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Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

Li to No. 3 in rankings after Australian Open win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Li Na returned to the world No. 3 ranking Monday after winning the Australian Open and quarterfinalist Simona Halep made the Top 10 for the first time.
Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

Cibulkova, Li set for women's Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Dominika Cibulkova goes for a pair of firsts Saturday when she plays Li Na for the 2014 Australian Open women's singles title.
Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

Radwanska ousts Azarenka at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Agnieszka Radwanska ousted two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka with a third-set shutout Wednesday at the Australian Open.

Li, Bouchard advance to Australian Open semifinals

MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Li Na gained a fourth return to the Australian Open semifinals and Eugenie Bouchard booked her first Grand Slam semifinal berth Tuesday.

Sharapova, Jankovic bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Fourth-round upsets Monday dropped former No. 1-ranked Maria Sharapova and Jelena Jankovic from the Australian Open.
Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

Ana Ivanovic ousts No. 1 Serena Williams at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Ana Ivanovic snapped Serena Williams' 25-match winning streak with a stunning three-set upset of the world's No. 1-ranked player Sunday at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

Serena Williams notches record-setting win at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams set a tournament record and ran her overall winning streak to 24 matches Friday with a third-round Australian Open victory.
Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

Serena Williams ties match win record at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Serena Williams dropped only three games Wednesday in advancing to the Australian Open third round with a record-tying 60th match win at the tournament.
WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

WTA titles boost Pironkova, Muguruza in rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Tsvetana Pironkova and Garbine Muguruza made solid gains this week in the women's world tennis rankings after picking up their first WTA titles.
Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

Serena Williams posts solid first-round win in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- No. 1-ranked Serena Williams cruised through a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Ashleigh Barty Monday, beginning her quest for a sixth Australian Open title.
Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

Azarenka could face three Top 5 players in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Three Top 5 players are potentially ahead for Victoria Azarenka in her quest for a third consecutive Australian Open title.
Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

Nadal, Serena named top seeds in Australia

MELBOURNE, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams were named the No. 1 seeds Thursday for the first major tennis championship of the year -- the Australian Open.
Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

Mattek-Sands pulls off major Sydney upset

SYDNEY, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Bethanie Mattek-Sands ousted top-seeded and defending champion Agnieszka Radwanska in straight sets Tuesday at the Apia International Sydney tennis tournament.
Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

Sharapova passes Li for third spot in WTA Rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Maria Sharapova lost in the semifinals and Li Na won a tournament but Sharapova still moves ahead of Li in the WTA rankings, which were updated Monday.
Serena Williams tops Azarenka in Brisbane final

Serena Williams tops Azarenka in Brisbane final

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams defended her Brisbane International championship with a 6-4, 7-5 win Saturday over second-ranked Victoria Azarenka.
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American Serena Williams smiles as she holds aloft the Wimbledon Ladies singles trophy after beating Vera Zvonareva in the Wimbledon championships in Wimbledon on July 3, 2010.Williams beat Zvonareva 6-3,6-2. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Serena Jameka Williams (born September 26, 1981) is an American professional tennis player and a former World No. 1. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked her World No. 1 in singles on five separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on July 8, 2002 and regained this ranking for the fifth time on November 2, 2009. She is considered to be one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time.

Her 27 Grand Slam titles places her ninth on the all-time list: 13 in singles, 12 in women's doubles, and 2 in mixed doubles. She is the most recent player, male or female, to have held all four Grand Slam singles titles simultaneously and only the fifth woman in history to do so. She was also the first woman, along with sister Venus Williams, to hold all four Grand Slam doubles titles simultaneously since Martina Hingis did so in 1998. Her 13 Grand Slam singles titles is sixth on the all-time list. Williams ranks fourth in Grand Slam women's singles titles won during the open era, behind Steffi Graf (22 titles) and Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova (18 titles each). She has won more Major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles than any other active player, male or female.

Williams has won two Olympic gold medals in women's doubles. She has won more career prize money than any other female athlete in history. Serena has played older sister Venus in 23 professional matches since 1998, with Serena winning 13 of these matches. They have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with Serena winning six times. Beginning with the 2002 French Open, they played each other in four consecutive Grand Slam singles finals, which was the first time in the open era that the same two players had contested four consecutive Grand Slam finals. The pair have won 12 Grand Slam doubles titles together.

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