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2014 US Open - Day 14

Serena Williams Wins 3rd Straight US Open

Serena Williams ended a difficult-for-her Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.

09/07/2014

2014 US Open - Day 12

Williams Heading To Final At US Open In Quest Of Her 3rd Straight Title At Tournament

Serena Williams overwhelmed 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-1, 6-3 in the semifinals Friday to extend her U.S. Open winning streak to 20 matches.

09/05/2014

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns a shot against Maria Sharapova of Russia during their women's singles fourth round match on Day Seven of the 2014 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Wozniacki Survives Sharapova At US Open

Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.

08/31/2014

The Women's Singles U.S. Open trophy is seen during the draw ceremony prior to the start of the 2014 U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 21, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

6 Players With Most U.S. Open Singles Championships In Open Era

In the Open Era, there have been a number of tennis players to win two or more U.S. Open Singles Championships. Here’s the 6 tennis players who have won the most Singles Championship titles in the Open Era:

08/24/2014

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Serena Williams Pulls Out Of Qater Open, Indian Wells With Back Injury

Top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew Friday from the Qatar Open and the Indian Wells event because of a back injury sustained last month in the Australian Open.

02/07/2014

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Ivanovic Snaps Serena’s Streak In Upset Win In Australian Open

Serena Williams’ long winning streak came to an end in a stunning fourth-round defeat to Ana Ivanovic at the Australian Open on Sunday.

01/18/2014

Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot during her women's singles fourth round match against Sloane Stephens of United States on Day Seven of the 2013 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 1, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for the USTA)

For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, the top two American women put on quite a show. Both hit serves topping 115 mph. Both whipped groundstrokes to the corners. Both covered a lot of ground, extending points with leg-churning defense. Both showed the occasional sign of nerves, reflecting what a big deal this was, in part because the 15th-seeded Stephens already was one of only three players to beat No. 1 Williams this season.

For a 40-minute stretch in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, the top two American women put on quite a show. Both hit serves topping 115 mph. Both whipped groundstrokes to the corners. Both covered a lot of ground, extending points with leg-churning defense. Both showed the occasional sign of nerves, reflecting what a big deal this was, in part because the 15th-seeded Stephens already was one of only three players to beat No. 1 Williams this season.

09/01/2013

Sloane Stephens of the United States plays a forehand in her Quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the United States during day ten of the 2013 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

19-Year-Old American Stuns No. 3 Serena Williams At Australian Open Quarterfinals

Serena Williams is out of the Australian Open after losing her quarterfinal match 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 to 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens.

01/22/2013

Serena Williams of the US reacts on court against Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez from Spain during their  2012 US Open match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on August 30, 2012. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Serena Williams Breezes Past Sanchez In 2nd Round Open

Serena Williams beat old nemesis Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez in straight sets in the second round of the U.S. Open.

08/30/2012

MASON, OH - AUGUST 17: Serena Williams changes ends in the second set against Angelique Kerber of Germany during day seven of the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 17, 2012 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Upset, Venus Reaches Semis Western & Southern Open

Only one of the Williams sisters is heading to a semifinal, and it’s not the one with the long winning streak. Serena Williams lost that — and her cool — at the Western & Southern Open.

08/17/2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04:  Serena Williams of the United States reacts after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia to win the gold medal match of the Women's Singles Tennis on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 4, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Beats Sharapova For Olympic Gold

As Serena Williams stood atop the medal podium, her career Golden Slam complete thanks to an Olympic rout, the gusty wind on Centre Court blew the U.S. flag off its pole midway through the national anthem.

08/04/2012

Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA celebrate with their winners trophies after their Ladies’ Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Williams Sisters Win Wimbledon Doubles Title

One Wimbledon title wasn’t enough for Serena Williams. About five hours after Williams won her fifth singles title by beating Agnieszka Radwanska, she and sister Venus were back on Centre Court to beat Czech duo Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the doubles final.

07/07/2012

Serena Williams of the USA lifts the winners trophy and celebrates after her Ladies’ Singles final match against Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Serena Williams Beats Radwanska In 3 Sets To Win 5th Wimbledon Title

Serena Williams is back, and she looks almost as good as ever. The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.

07/07/2012

Serena Williams of the USA celebrates match point during her Ladies' Singles semi final match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on day ten of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Serena Back In Wimbledon Final After Serving Up 24 Aces

Serena Williams wins with so much more than serving, of course. Her groundstrokes are intimidating. Her superb speed and anticipation fuel unparalleled court-covering defense. Her returns are outstanding, too.

07/05/2012

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Serena Williams Draws #28 Seed At U.S. Open

Serena Williams was seeded 28th for the U.S. Open, which stuck with its policy of following the rankings instead of taking into account players’ past performances.

08/23/2011

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