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The Williams sisters

Serena Williams sends message of intent with Stanford win

SERENA Williams sounded an ominous warning to her rivals that she will be a genuine contender at the US Open after winning the Stanford Classic late on Sunday in her third tournament back from injury.

Wimbledon 2011: Williams sisters are bundled out in straight sets

THE Williams sisters last night faced suggestions their domination of women's tennis was drawing to a close after they both tumbled out of Wimbledon.

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Tennis: Serena wins first match back

Serena WILLIAMS made a winning return after almost a year out of tennis as she set up a second-round clash with top seed Vera Zvonareva at the AEGON Championships in Eastbourne.

Tennis: Serena joins sister Venus on sidelines with foot injury

SERENA WILLIAMS has called an early end to her season after suffering a recurrence of the foot injury which has sidelined her since July.

Tennis: Kvitova held up high by Williams

PETRA KVITOVA has surprised most people with her run to the last four of Wimbledon but not her semi-final opponent Serena Williams.

Tennis: Wimbledon's new star shines bright as Pironkova beats Venus

VENUS WILLIAMS is heading home but a new star has been born at SW19 – and Tsvetana Pironkova believes the planets are aligning at Wimbledon.

Tennis: Serena relief at progress

SERENA WILLIAMS admitted she was just pleased still to be in the French Open after struggling to shake off Swiss youngster Stefanie Voegele in the first round.

Tennis: Williams targets first French Open title after hard-fought win

VENUS WILLIAMS overcame major problems with her serve to reach the second round of the French Open.

Hunger for victory remains as Serena Williams claims 12th major title

SERENA Williams jetted out of Australia yesterday with a suitcase full of trophies and her heart set on stockpiling even more silverware.

Tennis: Venus strikes back to move into quarters

VENUS WILLIAMS overcame a sluggish start against Italy's Francesca Schiavone to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open today.

Williams fined $175,000 for US Open outburst

WORLD No1 Serena Williams has been fined $175,000 (£106,600) and put on probation for two years for her foul-mouthed tirade at the US Open, the Grand Slam Committee said yesterday.

Tennis: Clijsters mentally strong in win over Venus

FORMER US Open champion Kim Clijsters credited her mental strength as she continued her comeback from retirement with a three-set victory over third seed Venus Williams.

Serena in no mood to linger against Czink

DEFENDING champion Serena Williams powered her way into the US Open third round with a quickfire victory over Hungary's Melinda Czink.

Tennis: Heavy going for Venus in New York

THIRD seed Venus Williams survived a major scare at Flushing Meadows as she came from a set down to beat Vera Dushevina on the first night at the 2009 US Open.

Tennis: Grand Slam titles mean more to Serena than being No.1

SERENA WILLIAMS might hold three Grand Slam titles – but she hasn't left Wimbledon ranked world No.1.

Tennis: Serena unfazed by new kids on the block

SERENA WILLIAMS was set to concede eight years to her quarter-final opponent this afternoon but insists she is not feeling her age as she attempts to close in on a third Wimbledon crown.

Williams rules out player boycott of Dubai event

VENUS Williams says the players could not let their sponsors or fans down as she defended the WTA Tour for allowing this week's Dubai Championships to go ahead despite the exclusion of Israel's Shahar Peer.

Title would outrank No 1 spot for Serena

SERENA Williams may have booked a place in her fourth Australian Open final, but the American remains unhappy with her form despite training harder than ever for the first grand slam of the season.

Serena delighted with US Open victory

SERENA WILLIAMS hurled her racket skyward and bounded up and down in joy after winning her third US Open title with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Jelena Jankovic of Serbia.

That felt like a final, says Serena after beating Venus

SERENA WILLIAMS admitted her straight-sets quarter-final victory over sister Venus at the US Open on Wednesday felt every bit as tense as a final.

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