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Serena Williams 'paved the way' for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova

Serena Williams ‘paved the way’ for mothers to keep playing tennis, says Martina Navratilova

CNN — Tennis great Martina Navratilova thinks more women will continue to play professional tennis after having children – thanks largely to Serena Williams. When she retired from tennis last month, the 41-year-old Williams left behind a legacy that stretches well beyond her 23 grand slam titles, the last of which she won at the …

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Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Behind the 'raw' photo that captures their enduring friendship

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal: Behind the ‘raw’ photo that captures their enduring friendship

CNN — It was a moment in time – as brief as half a second – that captured the intensity of the relationship and rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Poised on the side of the court with her camera at the ready, photographer Ella Ling expected Federer’s farewell from tennis to be charged …

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Roger Federer takes to court for final time as storied career comes to a close

Roger Federer takes to court for final time as storied career comes to a close

CNN — After more than 1,500 matches, 103 singles titles and 20 grand slams, it is time for Roger Federer’s last dance. The tennis great will take to the court for the final time to play with longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal in a doubles match in the Laver Cup at London’s O2 Arena …

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