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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.

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Serena Williams and Shailene Woodley set for Verizon Media's Reset Your Mindset series [Video]

Serena Williams and Shailene Woodley set for Verizon Media's Reset Your Mindset series

Serena Williams and Shailene Woodley are among the stars tapped to appear as part of Verizon Media's two-day virtual wellness event, Reset Your Mindset.

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Boris Becker fears for calendar if 2020 French & U.S. Opens are cancelled [Video]

Boris Becker fears for calendar if 2020 French & U.S. Opens are cancelled

Becker also believes the current coronavirus crisis presents the sport with a unique opportunity to restructure, drop tournaments and bring the men's and women's game closer together.

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Gigi Hadid injured arm while training for virtual tennis match [Video]

Gigi Hadid injured arm while training for virtual tennis match

Gigi Hadid injured her arm while training with Serena Williams for a virtual tennis match that will take place over Facebook.

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'Time' to merge women's and men's governing bodies, says Federer [Video]

'Time' to merge women's and men's governing bodies, says Federer

Roger Federer says that he believes it is the time for the men's and women's tennis governing bodies to merge.

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Serena Williams hilariously avoids question about pal Meghan, Duchess of Sussex [Video]

Serena Williams hilariously avoids question about pal Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Serena Williams hilariously dodged every mention of her friend Meghan, Duchess of Sussex while appearing on the latest episode of Naomi Campbell's YouTube series.

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Roger that! Serena takes on Federer's wall challenge [Video]

Roger that! Serena takes on Federer's wall challenge

Serena Williams adds her name to the illustrious list of people taking on Roger Federer's requested wall challenge.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published
U.S. Open decision to be made in June - behind closed doors unlikely [Video]

U.S. Open decision to be made in June - behind closed doors unlikely

The organisers of the U.S. Open say a decision on whether to hold the grand slam this year amid the coronavirus outbreak will be made in June, and playing it without fans is on the table but highly..

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Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka overtakes US rival Serena Williams to become the world's highest-paid female athlete.
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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 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 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 makes Australian Open third round with straight-set win

Serena Williams continues her impressive form to power past Slovenian Tamara Zidansek in the second round of the Australian Open.
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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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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 wins Auckland Classic for first title in three years

Serena Williams claims her first title in three years and first since becoming a mother with victory over Jessica Pegula at the Auckland Classic.
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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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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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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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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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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..
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US Open 2019: Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams to win title

Serena Williams' quest for a 24th Grand Slam title comes unstuck again as teenager Bianca Andreescu wins the US Open.
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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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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.
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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.
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Serena Williams reaches US Open final by outclassing Elina Svitolina

Serena Williams has another shot at winning a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title after demolishing Elina Svitolina to reach the US Open final.
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Williams wary of 'fighter' Svitolina in US Open semi-finals

Serena Williams says she "has to do everything well" to win her US Open semi-final against Elina Svitolina.
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Williams overpowers Wang in 44 minutes to reach semi-finals

Serena Williams underlines her tag as the US Open favourite with a brutal quarter-final win over China's Wang Qiang in just 44 minutes.
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US Open 2019: Johanna Konta, Serena Williams & Roger Federer aim for last eight

Johanna Konta believes playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium can inspire her to beat fifth seed Elina Svitolina and reach the US Open semi-finals.
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Karolina Pliskova column: 'Konta played best match but Williams & Osaka tough to beat'

In her final BBC Sport column from the US Open, Karolina Pliskova reflects on defeat by Britain's Johanna Konta - and her chances of indulging a favourite hobby.
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Serena beats teenager McNally in three sets at US Open

Serena Williams fights back from a set down to beat American teenager Caty McNally in an entertaining late-night match at the US Open.
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Williams thrashes Sharapova in 59 minutes to advance

Serena Williams makes the perfect return to the US Open after last year's controversial final by thrashing her long-time rival Maria Sharapova.
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Ramos will not umpire Williams sisters after 2018 US Open final controversy

US Open umpire Carlos Ramos will not chair any matches involving Serena or Venus Williams in New York this year following last year's final.
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Williams to face Sharapova in first round of US Open

Serena Williams will play Maria Sharapova in the first round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York.
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Williams retires with back injury in Rogers Cup final

Bianca Andreescu wins the Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retires with a back injury while a break down in the first set.
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Williams to face Andreescu in Toronto final

Serena Williams beats qualifier Marie Bouzkova to set up a Rogers Cup final against Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu.
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Williams wins rematch but Osaka still number one

Naomi Osaka will return to the top of the world rankings despite losing to Serena Williams after Karolina Pliskova is beaten in the quarter-finals of the Rogers Cup.
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Williams eases into Montreal third round

Three-time champion Serena Williams beats Elise Mertens in straight sets to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.
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Wimbledon 2019: Two Simona's & coins from out of space - best of ladies finals day

Watch the quirkier moments from day twelve at Wimbledon as Romanian Simona Halep sensationally beats Serena Williams to win her first ever Wimbledon title.
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Wimbledon 2019: Simona Halep says she played the best match of her career in final against Serena Williams

Simona Halep pays tribute to her family and says she played the best match of her career to beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 and win her first Wimbledon title.
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Wimbledon 2019: Watch match point as Simona Halep beats Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in ladies' final

Watch the winning moment as Simona Halep puts in a fantastic performance to beat Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in 55 minutes to win her first Wimbledon title.
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Simona Halep beats Serena Williams to win Wimbledon title

Simona Halep wins her first Wimbledon title and crushes Serena Williams' latest bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
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Williams chases record-equalling title in Wimbledon final against Halep

Serena Williams faces "pressure times 100" when she plays Simona Halep in the Wimbledon final seeking a 24th Grand Slam title, her coach says.
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Wimbledon 2019: Screams, Serena's super serves & Beckham - day 10 funnies

Watch the quirkier moments from day ten at Wimbledon as Serena Williams powers into the Wimbledon final and David Beckham pays a visit to the Royal Box.
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Serena Williams beats Barbora Strycova to reach Wimbledon final

Serena Williams makes light work of Barbora Strycova to reach the Wimbledon final and stand one win away from a 24th Grand Slam singles title.
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The woman who inspired Serena Williams and Cori Gauff

Althea Gibson was the first black player to win a tennis Grand Slam and inspired today's female icons
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Fearless Strycova bids to halt Williams plus Halep v Svitolina - semi-final preview

Unseeded Barbora Strycova says she will have no fear when she bids to halt Serena Williams' charge towards an 11th Wimbledon singles final.
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Andy Murray and Serena Williams' run in the Wimbledon mixed doubles ends

Andy Murray and Serena Williams are out of the Wimbledon mixed doubles after the stellar pairing lose to top seeds Bruno Soares and Nicole Melichar.
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