Serena Williams is Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

Serena Williams, who held all four of tenniss grand slam titles for the second time in her career and won 53 of 56 matches in 2015, was honoured by Sports Illustrated as its Sportsperson of the Year on 15 December in New York. One day after the announcement as Sportsperson of the Year, Sports Illustrated held a special awards dinner in Manhattan. Dec 16, 2015

Roger Federer aiming for Olympic medals in 2016

Roger Federer has no plans to retire anytime soon, the world number three and multiple grand slam champion said in an interview with Reuters in Dubai on 14 December. Speaking ahead of his match at the Dubai leg of the International Premier Tennis League in Dubai, the 34-year-old Swiss said he still had the fire in him to keep competing, and that today he is still confident, is more relaxed on the court, and has more fun playing tennis than before. Dec 15, 2015

Serena Williams sees IPTL as training for next season

US tennis star Serena Williams played in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) second leg in Manila on 6 December and said it was good preparation for next season. Williams won her singles match for the Philippine Mavericks, her first competitive game since being knocked out of the US Open in September by unseeded Robert Vinci. After Sundays play Williams told journalists the match helped her shape up. Dec 7, 2015