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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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Serena Williams quits French Open, says she's "struggling to walk"

The 39-year-old American star said it is "more than likely" she will not play another tournament in 2020.
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'Struggling to walk': Serena Williams withdraws from French Open due to Achilles injury

Serena Williams, who said she was "struggling to walk" due to an Achilles injury, withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday.
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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..
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Victoria Azarenka upsets Serena Williams in three sets, advances to US Open final

Victoria Azarenka wins 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, will play 2018 Open champion Naomi Osaka on Saturday. Azarenka advances to her first Slam final in seven years.
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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.
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Wildfires in the West, Biden in Michigan, Serena Williams: 5 things to know Wednesday

As wildfires rage in California, Colorado gets blanketed with snow; Joe Biden is expected to appear in Michigan and more news to know Wednesday.
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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.
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Labor Day, Julian Assange, Serena Williams, Creek Fire: 5 things to know Monday

Serena Williams seeks to continue US Open run, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is back in court and more news to know Monday.
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Three reasons Serena Williams will win the U.S. Open for her 24th Grand Slam

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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.
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Serena Williams vs. Sloane Stephens: Highly anticipated match highlights historic U.S. Open women's draw

A record 12 Black players were in the U.S. Open women's draw, the most in the Grand Slam's 140-year history.
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Serena Williams moves into third round at U.S. Open; matchup with Sloane Stephens is next

Serena Williams struggled with her service game in the second set, but beat Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-4.
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Serena Williams beats Kristie Ahn in straight sets to open quest for Grand Slam No. 24

Serena Williams started slowly, but finished strong in a 7-5, 6-3 victory.
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Sports icons Serena Williams, Simone Biles, Venus Williams among USA TODAY Women of the Century

Wilma Rudolph, Billie Jean King, Pat Summitt and Bessie Coleman are among the top 10 athletes on USA TODAY's Women of the Century list for sports.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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