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Serena Williams in labor

Tennis superstar Serena Williams -- whose absence from women's tennis has shaken up the game -- has gone into labor at a clinic in West Palm Beach, Florida, local media reported Friday.

Serena Williams factbox

Fact file on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, who announced on Wednesday she is expecting her first child.

Serena expecting first baby

Serena Williams is expecting a baby and will not play again this year but aims to return to the women's tour in 2018.

Serena blitzes Bencic to reach second round

Serena Williams began her quest for a 23rd Grand Slam title in style on Tuesday, overcoming the threat from Swiss star Belinda Bencic in an Australian Open performance she modestly rated as «pretty good».

Serena's aura of invincibility on wane

Serena Williams faces a challenging new landscape in her continued pursuit of Grand Slam history thanks to the rise of a clutch of talented and fearless rivals led by new number one Angelique Kerber.

Serena destined to keep rivals flagging

With a record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title wrapped up, Serena Williams insists she will never get bored of winning and that is bad news for her flagging rivals.

Serena, Murray ousted in Miami shockers

World number one and three-time defending champion Serena Williams and second-ranked Andy Murray both crashed out of the ATP and WTA Miami Open on a day filled with upsets.

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