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Serena Williams says on Twitter she is single, no boyfriend

Serena Williams Patrick Mouratoglou

Serena Williams is playing the denial game against when it comes to her dating life.

Serena sent a tweet earlier this week that many interpreted as her talking about her love life. In order to correct those folks, Williams said she was single and denied having a boyfriend.

Of course, we all know that’s a bunch of manure. Williams is dating her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, and has been for a few years. She hasn’t confirmed that publicly to the press so we wouldn’t expect her to do so over Twitter. It’s not even shocking to see her outright say she has no boyfriend. Just know you shouldn’t believe her.

H/T Black Sports Online

Venus Williams reportedly bothered by Serena’s partying

Venus Serena Williams

Venus Williams reportedly is bothered by all the partying of her sister Serena and that has supposedly created a rift between them.

The New York Post’s Page Six quotes an “insider” as a source for their report, which was published Wednesday evening.

“They’re not in a good place right now. Venus is angry with Serena,” an insider supposedly said during the US Open, according to Page Six.

Page Six says the sisters did not arrive together or acknowledge the other’s presence at a Taste of Tennis kickoff event prior to the US Open, which they cite as further evidence of the rift. They also point to the Instagram accounts of the sisters as additional evidence; it’s been a few months since either sister appeared in a photo on the other’s account.

While I hardly believe the Instagram part as evidence of the supposed rift, I can completely believe the overall report. Venus has been the quieter one of the two for several years and rarely makes headlines off the court. Serena, on the other hand, is often the subject of reports and even supposedly cancelled television engagements on Monday morning because she was out late celebrating her US Open win the day before. Maybe the two just have different lifestyles; siblings often do.

If they do have issues with each other, it hasn’t kept them from competing together as doubles teammates. They reached the quarterfinals of the US Open before losing, and they were knocked out early at Wimbledon when Serena displayed some bizarre, inexplicable behavior.

Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams partied together after US Open finals

Caroline Wozniacki Serena Williams

Caroline Wozniacki said after losing to Serena Williams in the finals of the US Open Sunday that drinks that night were on Williams. Apparently she wasn’t joking.

As we saw on social media, Woz and Serena went partying together Sunday despite Serena hammering Woz 6-3, 6-3 in the finals.

The two shared pictures on Instagram from their night out together:

Even Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame got in on the fun (he attended the match earlier in the day):

Woz and Serena have been friends for years and Williams was there to help her pal after she was dumped by golfer Rory McIlroy in May. Their friendship obviously extends well beyond the courts.

Even though some people will see this as harmless, I do question how much of a killer instinct Woz has in her matches against Serena knowing that she likes her so much. Then again, I could probably question how much of a killer instinct Woz has in most of her matches anyway …

Serena Williams wins record $4 million payout at US Open

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams took home the biggest single payday in tennis history Sunday after beating Caroline Wozniacki in the finals of the US Open.

Williams destroyed Woz, her good friend, in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 to capture her sixth US Open title and 18th overall grand slam. She also took home $4 million thanks to the win.

The prize money for winning the US Open is $3 million. The other million came from Serena winning a $1 million bonus as the Emirates Airline US Open Series Champion.

Serena clinched the US Open series in August after beating Woz in three sets in the semis of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. It was her third time winning the US Open Series in the last four years.

The $4 million payout from the USTA eclipses the previous record of $3.6 million, which she held with Rafael Nadal. Her career earnings are estimated to be around $57 million, which is the most in women’s tennis history.

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki friends off the court

Serena Williams Caroline Wozniacki

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki may have to be opponents on the court, but the surprise is that they are actually friends off of it. And the world learned about the relationship a few months ago.

Wozniacki was feeling pretty miserably after being dumped by ex-boyfriend Rory McIlroy in May. And guess who was there to help get her mind right afterwards? None other than Serena.

Both players lost early at the French Open this year and decided to spend some time together. They went to South Florida and hung out on the beach. They even took in the NBA playoffs and watched the Miami Heat play, where the now prescient photo seen above was taken.

Serena also shared many more photos on Instagram of the two of them together during their mini-vacation:

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Serena Williams still appears to be sick with bug

Serena Williams blanket

Serena Williams has really been milking this whole illness from Wimbledon.

Serena withdrew from her second-round doubles match on Tuesday because she was overall not well. She said she was sick with a “bug,” but few bought that explanation. She was completely messed up and uncoordinated during the match.

A day later, she posted a photo on Instagram showing that she was still in complete recovery mode.

Then on July 4, Serena posted another photo on Instagram. Once again, she was wrapped in her magenta blanket.

Alright, Serena, we get that you’re still sick. But what’s the illness? Are you just going to throw out the blanket for sympathy, or are you going to let people know what’s bothering you? And what about those rumors that you are pregnant?

Serena Williams pregnant rumor circulates after bizarre Wimbledon exit

Serena WilliamsRumors that Serena Williams is pregnant have begun to circulate ever since the tennis star retired from her doubles match on Tuesday.

Williams retired from her second-round doubles match with her sister Venus after falling behind 3-0 in the first set. She appeared wobbly when she walked out onto the court, was barely able to serve or control the ball, and she didn’t appear to have any coordination. About the only way to describe it is to say she looked like she was totally wasted.

[Watch Serena's bizarre behavior at Wimbledon]

Williams later ascribed her performance/problems to a “bug,” but few were buying that explanation. Now a very tantalizing explanation has hit a German tabloid.

German paper Bild says the rumor around London is that Serena is pregnant by her coach and boyfriend, Patrick Mouratoglou. Don’t expect Serena to confirm such a thing; she denied she was dating Mouratoglu for a long while before it was finally confirmed. The two were rumored to be dating going back two years ago.

As for the pregnancy rumor, well, it seems more like a theory and gossip item rather than a report based on journalistic investigation. Bild shares very little supporting information about the rumor aside from saying it was the talk around London. However, in its story on Serena’s exit, the Daily Mail in London says nothing about the pregnancy rumor, but does mention Mouratoglu heavily, as if to imply something may be up with them.

While we don’t put a ton of stock into this rumor (yet), it certainly is worth keeping in mind as an explanation. And we might actually find out in the coming months whether it’s actually true.

Although it seems like she has been playing forever, Serena Williams is still 32 years old and one of the top tennis players in the world. She’s had boyfriends throughout her career, but never any children. She’s also had a shaky year and not made it past the fourth round of any the majors, though she was bothered by a back injury at the Australian Open.

Also see: Serena discusses relationship with Patrick Mouratoglu

H/T Gossip Extra via Black Sports Online