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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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Alexis Ohanian on being married to Serena Williams and his future hopes for their daughter

alexis ohanian on being married to serena williams and his future hopes for their daughter
(CNN)Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., isn't yet three years old, but already her future looks bright -- her parents are making it so. Her parents hope that by the time she turns 18, the world will be a..
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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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Serena Williams' daughter makes an adorable doubles partner on the tennis court

Serena Williams took to the court for some practice with her 2-year-old daughter, Alexis Olympia, and shared photos of them as doubles partners. - Published

US Open: Organisers confirm major will be staged but not everybody is on board

Serena Williams might have confirmed her participation but many major names seem reticent to play at the US Open, says Russell Fuller.
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Tennis-Serena 'cannot wait' to play in this year's U.S. Open

tennis-serena 'cannot wait' to play in this year's u.s. open
Fears that strict health protocols due to the COVID-19 outbreak could deter the game’s biggest names from competing at this year’s U.S. Open were somewhat allayed on Wednesday when Serena Williams..
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'I cannot wait to return to New York' - Williams intends to play at US Open

Serena Williams intends to play at the behind-closed-doors US Open in August, where she will bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam.
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Serena Williams confirms she will play at US Open, as ATP, WTA set season schedules

While some of tennis' stars are deliberating whether to play at the 2020 US Open amid the coronavirus pandemic, Serena Williams confirms she is. - Published

Williams would 'love to play' in US Open - coach Mouratoglou

Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams 'would love to play' in New York, says her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
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George Floyd: Michael Jordan, Jadon Sancho, Serena Williams speak out, past protests and why this time might be different

BBC Sport's Nesta McGregor rounds up some of the reaction and discusses the history of American sports stars speaking out against "ingrained racism".
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Sancho, Thuram & Williams among athletes protesting against Floyd death

Jadon Sancho and Marcus Thuram join Serena Williams and others in protests against racism after the death of George Floyd.
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Naomi Osaka surpasses Serena Williams as highest-earning female athlete

naomi osaka surpasses serena williams as highest-earning female athlete
Naomi Osaka has surpassed Serena Williams as the world's highest-earning female athlete. The two-time grand slam winner accumulated a total $37.4million combined from prize money and endorsements over..
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Osaka becomes world's highest-paid female athlete

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka overtakes US rival Serena Williams to become the world's highest-paid female athlete.
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COVID-19: Serena Williams eager to play real tennis after lockdown break

covid-19: serena williams eager to play real tennis after lockdown break
Los Angeles: US superstar Serena Williams says she’s ready to play “real tennis” after the enforced rest of coronavirus quarantine. “I really look forward to getting back on the court,” the..
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Coronavirus: Serena Williams among stars to compete in Mario Tennis tournament

Naomi Osaka and the Williams sisters will play and be live-streamed on Facebook's gaming platform.
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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...
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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. - 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.
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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..
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Australian Open: Serena Williams & Naomi Osaka into second round

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

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..
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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. - 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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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):
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