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URGENT ¥¥¥ Tennis: Battling Serena becomes oldest world number one

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Serena Williams on Friday became the oldest woman to claim the world number one ranking when she reached the Qatar Open semi-finals with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Petra Kvitova.

Williams, 31, will take over from Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka as the world's top player on Monday, returning to the top spot for the first time in over two years.

Chris Evert at 30 was the previous oldest world number one.

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