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Alison Riske of the United States plays a backhand in her Ladies Singles fourth round match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia during day seven of Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8 in London.

Pittsburgher beats world no. 1 at Wimbledon, falls to Serena Williams

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer July 9, 2019
Against all expectations, Pittsburgh native Alison Riske had 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams on the brink of defeat in their Tuesday quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
Zion Williamson speaks during a news conference after being awarded the USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy Player of the Year prior to the 2019 NCAA Mens Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on April 5.

Take 5: Kings, queens and curses

By The Pitt News Staff May 28, 2019
Our staff is sharing four of our hottest basketball takes — and one about Serena Williams.
Serena Williams celebrates during her womens singles fourth-round victory against Kaia Kanepi at the 2018 U.S. Open on Sunday, Sept. 2, in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Editorial: GQ’s “Woman” of the Year cover insensitive

By The Pitt News Editorial Board November 16, 2018
The GQ magazine's "Woman" of the Year cover featuring Serena Williams has drawn the ire of fans on social media since its release. The stylistic choices completely ignore the important context of Williams’ history in the public eye.
Serena Williams in action against the Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open at the the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Williams advanced, 6-4, 6-3. (Louis Lanzano/Sipa USA/TNS)

Serena Williams controversy mars U.S. Open

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 10, 2018
Serena Williams was mistreated by the umpire during the U.S. Open final — but it’s not surprising. These calls are a blatant attempt to stifle Williams’ success in a sport dominated by white men.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) runs upfield in first half action against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Steelers won, 20-17. (Sam Riche/TNS)

Take 5: Bell, Beadle and Basketball

By The Pitt News Staff August 30, 2018
From catsuits to contract holdouts, The Pitt News staff takes a look at the spiciest storylines from the past week.
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