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Serena Williams makes winning return from back injury in Dubai

Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Dubai Open in her first match since injuring her back at the Australian Open.

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Alize Cornet shocks Serena Williams at Dubai Open

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Alize Cornet, recovering brilliantly from a mighty collapse in career fortunes, scored her best-ever win by beating world number one Serena Williams 6-4 6-4 to prevent an all-Williams sisters final...

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Serena Williams still way ahead of her tennis rivals

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Jake Niall At 32 years, Serena Williams has more than maintained her career standing over the past two years.

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Australian Open: Back injury hindered Serena Williams

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce Serena Williams almost did not start the match she lost against Ana Ivanovic.

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Ana Ivanovic dumps Serena Williams from Open

Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates winning her fourth round match against Serena Williams of the United States

Serbian Ana Ivanovic has pulled off the upset of the Australian Open so far with defeat of top seed and overwhelming tournament favourite Serena Williams.

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2014 Australian Open tennis at Melbourne Park.  Serena Williams loses her match to Ana Ivanovic.  The Age. Photo: Angela Wylie. January 19 2014.

14th seed Ana Ivanovic suprised the world by defeating Number 1 seed Serena Williams 6-4 3-6 3-6 at Rod Lava Arena during The Australian Open in Melbourne.

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A big grin from Sloane Stephens may anger Serena Williams

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Michael Chammas Footage emerges of Sloane Stephens celebrating Serena Williams' shock exit.

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Sloane Stephens reaction to Serena Williams loss to further strain relationship

Michael Chammas Tension between America's Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens is expected to intensify after footage emerged of what appeared to be Stephens celebrating Williams' shock exit from the Australian Open.

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Serena Williams' dominance tipped to continue at season-ending Istanbul WTA Championships

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Linda Pearce The question is as it was, and remains this: can Serena Williams be beaten?

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WTA Championships: Serena Williams powers through as Li Na claims consecutive wins

Linda Pearce Li Na has what she calls "one feet" in the semi-finals of the season-ending WTA Championships. Serena Williams, typically, has jumped in with both.

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Serena Williams defeats Jelena Jankovic to advance to final of WTA Championships

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Linda Pearce At the end of an unusually full season, Serena Williams has described her fuel tank as empty. The world No.

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Serena Williams ends remarkable 2013 with win over Li Na

Serena Williams.

Linda Pearce Serena Williams ends her finest statistical year with a three-set defeat of Li Na.

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Serena Williams claims fifth WTA player of the year award

Serena Williams

Serena Williams has warned the rest of women’s tennis there is more to come from her after she was named WTA player of the year for the second year running and the fifth time overall.

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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams holding court

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Adrian Proszenko Adrian Proszenko grills Roger Rasheed, Wally Masur, Todd Woodbridge and Nicole Bradtke on next month's Australian Open.

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Rivals Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova happy to let tennis do the talking

Sharapova and Williams.

Linda Pearce The record may be one-sided, but the animosity has run both ways.

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Maria Sharapova rues unlucky No.14 loss to Serena Williams

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Thirteen may be considered unlucky but former world No.1 Maria Sharapova is ruing the number 14 as she regroups for the Australian Open.

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Serena Williams too good for Maria Sharapova ... again

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Phil Lutton It's difficult to feel terribly sorry for Maria Sharapova. On most fronts, she's aced life, given her fame, fortune and success on the tennis court, which has seen her win all four Grand Slam titles...

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Serena Williams retains crown with flawless defence in Brisbane International

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04:  Serena Williams of the USA celebrates winning her finals match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during day seven of the 2014 Brisbane International at Queensland Tennis Centre on January 4, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Linda Pearce The only grand slam singles trophy Serena Williams has not owned in the past three seasons is the one that, up until then, she had won the most.

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I can beat Serena Williams again, says Jelena Jankovic

Jelena Jankovic of Serbia plays a shot in her semifinal match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Michael Chammas Former world No.1 Jelena Jankovic insists she isn't intimidated by the red-hot Serena Williams and says she has the game to unsettle the American if they meet at the Australian Open.

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Ashleigh Barty keen to take her chances against Serena Williams at Australian Open

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Jon Pierik and Sam Lienert Australian wants to enjoy her chance to take on the world's top women's player.