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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, 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.


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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Videos for Serena Williams

Serena Williams Names Her Ponytail 'Trixie' [Video]Serena Williams Names Her Ponytail 'Trixie'

There's never a time Serena Williams is not living her best life, but the past couple of days have seemed especially enviable. Seemingly always working — whether she's on the tennis court, behind the..

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Serena Williams' daughter judges her outfits [Video]Serena Williams' daughter judges her outfits

Serena Williams' daughter already judges her outfits, as the tennis star says she looks set for a fashion career.

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Serena Williams gushes over 'great friend' Meghan Markle [Video]Serena Williams gushes over 'great friend' Meghan Markle

Serena Williams has praised Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as one of the best friends a person can possibly ask for.

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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..
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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.
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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..
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Your Friday Briefing

North Carolina, Robert Mugabe, Serena Williams: Here’s what you need to know.
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US Open: Serena Williams advances to championship, will play for record-tying 24th Grand Slam

The 37-year-old routed No. 5 Elina Svitolina, 6-3, 6-1, moving into the championship Saturday and looking for her seventh Open title.
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US Open: Serena Williams destroys Wang Qiang in 44 minutes, 6-1, 6-0

Serena Williams' game was untouchable as she advanced to the US Open semifinals by obliterating Wang Qiang in straight sets.
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Serena Williams injures right ankle during U.S. Open

A couple of hours later, Williams was walking without any apparent hitch in her step
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Serena Williams rolls ankle, still advances to US Open quarterfinals over Petra Martic

Serena Williams received medical treatment Sunday during her fourth-round match, but will make her 16th appearance in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
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US Open: Serena Williams survives upstart American Caty McNally in three sets

Serena Williams advances to the round of 32 by holding off a 17-year-old who wasn't born when Williams won her first US Open, in 1999.
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US Open: Serena Williams overpowers Maria Sharapova in opener under the lights, 6-1, 6-1

In her return to Flushing Meadows, where Serena Williams' 2018 season ended in controversy, she dispatches the former No. 1 player in straight sets.
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Naomi Osaka is "nervous" to talk to Serena Williams

Osaka is heading to the 139th U.S. Open next week to defend her title
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Serena Williams and other tennis pros surprise a group of youth players ahead of US Open

Nike brought together 11 of the best professional female tennis players for a "Queens of the Future" event celebrating the growth of women in sport.
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Summer wildfires, Serena Williams PSA, fall gas prices: 5 things to know Thursday

Wildfires continue to rage, Serena Williams makes a PSA on financial abuse, fall gas prices expected to dip and more things to start your Thursday.
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Serena Williams talks about the signs of financial abuse in new PSA

Serena Williams is lending her voice to a campaign that puts a spotlight on financial abuse, an aspect of domestic violence
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Simone Biles reasserts herself as greatest gymnast ever with sixth U.S. national championship

No question Simone Biles is the best her sport has seen. No offense to LeBron, Mikaela Shiffrin, Serena: She could be the best athlete in the world.
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Emotional Serena Williams retires from Rogers Cup final, and the champion comforts her

Serena Williams retired early in the first set of her Rogers Cup final match against Biana Andreescu in Toronto on Sunday.
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Serena Williams puts up troublesome numbers in Wimbledon loss against Simona Halep

Serena Williams won just four games in her Wimbledon finals loss to Simona Halep on Saturday and had 26 unforced errors to Halep's three.
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Serena Williams falls to Simona Halep in Wimbledon final

Serena Williams’ bid for a 24th Grand Slam title was spoiled Saturday by No. 7 seed Simona Halep, who dominated Williams 6-2, 6-2 at Wimbledon.
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Simona Halep defeats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

Halep defeated Williams 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court for her second major title
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Serena Williams ousts Strýcová, reaches Wimbledon final to inch closer to 24th Grand Slam

Williams handily defeated unranked Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic in straight sets to advance to Wimbledon's final for a second year in a row.
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Serena Williams says she sent apology letter to Naomi Osaka

"I would never, ever want the light to shine away from another female, specifically another black female athlete," the tennis legend wrote in Harper's Bazaar
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Serena Williams withstands surge from Alison Riske to reach Wimbledon semifinals

Serena Williams withstood a late surge from American Alison Riske in the Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday but held on for the 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 win.
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Serena Williams fined $10,000 for damaging a court at Wimbledon

Serena Williams picked up a $10,000 fine for damaging a court at the All England Club during practice before Wimbledon started.
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Serena Williams could play twice as Wimbledon Week 1 closes

Serena Williams might have to play two matches on Day 6 at Wimbledon _ one in singles, one in mixed doubles
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The Latest: Serena-Murray mixed doubles debut postponed

Wimbledon _ and the rest of the world _ will need to wait to watch Serena Williams and Andy Murray team up
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Federer, Williams moves on, but Kerber goes out at Wimbledon

Eight-time champion Roger Federer and seven-time women's champion Serena Williams moved into the third round at Wimbledon, while defending champion Angelique Kerber went out in the second
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Duchess Meghan cheers on friend Serena Williams at Wimbledon

Duchess Meghan, in a rare public appearance since baby Archie was born, stepped out Thursday to support pal Serena Williams at Wimbledon.
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Serena Williams survives second-round Wimbledon scare from unseeded opponent

Serena Williams escaped the second round of Wimbledon on Thursday after unseeded Kaja Juvan gave her a big scare. Williams won 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
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Serena Williams ready for Wimbledon: 'I know how to play tennis'

Serena Williams says her injured left knee is feeling better but she lacks match preparation as she chases 24th Grand Slam singles title.
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'I have dreamt of this': Serena Williams graces Wheaties box for first time in her career

General Mills announced that Serena Williams would get her own Wheaties box for the first time in her prolific tennis career.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg earns MTV Movie & TV Award

RBG had some tough competition in the category — including Serena Williams
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After French Open drama, Dominic Thiem complains, says Serena Williams has 'bad personality'

French Open officials moved Dominic Thiem to a smaller interview room to make way for Serena Williams on Saturday. He was not happy.
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Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka out at French Open

"In that first set in particular, she hit pretty much inches from the line, and I haven't played anyone like that in a long time," Williams said
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Meet Sofia Kenin, the 20-year-old American who upset Serena Williams at the French Open

Here are a few things to know about Sofia Kenin, the woman who knocked Serena Williams out of the French Open in Saturday's third round.
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Father Time and a crop of young talent are finally catching up with Serena Williams

Serena Williams is seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title. But after losing at the French Open, has Father Time finally caught up to her?
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American Sofia Kenin, 20, shocks Serena Williams in third round of French Open

Serena Williams lost in stunning fashion Saturday in the third round of the French Open against 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin, falling in straight sets, 6-2, 7-5.
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Serena, Osaka, Halep headline 3rd round French Open action

Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep all have had their rough patches so far in the French Open
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