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Serena Williams beats Angelique Kerber in final, gets milestone win

LONDON, July 9 (Reuters) – It was third time lucky for American Serena Williams as she finally matched Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 grand slam singles titles by beating Angelique Kerber to claim a seventh Wimbledon crown on Saturday. Top seed Williams was forced to play some of her best tennis by resolute […]

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Serena Williams returns to action, wins at French Open

PARIS — Finally back on court after two days of rain, Venus Williams warmed up for her fourth-round French Open match Wednesday in a zipped-up gray coat, something that seemed more appropriate for winter wear. Once play began, the No. 9-seeded Williams never really gave herself a chance to join sister Serena Williams in the […]

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Serena Williams beats Madison Keys for Italian Open title

ROME — Serena Williams ended a nine-month title drought with a 7-6 (5), 6-3 win over Madison Keys in an all-American Italian Open final Sunday. Williams’ previous title came in Cincinnati in August — a month before her attempt at a calendar-year Grand Slam ended with a semifinal loss to Roberta Vinci at the US […]

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SERENA SETS UP HALEP QUARTERFINAL

INDIAN WELLS, CA, USA – Top seed Serena Williams endured a few frustrating moments against a resurgent Kateryna Bondarenko, easing past the qualifier, 6-2, 6-2 at the BNP Paribas Open. Bondarenko came back to tennis just over 18 months ago after giving birth to a daughter, but has been playing some of the best tennis […]

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SERENA WILLIAMS, ANGELIQUE KERBER WIN IN STRAIGHT SETS EN ROUTE TO FINAL

MELBOURNE, Australia — For a few moments anyway, it seemed as if the ghost of Roberta Vinci had entered Melbourne Park. After winning the first six games of her semifinal match against No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska, Serena Williams began to show signs of tightness. Her groundstrokes lost some juice, and her feet moved with considerably […]

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SERENA STILL INVINCIBLE AGAINST SHARAPOVA

MELBOURNE — One of these days, Maria Sharapova might actually defeat Serena Williams. Probably not soon. But perhaps someday. Maybe. Such as when Serena is old and gray and sitting in a rocking chair on her front porch shouting at Maria to get off her grass. Of course, if that grass were at Wimbledon, Sharapova […]

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Serena Williams cruises to win, faces Maria Sharapova in quarterfinals

MELBOURNE, Australia – Faced with another on-the-rise opponent on Sunday at the Australian Open, Serena Williams made it clear: She’s still the No. 1 player in the world – by far. Williams drubbed up-and-coming Russian Margarita Gasparyan 6-2, 6-1 in less than an hour on Sunday inside Rod Laver Arena, setting up a quarterfinal showdown […]

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Serena Williams routs Daria Kasatkina, advances at Aussie

MELBOURNE — After last year’s infamous twirl-gate, Serena Williams is sporting a new look at this Australian Open: a yellow two-piece outfit with a crop top and pleated skirt. “It’s built for speed,” she said. That was definitely the case Friday. Williams played her third-round match so fast and furiously it was as if she […]

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Serena slams Hsieh to march into third round

Defending champion Serena Williams ramped up her bid for a 22nd grand slam title with a dominant 6-1 6-2 win over unseeded Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei to charge into the Australian Open third round on Wednesday. The top seed had to survive a tough opening match against Italian Camila Giorgi but destroyed the 90th-ranked Hsieh in […]

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SERENA WILLIAMS WITHSTANDS CAMILA GIORGI TO WIN MELBOURNE OPENER

MELBOURNE, Australia — It’s not often that the most dominant player in the world enters a major event with as many question marks as Serena Williams carried into this year’s Australian Open. But after a four-month layoff following the US Open, Williams suppressed some of those doubts with a tight 6-4, 7-5 win over Camila […]

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