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Washington, Nov 23 : World No. 1 women's tennis player Serena Williams was named WTA Player Of The Year.
The 32-year-old won 78 out of her 82 matches, procuring 11 titles including the US Open and the French Open in the 2013 season, reports Xinhua.
She had earlier become the oldest world No. 1 in WTA history.
It is the fifth time Williams has been named the WTA Player Of The Year. She had received the honour in 2002, 2008, 2009 and 2012. (IANS)
Johannesburg, Oct 22 - American tennis player Serena Williams has not ruled out being able to play until 40 years old and admitted that ten years ago she would never have expected to be still playing now.
According to Sport24, speaking ahead of the WTA Championships in Istanbul, Williams refused to rule out the improbable because she has already achieved what seemed to her impossible anyway.
Beijing, Sep 30 : World No. 1 Serena Williams and local-favourite Li Na both powered into the second round with easy wins while third seed Agnieszka Radwanska was given an early scare at the China Open tennis here.
Williams, a former China Open champion, was barely troubled by her Russian opponent Elena Vesnina, needing only an hour and 25 minutes to wrap up the opening round win Sunday, reports Xinhua.
"She serves really well, I just had to be ready for everything," said Williams, who broke Vesnina five times in the match.
New York, Sep 9 - World number one Serena Williams of the United States won her fifth US Open title after beating Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 7-5, 6-7 (8-6), 6-1 here at the Flushing Meadows.
The defending champion collected her second Grand Slam crown of the year Sunday after winning the French Open earlier. It was the 17th overall Grand Slam title for the 31-year-old, reports Xinhua.
Her 17th Grand Slam title put her even with men's legend Roger Federer.
Cincinnati (Ohio), Aug 19 : Second seed Victoria Azarenka defeated World No. 1 Serena Williams to win her first Western and Southern Open tennis title.
Having lost 12 of their 14 previous meetings, Victoria edged out Serena in a third set breaker, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6(6) here Sunday.
"Obviously a big win. It was a great match. I'm really, really pleased with the way I pulled it out. It was a great battle. Nothing was given away. It was pure fight. I'm really happy," Victoria was quoted as saying by the tournament website.
Toronto, Aug 12 : Serena Williams cruised to victory in the Rogers Cup final beating Sorana Cirstea to capture her third title here.
Williams won 6-2, 6-0 in a match that lasted only 65 minutes on Sunday, reports Xinhua.
With three career Rogers Cup titles, Williams sits second behind Monica Seles and Chris Evert, who both have four Rogers Cup titles in the modern era. Her previous victories were in 2011 and 2001.
"For me, this is a big tournament. This is one of the big stops of the year," said Williams after the match.
Charleston (South Carolina), April 8 : World No. 1 Serena Williams has won her third Family Circle Cup title in Charleston after battling back from a set down to defeat Jelena Jankovic in the final.
The American took the title Sunday on a tense tiebreak in a 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) victory that puts her on 49 WTA titles, one short of a mark reached by just nine players in history.
"I felt so close in that first set. I felt like I could have been up 3-0," Williams said on the WTA website.
London, Jan 28 : Serena Williams got over her disappointment of losing out on this year's Australian Open, by going on a shopping spree with beau Patrick Mouratoglou in Melbourne.
The 31-year-old tennis star, who is dating her tennis coach Mouratoglou, was not afraid to flaunt her athletic physique as she was spotted enjoying a day away from the practice courts with her boyfriend, the Daily Mail reported.
Williams' wore a short red dress, which displayed her bulging biceps and muscular legs to the max.
London, Jan 26 : Serena Williams has revealed a picture of the ankle injury she endured during her hotheaded Australian Open quarterfinal defeat at the hands of teenager Sloane Stephens.
When 15-Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams, smashed her racket in anger at losing to a U. S. teenager in the Australian Open, eyebrows were raised about the tennis star''s sudden lack of sportsmanship, the Daily Mail reports.
Early this morning Williams posted a picture of her hugely swollen right ankle on Twitter, which was of an injury she picked up in her first round match and aggravated in her three-set loss to Stephens, the paper added.
Washington, Jan 18 : Serena Williams is battling through intense pain after she accidentally hit her racket on her face at the Australian Open on Thursday.
After rolling her ankle during her first round win the 15-time grand slam champion hit herself in the face with her racket, as she brushed aside Spanish teenager Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-0.
According to CNN, the injury `left her anxiously checking her mouth for damage'.
New York, Sep 6: American tennis ace Serena Williams eased closer to a fourth US Open title on Monday, storming past Ana Ivanovic 6-3, 6-4, at New York's Arthur Ashe Stadium to set-up a quarterfinal clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Williams has not dropped a set at Flushing Meadows this year and Ivanovic never looked likely to break that streak.
London, Sept 4 : Known for sporting brightly coloured nails on court, Serena Williams has now started treating her fans to her own range of nail varnish.
The tennis star has launched 12 new designs, which come in four different packs and represent the world’s four Grand Slam tennis tournaments.
“I love doing my nails before I am out on court. I love to look as glam as I can,” the Daily Express quoted Williams as saying.
New York, Aug 28 : Venus and Serena Williams are said to have literally towered above all the other guests at a party celebrating their current Hamptons magazine cover story.
Adorned in heels, the professional tennis players rose to well above 6 feet tall, dwarfing male as well as female guests at the unfathomable lounge RDV.
“They towered head and shoulders above everybody,” the New York Post quoted a stunned 6-foot source as saying.
London, Feb 7 : Tennis superstar Serena Williams desperately wants to have kids with her rapper/actor boyfriend Common.
However, Williams is not sure if she’ll be a responsible mother as she once accidentally left her pet pooch behind after a training session on the tennis court, reports The Daily Star.
She says, "I would love to have a baby... But I have two little dogs I take care of and they''re so cute, but sometimes I forget them. One time I was in the locker room... I was busy and I left and I was in the car driving home and I was like, ''Oops!'' I definitely don''t need any kids because I forgot my dog."
New York, Nov. 30: American tennis star Serena Williams has been fined 175,000 dollars for her ugly tirade at a line judge at Flushing Meadows, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced.
The ITF said that any further offence at a grand slam in the next two years would see her suspended from the US Open in 2010, 2011, or 2012. The fine will be reduced to 82,500 dollars if she commits no further major offence until 2011, The Telegraph reported.
Melbourne, Nov. 27 : American tennis star Serena Williams faces the possibility of being fined a million dollars for her ugly US Open meltdown.
Industry sources indicated the International Tennis Federation''s Grand Slam committee was close to reaching a consensus on the Williams case, almost 12 weeks after the incident, Fox Sports reports.
Williams has been cited under the sport''s code of conduct for committing a major offence, an infraction that carries possible suspension from January''s Australian Open.
Hamburg - Serena Williams reclaimed the lead from Dinara Safina in the women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA on Monday and is also assured of the final 2009 top spot.
The American has 9,075 points to the 7,800 for Russia's Safina, with Svetlana Kuznetsova, also of Russia, third on 6,141.
Williams, 28, tops the year-ending rankings for the second time in her career, the first time being 2002.
World number one Serena Williams of the United States has made into the semifinals of the women's singles event of the US $4.5 million Sony Ericsson WTA Championships in Doha.
The top seeded Serena defeated Russian Elena Dementieva in straight sets 6-2, 6-4 in the quarterfinal to become first player to reach into the last four of the tournament.
Speaking to the media, Serena said that Dementieva is really a good and fittest player in the tournament, and her game will definitely become better and better in the upcoming years.