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Serena Williams: American tennis player
Serena Jameka Williams is an American professional tennis player and former world No. 1. She has won 23 major singles titles, the most by any man or woman in the Open Era. 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.

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Williams remains perfect in Fed Cup; US leads Latvia 2-0

williams remains perfect in fed cup; us leads latvia 2-0
EVERETT, Wash. — Nearly five years passed since Serena Williams last played singles in a Fed Cup competition. Even though she struggled for stretches on Friday night, Williams remained perfect...
WorldNews - Published

Williams needs to change strategy, says coach Mouratoglou

Serena Williams needs to "change her strategy" and "face reality" after failing to win a Grand Slam title since returning to tennis, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
BBC News - Published

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Serena Williams Talks About Being A Working Mom [Video]Serena Williams Talks About Being A Working Mom

Tennis legend, Serena Williams, shared an inside look at what it's like to be a professional athlete and mom on Instagram. On Friday she shared a picture of her and her 2-year-old daughter, Alexis..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Jennifer Lopez is Serena Williams' style icon [Video]Jennifer Lopez is Serena Williams' style icon

Williams is a huge fan of Lopez's style and hopes she looks as good as the singer when she is 50 years old.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:57Published

Serena Williams' style icon [Video]Serena Williams' style icon

Serena Williams says her style icon is Jennifer Lopez, who she describes as "beyond amazing".

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:15Published

Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy [Video]Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy

First time grand slam champion Sofia Kenin poses with Australian Open trophy after beating Garbine Muguruza in the final on Saturday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief [Video]Tennis stars raise money for Australia fire relief

Rally for Relief 2020 brought tennis legends together in aid during Australian bushfire crisis. Ash Rowe reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief [Video]Tennis stars raise funds for bushfire relief

A host of tennis stars including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams help the Nick Kyrgios inspired "Rally for Relief" raise money for Australian bushfire relief.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:48Published

Australian Open matches delayed by smoke [Video]Australian Open matches delayed by smoke

The Australian Open qualifying matches were delayed in Melbourne on Tuesday because of bushfire smoke. Questions have been raised about the poor air quality as bushfires continue raging across the..

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:39Published

Serena Williams Breaks Losing Streak With Win In New Zealand [Video]Serena Williams Breaks Losing Streak With Win In New Zealand

Serena Williams won her first title since the 2017 Australian Open with a 6-3 6-4 victory. According to the HuffPost, she beat Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic. Williams said she would donate all..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Serena Williams will treat herself this year [Video]Serena Williams will treat herself this year

Serena Williams has vowed that she will treat herself to some new jewellery this year.

Credit: Bang Media World     Duration: 01:02Published

 

McEnroe hopes Serena passes record of 'crazy aunt' Court

John McEnroe calls on Serena Williams to overtake Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams and "leave her offensive views in the past".
BBC News - Published

Australian Open: Where does Serena Williams' defeat leave the 23-time Grand Slam champion?

As Serena Williams describes her defeat by Wang Qiang at the Australian Open as "unprofessional", BBC Sport looks at what's next for the 23-time Grand Slam champion.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams upset by Wang Qiang in third round of Australian Open

Serena Williams was upset by Wang Qiang in the third round of the Australian Open. Serena had been vying for her record-tying 24th Grand Slam win.
USATODAY.com - Published

Serena Williams knocked out of Australian Open by Wang Qiang in third round

Serena Williams is knocked out of the Australian Open, losing 6-4 6-7 (2-7) 7-5 to China's Wang Qiang in the third round.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams into Australian Open third round after testy win

serena williams into australian open third round after testy win
American overcomes Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-3 Frustrated Williams racks up unforced errors Serena Williams overcame an erratic performance at the Australian Open on Wednesday to beat Slovenian Tamara..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Australian Open: Serena Williams & Naomi Osaka into second round

Favourite Serena Williams and defending champion Naomi Osaka begin their Australian Open campaigns with wins.
BBC News - Published

Comfortable Australian Open starts for Nadal, Serena

comfortable australian open starts for nadal, serena
Melbourne - World No 1 Rafael Nadal will take on Bolivian Hugo Dellien in the Australian Open first round next week while Serena Williams faces Anastasia Potapova in her quest for a 24th Grand Slam..
WorldNews - Published

Can Williams win elusive 24th Grand Slam? Australian Open preview

Can Serena Williams win that elusive 24th Grand Slam? Will the 'Big Three' dominance end? Will there be British success? Here is the Australian Open lowdown.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams secures first title in three years in Auckland

serena williams secures first title in three years in auckland
Serena Williams has won her first title since becoming a mother with victory in the ASB Classic Final in Auckland. The 23-time Grand Slam winner beat Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-4 to claim her 73rd WTA title..
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Williams destroys Anismiova to set up Pegula showdown

williams destroys anismiova to set up pegula showdown
Serena Williams clinically dispatched teenager Amanda Anisimova in 45 minutes to advance to the Auckland Classic final. ......
WorldNews - Published

Williams into Auckland final with 43-minute win

Serena Williams thrashes Amanda Anisimova in just 43 minutes to reach the final of the Auckland International.
BBC News - Published

Williams and Wozniacki through to Auckland semi-finals

Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of the Auckland Classic with a straight-set victory over Germany's Laura Siegemund.
BBC News - Published

Williams stretched by McHale but wins again in Auckland

williams stretched by mchale but wins again in auckland
Top-seeded Serena Williams dropped a set for the first time at the tournament before managing to overcome fellow American Christina McHale 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 at the ASB Classic ......
WorldNews - Published

Serena and Wozniacki close in on Auckland glory as WTA BFFs chase title

serena and wozniacki close in on auckland glory as wta bffs chase title
Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are making the most of the time they have left together on the women's tennis tour - moving two wins away from landing a trophy together. American superstar..
WorldNews - Published

Federer, Nadal and Serena to play in exhibition to raise funds for bushfire relief

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are among a number of players who will feature in an exhibition match ahead of this month's Australian Open to raise funds for bushfire relief efforts,..
Reuters - Published

Federer, Williams & Nadal to play bushfire fundraiser

Roger Federer, Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal will take part in an exhibition match to raise money for a bushfire relief fund in Australia.
BBC News - Published

Serena Williams starts 2020 WTA season with win at Auckland Classic

Serena Williams starts her fourth decade on the WTA Tour with a straightforward win over Italian qualifier Camila Giorgi in Auckland.
BBC News - Published

Brisbane International: Johanna Konta loses to Barbora Strycova in first round

Britain's Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Brisbane International in the first round, while Coco Gauff and Serena Williams win in Auckland.
BBC News - Published

Serena eyeing Court's slam record ahead of Australian Open

serena eyeing court's slam record ahead of australian open
Serena Williams said she is eyeing the record for most grand slam women's singles titles at the Australian Open amid the former world number one's drought. Williams remains one trophy...
WorldNews - Published

Serena Williams Scores a Boxing Lesson From Mike Tyson

serena williams scores a boxing lesson from mike tyson
It's no secret Serena Williams is a tennis star, but did you know she can also box? The 38-year-old athlete put up her dukes for a little pre-season training session with Mike Tyson... ......
WorldNews - Published

Holiday gift guide: 10 sports-related presents for the last-minute shopper

From NFL-themed mobiles to a Kobe Bryant book to a busted Serena Williams racket, there are gifts at every price.
USATODAY.com - Published

Serena Williams raises awareness about financial abuse

She's fierce on the court, and now she's giving voice to an issue rarely talked about
CBS News - Published

Meghan Markle supports Serena Williams during U.S. Open Final

Markle showed up to cheer on Williams in her match against 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu
CBS News - Published

Today in History for September 26th

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..
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US Open champion Andreescu feted in hometown

us open champion andreescu feted in hometown
Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada´s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday. "I am truly blessed," the..
WorldNews - Published

Serena Williams wins New York Fashion Week with daughter Alexis Olympia on the runway

Two-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. made her runway debut in Serena Williams' arms Tuesday, dressed in a black shirt and colorful Nike sneakers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bianca Andreescu's historic win likely to lead to lucrative endorsement offers

bianca andreescu's historic win likely to lead to lucrative endorsement offers
Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu won $3.85 million US for beating Serena Williams in the women's final at the U.S. Open on Saturday, but it's likely that paycheque is only the beginning of..
WorldNews - Published

Is it now if, rather than when, she will do it? Williams stutters again in search of record

Serena Williams may think she can overcome those who now believe they have the beating of her in finals - but it does not look that way, says Russell Fuller.
BBC News - Published

US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in final, claims maiden Grand Slam

us open 2019: bianca andreescu beats serena williams in final, claims maiden grand slam
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Andreescu embraces spotlight with U.S. Open triumph

So new is Bianca Andreescu to the Grand Slam stage that after beating Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, a tournament official had to show her which side of the trophy was the front.
Reuters - Published

Canadians embrace #SheTheNorth after Andreescu's win

Canadians took to social media on Saturday to hail their first tennis Grand Slam champion Bianca Andreescu after the 19-year-old's U.S. Open win over Serena Williams.
Reuters - Published

Factbox: U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu

Factbox on Canada's Bianca Andreescu, who defeated American Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open on Saturday (prefix number denotes seeding):
Reuters - Published

USTA CEO discusses how women are changing tennis

Serena Williams took center court today in the U.S. Open Women’s Final. A victory would be Williams’ 24th Grand Slam Title. USTA CEO Gordon Smith talks about how tennis legends and newcomers are..
CBS News - Published

Andreescu fends off Williams comeback to win U.S. Open

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu claimed her first Grand Slam title in a hard-hitting and nerve-jangling 6-3 7-5 win over Serena Williams on Saturday that put the brakes on the American's bid to..
Reuters - Published

US Open: Bianca Andreescu becomes first Canadian to win Grand Slam, denies Serena Williams

The 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu used powerful groundstrokes and attacked Serena Williams' serve in a 6-3, 7-5 victory.
USATODAY.com - Published

Duchess Meghan turns up at U.S. Open to watch pal Serena Williams try to make history

Serena Williams sought to make history and her loyal friend Duchess Meghan of Sussex was at the U.S. Open to watch.
USATODAY.com - Published

As Serena fights for the throne, a duchess watches

Amid the excitement of Serena Williams' latest bid for U.S. Open glory, some off-court news buzzed about the plaza at Flushing Meadows: a duchess had come to Queens.
Reuters - Published

Williams not thinking about 2018 controversy before facing Andreescu

Serena Williams says she has not thought about her loss to Naomi Osaka in last year's US Open final as she goes again for her 24th Grand Slam title.
BBC News - Published

US Open prepares for royalty as Meghan Markle expected to watch Serena Williams in final

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, is expected to watch her friend Serena Williams play for a record-tying 24th Grand Slam in Saturday's championship.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bianca Andreescu: Five things to know about Serena Williams' rival

Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu is taking part in her first Grand Slam final at the US Open.
BBC News - Published

Who is Bianca Andreescu? Meet Serena Williams' 19-year-old US Open final opponent

Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year-old Canadian, will stand opposite Serena Williams during the U.S. Open single's final on Saturday.
USATODAY.com - Published

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