Serena Williams

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Serena Williams: American tennis player
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1 in women's single tennis. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time behind Margaret Court (24). The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002. On her sixth occasion, she held the ranking for 186 consecutive weeks, tying the record set by Steffi Graf. In total, she has been No. 1 for 319 weeks, which ranks third in the Open Era among female players behind Graf and Martina Navratilova.


Serena withdraws from French Open [Video]

Serena withdraws from French Open

Serena Williams' search for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title will extend into another year after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to withdraw from the French Open on Wednesday. Freddie..

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Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open After Achilles Injury [Video]

Serena Williams Withdraws From French Open After Achilles Injury

CNN reports that Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open. Williams is suffering from an Achilles injury. The withdrawal comes ahead of her scheduled second round match against Tsvetana..

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Williams Falls To Azarenka [Video]

Williams Falls To Azarenka

Serena Williams was upset Victoria Azarenka in the US Open semifinals. CNN reports that Williams is on a quest to win a record 24th Grand Slam title. Azarenka rallied for a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory on..

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Serena Williams Sets All-Time Tennis Record [Video]

Serena Williams Sets All-Time Tennis Record

The tennis superstar landed her 100th win at the Arthur Ashe Stadium when she beat Maria Sakkari on Monday.

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Serena Williams Matched Scrunchies To Outfits At Open [Video]

Serena Williams Matched Scrunchies To Outfits At Open

On Saturday, September 5, Serena Williams landed yet another win at the U.S. Open against 2017 champion, Sloane Stephens. For her third singles match, the 38-year-old athlete wore a cherry red tennis..

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Serena Williams: I'm playing US Open for grand slam [Video]

Serena Williams: I'm playing US Open for grand slam

Serena Williams’ quest for a 24th grand slam singles title at the US Openremains alive after she came from a set down to defeat Sloane Stephens in thethird round. Williams’ form coming into the..

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Serena Williams Breaks Records At US Open [Video]

Serena Williams Breaks Records At US Open

Serena Williams is a six-time champion at Flushing Meadows. Serena has made history yet again by winning her opening match against fellow American Kristie Ahn. Serena suffered a number of surprise..

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The 39-year-old American star said it is "more than likely" she will not play another tournament in 2020.
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Serena Williams begins her quest for a 24th Grand Slam title with a hard-fought win over fellow American Kristie Ahn at the French Open.
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Highlights of this day in history: JFK and Nixon participate in TV's first presidential debate; Cuba ends Mariel boatlift; Composer George Gershwin, poet T.S. Eliot and tennis star Serena Williams.. - Published

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It's Serena Williams' birthday on Saturday. Test your knowledge of her with this quiz
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Nadal back and chasing Federer record as French Open returns

Rafael Nadal returns to Grand Slam tennis, Andy Murray is back on clay and Serena Williams goes again for a 24th major when the French Open starts on Sunday.
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Serena withdraws from Rome with Achilles strain

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Serena Williams Knocked Out of US Open by Victoria Azarenka

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Williams 'closer' in defeat by Azarenka

Serena Williams feels she was closer to a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam at this year's US Open than she was in her four recent major final defeats.
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Williams beaten by Azarenka in US Open semi-final

Serena Williams' latest bid for a 24th Grand Slam singles title ends as Victoria Azarenka rolls back the years to reach the US Open final.
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Victoria Azarenka upsets Serena Williams in three sets, advances to US Open final

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US Open 2020: Serena Williams & Naomi Osaka target 2018 rematch

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka will be hoping to secure a rematch of the 2018 US Open final when both semi-finals take centre stage on Thursday.
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Serena Williams outlasts Tsvetana Pironkova to reach U.S. Open semifinals

Williams beat Tsvetana Pironkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the U.S. Open semifinals. - Published

Williams comes from behind to reach US Open semis

Serena Williams keeps alive her hopes of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title by fighting back to beat Tsvetana Pironkova in the US Open quarter-finals.
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Wildfires in the West, Biden in Michigan, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Wednesday

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'Keep fighting!' Serena Williams yells herself to Open win

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Tennis-Serena battles through tension-filled U.S. Open fourth round

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Serena Williams fights off Maria Sakkari, advances to U.S. Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams survives a tough battle for a 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 triumph over No. 22 Maria Sakkari of Greece on Monday at the U.S. Open. - Published

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Serena Williams battles through a challenging three-set test against Greek 15th seed Maria Sakkari to reach the US Open quarter-finals.
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Serena Williams seeks to continue US Open run, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is back in court and more news to know Monday. - Published

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Serena Williams plays Maria Sakkari on Monday in the round of 16. Sakkari beat Williams in the Western & Southern Open, a tune-up to Flushing Meadows. - Published

Serena Williams advances to round of 16 with three-set victory over Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams got off to a slow start, but found her service game and her footing in the third set, winning 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. - Published

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Six-time champion Serena Williams fights back from a slow start to beat fellow American Sloane Stephens and reach the US Open last 16.
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Serena Williams struggled with her service game in the second set, but beat Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4. - Published

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Six-time champion Serena Williams progresses to the US Open third round with a 6-2 6-4 win over Russian Margarita Gasparyan.
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Record-seeking Williams wins in straight sets at US Open

Serena Williams begins her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a dominant win over fellow American Kristie Ahn.
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Serena Williams beats Kristie Ahn in straight sets to open quest for Grand Slam No. 24

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US Open: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams going for history

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'No excuses' as Williams knocked out by Sakkari

Serena Williams is beaten 5-7 7-6 (7-5) 6-1 by Maria Sakkari in the third round of the Western and Southern Open.
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Djokovic, Serena advance at Western & Southern Open

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American Serena Williams overcomes a scare against Dutch qualifier Arantxa Rus to reach the Western and Southern Open third round.
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Serena Williams: Shelby Rogers shocks former world number one at Top Seed Open

Serena Williams loses in the Top Seed Open quarter-finals after Shelby Rogers comes back from a set down to win their rain-delayed match 6-1 6-4 7-6 in Lexington.
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Back to school season amid COVID-19, Tropical Storm Elida, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Monday

First students return to campus during pandemic, Serena Williams heads back to the tennis court and more news to start your Monday. - Published

US Open 2020: Serena Williams still planning to play event and French Open

Serena Williams says she is still planning to play this month's US Open and the French Open in September.
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Hollywood stars join Williams in funding new LA women's team

A group including Serena Williams is to fund a new Los Angeles-based women's team set to launch in time for the National Women's Soccer League in spring 2022.
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'I think she will have a fresh perspective' - Evert backs Williams to shine after lockdown

Serena Williams can turn lockdown to her advantage and finally win a 24th Grand Slam title, says tennis great Chris Evert.
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