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Serena Williams, professional tennis player, currently ranked at #1 in women's singles tennis. She has ranked World #1 in singles on 6 separate occasions, and is the reigning French Open, US Open, WTA Tour Championships & Olympic ladies singles champion. Regarded as one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she is the only player to have achieved a Career Golden Slam in both singles & doubles. Her record of 16 Grand Slam singles titles is 4th on the all-time list (in the open era).

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2013 French Open action

Serena Williams - 2013 French Open "I've had to learn to fight all my life - got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out."

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World #1 Serena Williams Celebrates Winning the 2013 French Open w/ the Suzanne Lenglen Trophy ... This is Serena's 16th MAJOR Title - She is 2 SLAMS away from tying American greats Martina Navratilova & Chrissy Evert all-time high of 18 SLAMS - the most SLAMS of any American player. #ComeOn Serena!

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Serena Williams #1 - continued her incredible run through the 2013 French Open, pushing her winning streak to 28 total games with a 6-1, 6-3 romp past Roberta Vinci on Sunday. Williams has yet to lose a match since withdrawing from the Dubai Tennis Championships in late February and may not drop another one the rest of the year if she keeps up this level of play.

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The only 3 African American women to win Grand Slam singles titles and the only ones to have held the number 1 ranking. Althea Gibson (French Open ‘56; Wimbledon ‘57 & ‘58; US Open ‘57 & ‘58) Venus Williams (US Open ‘00 & ‘01; Wimbledon ‘00, ‘01, ‘05, ‘07, ‘08) Serena Williams (US Open ‘99, ‘02, ‘08, ‘12; Australian Open ‘03, ‘05, ‘07, ‘09, ‘10; French Open ‘02; Wimbledon ‘02, ‘03, ‘09, ‘10, ‘12)

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