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Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

Kerber, Halep move up WTA Top 10

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Petra Kvitova slips three places in the WTA Top 10, allowing Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep to make rankings gains.

Venus Williams wins Dubai Open title match

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- American Venus Williams scored a convincing 6-3, 6-0 victory over Alize Cornet Saturday to win the Dubai Open Tennis Championships.
Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

Cornet upsets Serena Williams in Dubai semifinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Alize Cornet beat world No. 1 Serena Williams for the first time Friday and denied an all-Williams final at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

Serena, Venus Williams win at Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships with wins Thursday.
Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

Pennetta posts upset win at WTA event in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Qualifier Flavia Pennetta won eight consecutive games Wednesday in beating No. 2-seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

Serena Williams reaches Dubai quarterfinals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams overcame an early deficit before claiming a second-round win Tuesday at the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Venus Williams wins WTA opener in Dubai

Venus Williams wins WTA opener in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Venus Williams posted a straight-set win Monday in first-round play of the WTA's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Li, Peng mark new ranking heights

Li, Peng mark new ranking heights

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Chinese players Li Na and Peng Shuai reached unprecedented heights in the WTA rankings in Monday's update.
Pironkova, Cetkovska advance on upsets in Qatar

Pironkova, Cetkovska advance on upsets in Qatar

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Qualifiers Tsvetana Pironkova and Petra Cetkovska pulled off first-round upsets Monday at the WTA's Qatar Total Open 2014.
Li on verge of moving to No. 2 in WTA rankings

Li on verge of moving to No. 2 in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Li Na is poised to move into the No. 2 spot in the WTA rankings, passing Victoria Azarenka.
Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams, after expressing an interest in returning to the tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., has withdrawn from the event.
Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

Serena Williams withdraws from BNP Paribas Open

Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Serena Williams pulls out of two competitions due to back injury sustained at Australian Open.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Serena Williams withdraws from Qatar Open, citing back injury

Serena Williams withdraws from Qatar Open, citing back injury

DOHA, Qatar, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- World No. 1 and last-year's Qatar Open runner-up Serena Williams withdrew from the upcoming event Friday, citing a back injury.
Inexperienced Italian, U.S., teams meet in Fed Cup

Inexperienced Italian, U.S., teams meet in Fed Cup

CLEVELAND, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Italy's Karin Knapp will be the only player born before 1990 on the schedule this weekend when Italy opens its Fed Cup title defense against the United States.
Pavlyuchenkova, Makarova jump in WTA rankings

Pavlyuchenkova, Makarova jump in WTA rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Russians Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Ekaterina Makarova return to the WTA Top 25 after tournament wins.
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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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