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Serena turns ‘racquet and a dream’ into 19 Grand Slams

Serena turns ‘racquet and a dream’ into 19 Grand Slams

January 31, 2015

MELBOURNE, Jan 31 — A delighted Serena Williams paid tribute to her family and her humble beginnings after making history with her 19th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open today. The American world number one, who grew up in the gritty Los Angeles neighbourhood of Compton, said it felt amazing to win her 19th Slam with a hard-fought 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) victory over Russia’s Maria Sharapova. “Growing up I wasn’t the richest but I had a rich family in spirit and support and standing... Read more

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Australia’s players celebrate with the Asian Cup trophy after winning their final match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney, January 31, 2015. — Reuters pic

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