports.

Sharapova admitted to failing a drug test via her use of a formally legal substance and claims she did not know that the substance was forbidden.


A group of anti-abortion activists took it upon themselves to secretly videotape activity at a Planned Parenthood in Houston, Texas in an effort to reveal how fetal tissue was being handled at the clinic. Unfortunately for the activists (affiliated with the Center for Medical Progress) their plan backfired. After examining the footage, a Houston grand […]


UPDATE: 9:30 A.M. ET– 06/23/13:  After chattering away in  ‘Rolling Stone’ on everything from victim-blaming to rival Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams has suddenly decided not to do any more talking. In her pre-Wimbledon press conference, Williams said that she would rather keep her private life  private: “I definitely like to keep my personal life personal,” […]