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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.

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Tennis star Oudin retires at age of 25

American Melanie Oudin announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, ending a career hindered by injury and illness at the age of 25.

Halep advances in quest to win title, take No. 1 spot

Second-ranked Simona Halep charged closer to taking the world number one ranking Thursday, beating Latvian 15th seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-4, 6-3 to reach the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters quarter-finals.

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».

Venus not in Melbourne for «kicks and giggles»

Veteran campaigner Venus Williams says is not at the Australian Open for «kicks and giggles» after grinding past Ukrainian youngster Kateryna Kozlova in two gruelling sets Monday.

Cibulkova, Wozniacki win at WTA Sydney

Slovakia's world number six Dominika Cibulkova dropped just two games in blistering heat to win her opening match at the Sydney International on Monday.

Cibulkova dominates Kerber to win WTA Finals

Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova, who pulled off a stunning upset over world number one Angelique Kerber to scoop the WTA finals Sunday, credited her mental strength for her winning performance.

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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