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The WTA says Serena Williams is guaranteed to finish the year with the No. 1 ranking for the third time in her career.
Williams, who also finished No. 1 in 2002 and 2009, has won nine titles this season, including the French Open and U.S. Open. She has a record of 67-4 this year.
The 32-year-old Williams returned to the No. 1 spot in February, when she became the oldest player to top the rankings.
She is the seventh player to finish at least three seasons at No. 1, along with de Steffi Graf (eight times), Martina Navratilova (seven), Chris Evert (five), Lindsay Davenport (four), Justine Henin (three) and Martina Hingis (three).
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Steffi Graf doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in Grand Slam singles titles.
Williams earned her 17th major title at the U.S. Open this month. Graf, who won 22 titles, believes Williams will surpass leader Margaret Court at 24.
''She's got a lot of tennis left in her,'' Graf said. ''I can easily see her pass...
Steffi Graf's career ended with 22 Grand Slam singles titles at age 30 because of injuries. The tennis great doesn't see anyone stopping Serena Williams from becoming the career leader in major titles, if she stays healthy.
Williams earned her 17th major title at the U.S. Open this month, and Graf believes Williams will surpass career leader Margaret Court (24).
The WTA has announced that Serena Williams is guaranteed to finish the year as the world No. 1 player for the third time.
This season she has lost only four singles so far.
Williams, who also finished the year on top in 2002 and 2009, has won nine WTA titles this season including the French Open and U.S. Open.
The 32-year-old Williams returned to the No. 1 spot in February, when...
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