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  1. Happy Birthday, Sloane Stephens!

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    Happy 21st birthday, Sloane Stephens! Ranked No. 16 in the world, Stephens turned pro in 2009 and rose to mainstream prominence when she beat fellow American Serena Williams in the quarterfinals at the 2013 Australian Open. Since her breakthrough mom...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  2. The Curse of Brisbane?

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    The 2014 tennis season is officially underway as the Brisbane International opened yesterday in Australia. The hard-court tournament is used by many of the WTA and ATP's top players as a warm-up for January's Australian Open. Serena Williams and Andy...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  3. Serena stands alone in seventh

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    Serena Williams won her 56th career WTA singles title on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jelena Jankovic at the China Open to take over seventh place alone on the all-time list of most WTA titles. She had been tied at 55 with Lindsay Davenport and Vi...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  4. Magic number for Serena

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    Happy 32nd birthday to Serena Williams, who happens to be the owner of 32 Grand Slam titles. Williams won her first Grand Slam singles title at the US Open when she was 17 and won her 17th and most recent Grand Slam singles title at the US Open earli...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  5. Serena stands alone

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    Serena Williams enters the semifinals as the United States' lone chance at a singles champion at the 2013 US Open. American women have won 89 of the 126 singles titles awarded at the US Open. Those 89 titles have been won by 35 different women. The o...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  6. Double duty at US Open

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    As we begin Day 10 at the 2013 US Open, three women remain in the running to claim more than one trophy at Flushing Meadows. Serena Williams, the 2012 singles champion, not only has made it back to the singles semifinals but will also take to the cou...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. A long, storied Open career

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    Serena Williams already holds the record for most years between winning her first and last title at the US Open, and after her 6-0, 6-1 first-round win over Francesca Schiavone on Monday, she's still the favorite to pad her lead with another title th...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  8. Cashing in on the court

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    The women's and men's singles draws for the 2013 US Open tennis tournament at Flushing Meadows, N.Y., will be announced today, and there will be some serious prize money - more than $34 million total -- on the line. Both the women's and men's singles...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. ESPYS record within reach

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    Tonight at the ESPYS (ESPN, 9 ET), Serena Williams looks to become the first three-time winner of the best female athlete award. Williams, who has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles in her career, already has won seven career ESPYS, including five for ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  10. Wimbledon flashback: Star born

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    While this year's Wimbledon may be running out of star power, a star was born on this day in 2004. In the women's final on Center Court on July 3, 2004, 13th-seeded Maria Sharapova won her first Grand Slam title by stunning two-time defending champio...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  11. Been there, done that

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    There are three former champions looking to get their hands on the Venus Rosewater Dish again as Wimbledon begins today. Top-seeded Serena Williams leads the way with five titles (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012) and a 24-1 record on the Wimbledon grass...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  12. Only 15 days until Wimbledon

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    We close the book on the French Open today, but there is some good news. We're only 15 days from the start of Wimbledon, and we've got Americans defending their titles all over the All England Club. Serena Williams, who just won her 16th major at the...

    Blog | June 09, 2013
  13. espnW -- Jane McManus and Melissa Isaacson debate who will win t...

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    Serena Williams is on a hot streak. Victoria Azarenka owns the year's only major title. Will either of them come up victorious in France? Our writers debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  14. A month away from France's red clay

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    One month from today, on May 26, the French Open opens at Roland Garros. The tournament dates back to 1891, and the first women's singles champion was crowned in 1897 when Adine Masson won the trophy. In the Open Era, Chris Evert has won the most tit...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  15. W roundtable: Picking a champion for 2013 Australian Open

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    With Week 1 of the Australian Open in the books, Serena Williams still looks like the player to beat. But don't rule out Victoria Azarenka or Maria Sharapova, eitiher. Or how about a first-time Grand Slam winner?

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2013
  16. W roundtable: Aging Serena Williams' chances

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    Serena Williams had quite a resurgence in 2012, but what does the future hold? Our writers weigh in with their predictions for 2013 and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2012