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Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open in Melbourne. The 36-year-old American last week played her first match since giving birth in September. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner and the reigning Australian Open champion, said: “Although I am super close, I’m not where I want to be.” On Thursday, Britain’s Andy Murray pulled out of ...

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Serena Williams ‘excited to be back’ playing tennis after giving birth

Serena Williams was “excited to be back” after completing her first match since giving birth fourth months ago. The exhibition match in Abu Dhabi against Jelena Ostapenko was the American’s first match for 11 months. Williams struggled with her movement at first but played some fine shots in a 6-2 3-6 (10-5) defeat. Australian Open director Craig Tilley has said ...

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Serena Williams has entered Australian Open – Tournament director

Serena Williams has entered the Australian Open in January, tournament director Craig Tiley has said. The 36-year-old won this year’s event in Melbourne while in the early weeks of pregnancy and gave birth to a daughter in September. Tiley told the Herald Sun the 23-time Grand Slam winner is “very likely” to return to tennis in Melbourne. “She’s got her visa, she’s entered, she’s practising,” ...

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Serena Williams beats Venus Williams to set Grand Slam record

Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique Kerber. Australia’s ...

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