Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."
EASTBOURNE, England - It wasn't quite the Wimbledon warmup Canadian Milos Raonic was hoping for.
The top seed from Thornhill, Ont., dropped his second-round match Wednesday at the Eastbourne grass-court tournament, falling 6-2, 7-6 (7) decision to Croatian Ivan Dodig.
The Eastbourne event also wasn't kind to Toronto's Daniel Nestor, who earlier lost his first-round doubles event with Swedish partner Robert Lindstedt.
Serena Williams says in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that, while not blaming the victim in the Steubenville rape case, "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."
The comment is made in one paragraph of a lengthy story posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are on the same half of a Grand Slam draw for the first time since 2005, meaning defending champion and No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic won't have to play either of his biggest rivals unless he reaches the Australian Open final.
No. 23-seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will face unseeded Filippo Volandri of Italy.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Defending champion Kim Clijsters and losing finalist Li Na could meet in the fourth round at this year's Australian Open after being drawn in the same quarter of the draw Friday.
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki will play Australian Anastasia Rodionova in her first-round match and is in the same half as Clijsters and Li, last year's French Open champion.
On the other half of the draw, five-time champion Serena Williams is in the same section of No. 3 Vera Zvonereva and former Grand Slam champions Svetlana Kuznetsova and Maria Sharapova.
ALPE D'HUEZ, France - Canadians Marielle Thompson and Christopher Del Bosco won silver medals at a World Cup ski cross event Wednesday.
Sanna Luedi of Switzerland earned her first World Cup victory in the women's final to top the ski cross standings. Thompson, from Whistler, B.C., was second and Andrea Limbacher of Austria finished third.
World champion Kelsey Serwa of Kelowna, B.C., placed fourth.