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Serena Williams in 'difficult period', says coach

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Serena Williams, whose Wimbledon campaign ended with her in tears and on the verge of fainting, is enduring a "difficult period" in her life, her French coach says.

Stricken Serena Williams vows to return to Wimbledon after doubles blow

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Danielle Rossingh Serena Williams promised to return to Wimbledon after having to retire from her second-round doubles match with sister Venus because of a virus.

Martina Navratilova questions virus excuse for Serena Williams' Wimbledon withdrawal

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Tom Decent Former Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova believes there is more to Serena Williams' mysterious withdrawal from her doubles match with sister Venus after it emerged the five-time Wimbledon...

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Serena Williams dumped from Wimbledon by Alize Cornet

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Linda Pearce For the third consecutive grand slam since winning her 17th major in New York, Serena Williams has started as the overwhelming title favourite, but gone no further than the fourth round.

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Serena Williams not yet over Roland Garros exit ahead of Wimbledon

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Linda Pearce Q: Your French Open defeat, how long did it take you to get over that?Serena Williams: “Who says I was over it?

Serena Williams into French Open second round

Serena Williams celebrates her victory against Alize Lim.

World number one Serena Williams huffed and puffed into the second round of the French Open with a 6-2 6-1 win over local favourite Alize Lim on Sunday.

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Serena Williams consoles heartbroken Caroline Wozniacki

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Serena Williams says she'd rather be defeated on the court than be a loser in love after offering a consoling arm to heartbroken Caroline Wozniacki.

Serena Williams crashes in French Open sensation

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Defending champion and world number one Serena Williams has been knocked out of the French Open by Spain's Garbine Muguruza.

French Open: Garbine Muguruza beats Serena Williams at the French Open

Linda Pearce Garbine Muguruza, at just 20, has two ardent suitors, and a choice she is determined to make by season's end. Who to play for? Her birthplace (Venezuela), or her adopted homeland (Spain)?

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Serena Williams makes winning return from back injury in Dubai

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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 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.

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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.

Ana Ivanovic defeats Serena Williams

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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