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Serena Williams: I almost died giving birth to my daughter

Grand slam champion says she was lucky to receive excellent care, but that others are not so fortunate after giving birthSerena Williams has written about the complications surrounding the birth of her daughter in an article for CNN.The former world No…

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Serena Williams plays first competitive match in over a year at Fed Cup

Former world No1 plays alongside sister Venus in loss to HollandWilliams took time away from circuit to give birth to daughterSerena Williams played in her first competitive tennis match in over a year as she lined up alongside her sister Venus William…

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Caroline Wozniacki transfixed us in a final for the ages

Despite Serena Williams’s absence, the women’s draw provided more excitement than the men’sWith close friend Caroline Wozniacki competing for her maiden grand slam, seven-time Australian Open champion Serena Williams went to bed, “too nervous to watch”…

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‘Turns channel’: Serena Williams fires volley at Tennys Sandgren as match starts

Apparently derogatory tweet from Sandgren circulates on social mediaSandgren has denied he is an alt-right sympathiserTennys Sandgren was given a mauling on and off the court during his Australian Open quarter-final on Wednesday. The American, who was …

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Serena Williams was bedridden for six weeks after birth of daughter

Tennis star speaks for first time of medical problems including blood clots on lungs following emergency C-sectionSerena Williams has revealed she was bedridden for six weeks after the birth of her daughter following an emergency caesarean section.The …

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Serena Williams says motherhood can help her beat grand slam record

American aiming to surpass Margaret Court’s 24 titlesFormer world No1 sitting out Australian Open after birth of daughterSerena Williams “absolutely” intends to surpass Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slam titles – and believes being a new mother c…

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Johanna Konta’s Australian Open chances given unexpected boost

• Serena Williams’s late withdrawal offers hope for world No9 • Nick Kyrgios on Williams: ‘That’s what happens. People do other stuff’The late withdrawal of Serena Williams from the Australian Open did little to shake up the field, given the American h…

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Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

The 23-times major winner and women’s titleholder gave birth to her first child last September and says she is not yet ready to competeSerena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts…

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Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

The 23-times major winner and women’s titleholder gave birth to her first child last September and says she is not yet ready to competeSerena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts…

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Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

The 23-times major winner and women’s titleholder gave birth to her first child last September and says she is not yet ready to competeSerena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts…

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Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

The 23-times major winner and women’s titleholder gave birth to her first child last September and says she is not yet ready to competeSerena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts…

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Defending champion Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

The 23-times major winner and women’s titleholder gave birth to her first child last September and says she is not yet ready to competeSerena Williams on Friday joined the galaxy of tennis stars who have withdrawn from the Australian Open, which starts…

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Serena Williams finds it ‘super hard’ as she makes losing court comeback

• Serena Williams lost 2-6, 6-3, 5-10 on her return to tennis after giving birth• She admitted her mind wandered to her newborn during comeback gameSerena Williams admitted her return to tennis was “super hard” as she lost what was her first match in a…

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The alternative 2017 sports awards: the year’s best quotes, gaffes and meltdowns

Behind the scores and stats, 2017 was another big year of sporting soap opera. The rows, the tweets and the storms that made the past 12 months specialJosé Mourinho: keeping press conferences interesting since 2004. His 2017 highlights: Continue readi…

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Ballboy aged 10 gave us note of joy, but stern realities darkened 2017 | Richard Williams

Bristol City celebration and Cricket World Cup final were among the highlights in a year when sport too often seemed to reflect the corrosion of the world around itThe sight of Bristol City’s manager sweeping up a 10-year-old ballboy in a dance of pure…

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Serena Williams to make comeback in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after giving birth

• Williams to face Jelena Ostapenko in a Mubadala exhibition match• American plans to make competitive return at Australian Open in JanuarySerena Williams will make her playing comeback following the birth of her daughter at the Mubadala World Tennis C…

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Serena Williams ‘very likely’ to return for Australian Open, says Tiley

Tiley said there was ‘no question’ Williams will be ready for tournamentHe added that Williams wants to break Court’s Grand Slam singles titles recordSerena Williams is “very likely” to return to Melbourne for the 2018 Australian Open, according to tou…

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Caroline Wozniacki and co court shocks before Serena Williams’ expected return

Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova and others seem set to ensure when the winner of 23 grand slams rejoins the WTA Tour it will be anything but dullWhen Serena Williams returns to tennis as expected in the new year, with a baby daughter, Alexis, in her ento…

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Simona Halep rules roost before WTA Finals but Serena is being missed | Jacob Steinberg

World No1 spot has changed hands a few times this year, with Halep the latest holder after Garbiñe Muguruza and Karolina Pliskova’s turns at the topSometimes it is not the quality of the competition that matters to an audience but the possibility of wi…

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‘Serena will be back’: Australian Open director backs Williams’ return

  • Seven-times Melbourne Park champion gave birth in September
  • 2018 winners will pocket $4m each with an overall 10% pay increase

New mother Serena Williams will be chasing a record $4m in prize money when she returns to defend her Australian Open crown in January. Tournament director Craig Tiley announced on Tuesday that Williams, who gave birth to a daughter in September, would be back in Melbourne for the tournament in January.

“Serena will be back,” Tiley said. “We look forward to welcoming her and again go on that journey of breaking the all-time record for the most number of grand slams.”

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