Serena Williams

Winner Romania's Simona Halep and second placed United States' Serena Williams, right, pose with their trophies after the women's singles final match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday, July 13, 2019.
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July 13, 2019 - 11:03 am
By Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Clutching her trophy 20 minutes after becoming Wimbledon's champion, Simona Halep checked out the board inside Centre Court that lists tournament winners. Below all of the mentions of Serena Williams, her opponent in Saturday's final,...
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Cori Gauff
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July 01, 2019 - 10:32 am
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- American tennis prodigy Cori "Coco" Gauff, 15, just became the youngest player in the Open era to advance through qualifying to reach Wimbledon's main draw where she will play compatriot Venus Williams. The Delray Beach, Florida, resident, who's been touted as the next...
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United States' Tobin Heath, second from right, is congratulated on her goal by Mallory Pugh (11), Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (13) during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup soccer match against Brazil Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
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March 11, 2019 - 9:21 am
By Anne M. Peterson, AP Sports Writer While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay. The players accuse the U.S. Soccer Federation of "institutionalized gender discrimination" that includes unequal...
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A widely criticized Australian newspaper cartoon showing tennis legend Serena Williams jumping up and down next to a broken racket and a pacifier which she had spat out was not racist, according to the country's media watchdog.
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February 25, 2019 - 8:46 am
By Euan McKirdy, CNN (CNN) -- A widely criticized Australian newspaper cartoon showing tennis legend Serena Williams jumping up and down next to a broken racket and a pacifier which she had spat out was not racist, according to the country's media watchdog. The Australian Press Council ruled that...
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Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic, left, is congratulated by United States' Serena Williams after winning their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019.
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January 23, 2019 - 11:14 am
By Howard Fendrich, AP Tennis Writer MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Four times, Serena Williams was only one point — a single point — from closing out a victory in the Australian Open quarterfinals. On the first such chance, at 5-1, 40-30 in the third set, she turned her left ankle awkwardly. The...
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United States' Serena Williams, right, is congratulated by Romania's Simona Halep after winning their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019.
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January 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As Serena Williams made her way out to the Australian Open's main court during pre-match introductions, the voice booming over the stadium's speakers implored spectators to welcome "the world's No. 1 player — from Romania, Simona Halep." Oops. Williams, wearing...
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Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, facing, wait at the net after winning their mixed doubles match against Frances Tiafoe and Serena Williams of the United States at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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January 01, 2019 - 11:44 am
By Tristan Lavalette, Associated Press PERTH, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer won the bragging rights over fellow tennis great Serena Williams as they faced each other on court for the first time on Tuesday, with Federer spearheading Switzerland's 4-2, 4-3 (3) victory over the United States in a...
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Serena Williams
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December 27, 2018 - 9:55 am
(CNN) -- Serena Williams says the Women's Tennis Association's changes to the special ranking rule could encourage players to take career breaks earlier than she did to have children. The 37-year-old American gave birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia in September 2017 and returned to the WTA...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Anastasija Sevastova, of Latvia, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York.
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December 26, 2018 - 12:54 pm
By Brian Mahoney, AP Sports Writer She showed up in Paris wearing a black catsuit, a reminder that nobody can command the Grand Slam stage quite like Serena Williams. She reached the finals at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, proving again how well she can play no matter how little she practices...
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Serena Williams
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December 17, 2018 - 6:05 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The women's tennis tour approved rule changes Monday that are meant to ensure players are not penalized after they return from pregnancy or an injury that causes a long absence. The changes were prompted, in part, by the experiences of former No. 1 players Serena...
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