Written by administrator on July 16th, 2012
Serena wins at Stanford in final Olympic tuneup
News from Yahoo! Sports:
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams has spent most of her career matching — and often breaking — older sister Venus’ records. After tying Venus for the most WTA Tour titles among active players, there’s little left for her to equal.
Except Olympic gold.
Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic title in a final tuneup before the London Olympics.
Serena and Venus won gold in doubles in 2000 and 2008 and will go for a third again this year when play begins July 28 on Wimbledon’s grass. While Venus took home gold in singles in 2000, Serena has never medaled on her own.
“It would mean a lot to me, but I can’t lay all my hopes and dreams on just that,” she said. “But it would mean a lot. I would like to try to get one.”
Sustaining the moment has been a big reason behind Williams’ busy schedule.
Eight days after winning Wimbledon, Williams saved a set point and won the final four games of the opening set. It was the 43rd WTA Tour championship of Williams’ career, tying older sister Venus for the most…………… continues on Yahoo! Sports
At Comic-Con International, there’s lots of party business to do
News from Los Angeles Times:
SAN DIEGO — More than 24 hours after arriving in town for Comic-Con International, movie producer Daniel Alter had an admission: He hadn’t actually been to the Con.
“The truth is that for industry people, there are so many great parties that you don’t have to go to the convention center anymore,” said Alter, chatting at an exclusive rooftop bar with a drink in his hand and a VIP pass around his neck.
Most know Comic-Con as the jampacked geekfest where 130,000 fans wait in long lines to see movie, TV, video game and comic book presentations at the San Diego Convention Center and listen as their favorite stars repeatedly say things like “Without you guys, the show would not exist,” as “The Walking Dead’s” Andrew Lincoln told the enthusiastic crowd during the panel for the hit AMC television series.
PHOTOS: Comic-Con 2012
But for the multitudes of producers, agents, studio executives and stars who travel down from Los Angeles each year, it’s a very different experience. Most of their multida…………… continues on Los Angeles Times
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