Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women's singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday in New York.
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September 8, 2013 Serena Williams overcame the wind and more than a dozen unforced errors Sunday to defeat Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open women's singles championship match. The win is Williams' fifth U.S. Open win and 17th Grand Slam singles title.
Defending champion Serena Williams lost to Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-2 1-6 6-4 in the fourth round of the Wimbledon Championships.
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July 1, 2013 The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner lost 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the fourth round. The early exits by favored players at the tournament leaves relative unknowns looking to see how far they can go.
Gertrude Moran, "Gorgeous Gussie," playing at Wimbledon in 1949. Her attire, which included a bit of lace, shocked some.
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January 23, 2013 When Gertrude "Gorgeous Gussie" Moran showed a bit of lace at Wimbledon in 1949, the tennis world was shocked and she became a huge star. She died last week at the age of 89. The contrast between what the tennis world though was risque in her day and what happens today is remarkable.
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