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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.

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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.
BBC News - Published

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

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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.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:36Published

 

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

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 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.
BBC News - 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

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

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

Andy Murray column: Serena Williams was making me laugh at Wimbledon

In his latest BBC Sport column, Andy Murray discusses his partnership with Serena Williams and not feeling disappointed he won't play his brother Jamie.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: The making of MurRena and umpire goes flying - day eight funnies

Watch the quirkier moments from day eight at Wimbledon as Andy Murray declares Serena Williams the "boss" of MurRena and an umpire takes a comedy fall.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Andy Murray and Serena Williams' second-round win - highlights

Watch some of the best shots as Andy Murray and Serena Williams beat Fabrice Martin and Raquel Atawo in the second round of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.
BBC News - Published

Murray and Williams wow Wimbledon again to reach last 16

Andy Murray and Serena Williams' box office partnership at Wimbledon continues with another straight-set win in the mixed doubles.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Serena Williams beats Alison Riske to reach semi-finals - highlights

Watch as Serena Williams reaches the semi-finals of Wimbledon with a three-set victory over Alison Riske.
BBC News - Published

Johanna Konta seeks Wimbledon semi spot and Andy Murray & Serena Williams in action

Britain's Johanna Konta bids for a Wimbledon semi-final spot, while Andy Murray is in mixed doubles action with Serena Williams.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: High hopes for Coco Gauff after astonishing Wimbledon run

Coco Gauff's Wimbledon journey is over but Serena Williams and Simona Halep have high hopes for the new kid on the block.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: Watch the best shots as Serena Williams beats Carla Suarez Navarro

The best shots as Serena Williams cruises into the quarter-finals at the expense of Carla Suarez Navarro.
BBC News - Published

Williams jokes that she 'wanted to watch' much-hyped Murray match

Serena Williams says she wanted to watch her Wimbledon mixed doubles match with Andy Murray rather than play in it - and will try to get a video of their win.
BBC News - Published

Wimbledon 2019: The dream team, a fly by & worst ever drop shot - day six funnies

Watch the wonderful and weird moments from day six at Wimbledon as Serena Williams and Andy Murray play doubles and Steve Johnson hits a terrible drop shot.
BBC News - Published

Murray & Williams win mixed doubles in blockbuster debut

Andy Murray and Serena Williams begin their blockbuster partnership with a confident win in the Wimbledon mixed doubles on Centre Court.
BBC News - Published

โ€˜Weโ€™re both good movers - letโ€™s see what happens!โ€™ - Murray on playing doubles with Williams

In his BBC Sport column, Andy Murray discusses what he admires about new doubles partner Serena Williams, and their chat about the Wimbledon creche.
BBC News - Published

Gauff takes centre stage before before Murray & Williams - day five preview

Wimbledon's new darling Coco Gauff gets a first taste of Centre Court on Friday, while Andy Murray's blockbuster pairing with Serena Williams begins.
BBC News - Published

Andy Murray & Serena Williams start Wimbledon doubles & Coco Gauff on Centre Court

Wimbledon's new star Coco Gauff gets a first taste of Centre Court on Friday, while Andy Murray's blockbuster pairing with Serena Williams begins.
BBC News - Published

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