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Indian Wells: Serena Williams ‘should have been top seed’ – Halep

Simona Halep

Serena Williams should have been given top seeding at Indian Wells on her return from the birth of her daughter, says world number one Simona Halep. Williams has no official ranking after spending a year off court, which means she cannot be seeded for WTA events. However, she can gain entry to eight tournaments in 12 months – including two ...

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Venus Williams beats sister Serena in Indian Wells

Serena Williams’ first official tournament since becoming a mom in September was cut short by older sister Venus in Indian Wells. An aunt, yes, but Venus the tennis player put aside feelings of family love to win 6-3 6-4 in the night session Monday in the California desert, serving well for the most part and highlighting how Serena is finding ...

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Serena Williams to make WTA comeback at Indian Wells

Serena Williams says she frequently wondered how she would keep going after returning to the practice courts following the birth of her first child. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion will return to the WTA Tour at Indian Wells in California this week. In an interview with BBC Sport, the 36-year-old American said she is motivated by the thought of ...

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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Former world number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from this month’s Australian Open in Melbourne.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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