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Serena Williams engaged to Reddit co-founder

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The tennis star and the social media co-founder got engaged in Rome, where they first met.

Serena Williams has used the social media platform Reddit to announce that she is engaged to its co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The tennis star made the announcement in the form of a poem. She said he took her to Rome, where they first met, to propose to her – and she said yes. It caps off a year in which Ms ...

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US Open 2016: Serena Williams beats Simona Halep in quarter-finals

Williams is trying to win her seventh US Open - she won her first in 1999 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serena Williams was pushed hard by fifth seed Simona Halep before coming through in three sets to reach the semi-finals of the US Open in New York. The American six-time champion won a gripping contest 6-2 4-6 6-3 in the Flushing Meadows night session to close in on a 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Williams, 34, will play Czech 10th ...

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US Open 2016: Serena Williams eases past Ekaterina Makarova in New York

Williams won her first US Open singles title in 1999 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serena Williams showed no sign of the shoulder injury that disrupted her US Open preparation as she dismissed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets. The top seed faced a tricky first-round opponent in Makarova, Russia’s world number 29, but won 6-3 6-3. Williams, 34, will monitor how her shoulder reacts ahead of her second-round match against Vania King. “I’ll have to ...

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Rio Olympics 2016: Serena & Venus Williams lose in doubles

The Williams sisters entered Sunday's match with a 15-0 career record in the Olympics, having won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012 (Image credit: Getty Images)

Serena and Venus Williams lost for the first time in an Olympics doubles match as their hopes of winning a fourth successive title were surprisingly ended in the first round at Rio 2016. The American top seeds lost 6-3 6-4 to Czech Republic’s Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova, who were only paired together at late notice. Strycova replaced Karolina Pliskova, ...

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