Serena Williams

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Mar 30th, 2013
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Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in a matchup of the top two players in women’s tennis for her record sixth Sony Open championship. Top-ranked Williams won 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 in Key Biscayne, Florida, for her 48th career title. She won the final 10 games in beating Sharapova for the 11th straight time...
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Jan 26th, 2013
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A final low on quality but high on drama was claimed by the Belarusian 4-6 6-4 6-3 as Li’s hopes of becoming the first Asian player to win in Melbourne were dashed. Twice the Chinese had to call for the trainer – the first time after going over on her ankle midway through the second [&hel...
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Sep 10th, 2012
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Pre-tournament favourite Serena Williams claimed the fourth US Open singles title of her career at the expense of world number one Victoria Azarenka this evening. It looked as though Williams was going to live up to her billing when she eased to the opening set with two breaks of Azarenka’s ser...
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Sep 8th, 2012
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Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka stormed into the final of the US Open with crushing victories in yesterday’s semis to set up a classic showdown between the greatest player of her generation and the current world number one. Williams was at her ruthless best as she demolished Italian Sara ...
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Aug 27th, 2012
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NEW YORK — Back at the site of her greatest victory, Samantha Stosur looked like a champion again, not the player who has often struggled this year. The Australian began the defense of her U.S. Open title Monday with a dominant win, needing 51 minutes to beat 64th-ranked Petra Martic 6-1, 6-1 i...
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Aug 4th, 2012
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Serena Williams won her first Olympic tennis women’s singles gold on Saturday with a 6-0 6-1 demolition of Russia’s Maria Sharapova on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. The unstoppable American, who dropped just 16 games in her five singles matches en route to the final, has now completed t...
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Jul 5th, 2012
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WIMBLEDON, ENGLAND Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are as intimidating as they come. Superb speed and anticipation fuel her court-covering defence. Her returns are more than solid, too. When that serve is on target, though, it sure is something specia...
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Jul 2nd, 2012
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Serena Williams advanced through to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon this afternoon thanks to a 6-1 4-6 7-5 victory over Yaroslava Shvedova. The four-time champion made light work of the opening set at SW19 as she raced into a 5-0 advantage. Shvedova managed to hold her next service game to reduce the...
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May 29th, 2012
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Fifth seed Serena Williams takes on French outsider Virginie Razzano on Tuesday in her opening match at this year’s French Open, and any outcome other than a comfortable win for the American would constitute a huge upset. Serena Williams is back, big time, and woe betide any opponent who underestimat...
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May 20th, 2012
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Maria Sharapova saved match point to beat Li Na Li Na 4-6 6-4 7-6(5) in the WTA Rome final after a two-hour rain break effectively turned the match into a tie-break shootout. Heavy rain sent the players running for cover at 6-6 in the decider, shortly after the Russian had fended off a match point [&...