A Yemeni girl held by her father chants slogans along with antigovernment protesters during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 27.
Australian Open 2011 is underway down under. Venus Williams, the ladies 4th seed, and Roger Federer, the men's defending champion, each had tough matches on Wednesday. But the pair did advance.
Venus Williams of the US makes a forehand return to Sandra Zahlavova of the Czech Republic during their second round match, which Ms. Williams won, at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne on Jan. 19.
US Open action on Friday has the women's semifinals. The finals are scheduled for Saturday night. The men will play their semifinal matches Saturday at the US Open.
Kim Clijsters continued her march to the ladies final by defeated fifth seed Samantha Stosur in three sets Tuesday night.
Roger Federer defeated Jurgen Melzer Monday night. Caroline Wozniacki defeated Maria Sharapova. Today: Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams play.
Michael Jordan finds himself slipping to seventh spot on this year's top ten most popular athlete list in the US, behind Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant.
Serena Williams is the favorite to win Wimbledon. Serena Williams has 12 major championships and three Wimbledon titles.
Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria stuns Venus Williams, the five-time former ladies champion, in two sets. There will be no Venus-Serena final this year.
Switzerland's Roger Federer hits a return to Austria's Jurgen Melzer (not shown) at the 2010 Wimbledon tennis championships in London, June 28.