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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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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

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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

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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

Maria Sharapova

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.

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How Serena Williams rebooted her career after grand slam debacle

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Linda Pearce Serena Williams says she will be happy even if she never wins another tennis match and yet win is all she seems to do.

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Defending champion Victoria Azarenka ignores Serena Williams hype

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As she did a year ago, Azarenka starts her defence of the Australian Open amid widespread expectation it will falter in the face of the Serena Williams juggernaut.

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Serena Williams during her match against Ashleigh Barty on Rod Laver Arena.

The 17-year-old Australian, Ashleigh Barty takes on Serena Williams on Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photography by Pat Scala and Joe Armao. Like these photos? Go to www.

Australian Open Day 3: Serena Williams v Vesna Dolonc

Serena Williams of the United States plays a backhand in her second round match against Vesna Dolonc of Serbia.

Serena Williams of the U.S. defeated Vesna Dolonc of Serbia in their women's singles match at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne. Score 6-1, 6-2 on Rod Laver Arena.

Australian Open 2014: Serena Williams cruises into fourth round

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Top seed Serena Williams has powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a straight-sets victory over Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova.

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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

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