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Serena Williams’s bid to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a shuddering halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova.

Serena Williams dumped out of Australian Open after rolling ankle

Serena Williams’s bid to equal Margaret Court’s record 24 Grand Slam titles was brought to a shuddering halt in sensational style Wednesday by Karolina Pliskova.
Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Australian Open: Just getting started – Serena Williams

Serena Williams marched into the Australian Open last 16 Saturday and warned she was still improving after taking time out to console the latest victim of her quest for a record-equalling 24th major.
Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.

Serena Williams rolls into Australian Open last 16

Serena Williams swatted aside Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska in straight sets on Saturday, powering into the Australian Open last 16 as she chases a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title.
Alexander Zverev almost blew his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title Thursday before registering a gritty five-set win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the Australian Open second round.

Alexander Zverev scrapes into Australian Open third round

Alexander Zverev almost blew his quest for a maiden Grand Slam title Thursday before registering a gritty five-set win over France’s Jeremy Chardy in the Australian Open second round.
Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.

Serena Williams in charge as Simona Halep, Milos Raonic battle through Australian Open epics

Serena Williams stepped up her drive for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam Thursday by swatting aside Eugenie Bouchard, but top seed Simona Halep had to dig deep to stay in the Australian Open on a day of epic battles.
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Kei Nishikori overcomes Ivo Karlovic in Australian Open thriller

Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori blew a two-set lead against veteran Ivo Karlovic and was within a whisker of second-round elimination in the Australian Open on Thursday before winning a pulsating final set tiebreak.
United States’ Serena Williams reacts after hitting a backhand return during her first round match against Germany’s Tatjana Maria at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)

Serena Williams makes ruthless start in Australian Open return

Serena Williams made a ruthless start in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over unseeded German Tatjana Maria in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
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Serena Williams ready to claim first Grand Slam as a mum – coach

Serena Williams is ready to win her first Grand Slam title as a mother, having arrived at the Australian Open in her best condition since coming back from maternity leave, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.
Margaret Court

Margaret Court: Nerves could jinx Serena Williams’ record Grand Slam bid

Australian great Margaret Court has predicted nerves could undermine Serena Williams’ bid to match her record 24 singles majors at Melbourne Park, clearing the way for an outsider to snatch the title.
Serena Williams of the US plays a backhand shot during a practice session in Melbourne on January 10, 2019, ahead of the Australian Open tennis tournament. (Photo by ASANKA BRENDON RATNAYAKE / AFP) / — IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE —

Serena Williams still force on Melbourne return

Serena Williams was eight weeks pregnant during her 2017 Australian Open triumph and though she has failed to add to her tally of 23 Grand Slam titles, the American is still regarded as the dominant force in women’s tennis.
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Serena Williams handed tough draw in quest for record 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams has been handed a challenging draw in her quest for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, starting with Germany’s Tatjana Maria in the first round.
Serena Williams

Five women to watch at the Australian Open

Will Serena Williams make a triumphant return to the scene of her last Grand Slam win, can Caroline Wozniacki defend her crown or is Naomi Osaka capable of back-to-back majors?
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Serena Williams sweeps Hopman Cup singles ahead of Slam record bid

Serena Williams completed a clean sweep of her singles matches at the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth on Thursday as she prepares for her bid to make Grand Slam history at the Australian Open.
Serena Williams got the win despite not being at her best.

Serena Williams wins Perth season-opener ahead of Grand Slam tilt

Serena Williams overcame a sluggish start to win her opening match of the new season in Perth Monday, two weeks out from 2019’s first Grand Slam.
Serena Williams won her 35th night match in Arthur Ashe Stadium, the most by any player, male or female. DON EMMERT-AFP-Getty Images

Serena Williams eyes bigger, better things after US Open drama

Serena Williams would not discuss the incidents that unfolded during the US Open final she lost to Naomi Osaka in September and is choosing to “move on to bigger and better things”, the American told reporters in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
After turning heads in Paris with her black catsuit, Serena Williams is out to wow the US Open in her brand new “Queen” collection for Nike, designed by American stylist Virgil Abloh, the sportswear giant said Monday.

Serena Williams confirmed for Australian Open rerun

Serena Williams will resume her quest for a record-equalling 24th grand slam title at the Australian Open in January after organisers on Wednesday confirmed her entry to the tournament.
Serena Williams

Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray all confirmed for Australian Open

Serena Williams will make her return to the Australian Open for the first time since winning in 2017 when eight-weeks pregnant, it was confirmed Wednesday, with virtually all the world’s top 100 players due at Melbourne Park.
US Serena Williams celebrates after defeating Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their Women's Singles Quarter-Finals match at the 2018 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 4, 2018.Six-time champion Serena Williams overpowered Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the US Open. / AFP PHOTO / Don EMMERT

Madison Keys: Serena Williams can still grab Grand Slams record

American number three Madison Keys said she has no doubt Serena Williams can equal the record of 24 Grand Slam titles despite her stormy defeat in the US Open final.

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