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Tennis: Serena and Jankovic have another spat

World number one Serena Williams' comeback trail endured further feisty moments with Jelena Jankovic, the former world number one from Serbia, On Thursday before she reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Open. The two have exchanged testy words on several occasions, the last time in October when Jankovic appeared to question Serena's sportsmanship at the WTA Championships in Istanbul. Now, near the end of Serena's impressive 6-2, 6-2 win, a dispute blew up over the speed at which the rallies were conducted, an issue which has been a contention between them several times.

Tennis: Serena and Jankovic have another spat

World number one Serena Williams' comeback trail endured further feisty moments with Jelena Jankovic, the former world number one from Serbia, On Thursday before she reached the semi-finals of the Dubai Open. The two have exchanged testy words on several occasions, the last time in October when Jankovic appeared to question Serena's sportsmanship at the WTA Championships in Istanbul. Now, near the end of Serena's impressive 6-2, 6-2 win, a dispute blew up over the speed at which the rallies were conducted, an issue which has been a contention between them several times.

Tennis:Serena Williams comes through first test since return

Women's world number one Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Dubai Open on Tuesday in her first match back since injuring her back at the Australian Open beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (10/8), 6-0. The 32-year-ols American had a decent tussle in the first set having to save two set points against the world number 24 from Russia before settling into her groove to romp through the second set.

Tennis:Serena Williams comes through first test since return

Women's world number one Serena Williams eased into the third round of the WTA Dubai Open on Tuesday in her first match back since injuring her back at the Australian Open beating Ekaterina Makarova 7-6 (10/8), 6-0. The 32-year-ols American had a decent tussle in the first set having to save two set points against the world number 24 from Russia before settling into her groove to romp through the second set.

Tennis: Age not a problem, says Serena Williams

Serena Williams, who has been unable to play for a month since hurting her back at the Australian Open, denied on Monday that age is catching up with her. The 32-year-old world number one is making an earlier than expected comeback from the injury at the Dubai Open here this week, stating she is "taking a wild card to see how her body is doing."

Tennis: Age not a problem, says Serena Williams

Serena Williams, who has been unable to play for a month since hurting her back at the Australian Open, denied on Monday that age is catching up with her. The 32-year-old world number one is making an earlier than expected comeback from the injury at the Dubai Open here this week, stating she is "taking a wild card to see how her body is doing."

Tennis: Age not a problem, says Serena Williams

Serena Williams, who has been unable to play for a month since hurting her back at the Australian Open, denied on Monday that age is catching up with her. The 32-year-old world number one is making an earlier than expected comeback from the injury at the Dubai Open here this week, stating she is "taking a wild card to see how her body is doing."

Tennis: Serena aims to dispel anxieties in Dubai

Serena Williams' bid to extend her phenomenal career into her 33rd year will take a tentative but crucial step forward when she unexpectedly lines up at the head of the field for the Dubai Open which starts on Monday. Tennis' iconic female had planned to give the popular and lucrative tournament a miss until a back injury at last month's Australian Open altered the shape of her year. She needs to prove that it won't alter the shape of her career either.

Tennis: Top-ranked Serena says no to Indian Wells again

World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from next month's WTA tournament at Indian Wells, an event which she entered last month after boycotting it since 2001. The move came only a few hours after the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion withdrew from next week's $2.4 million WTA event in Doha, Qatar, due to a back injury she suffered at the Australian Open. Williams, however, did not cite her injury as a reason for deciding against playing at Indian Wells in March.

Tennis: Top-ranked Serena says no to Indian Wells again

World number one Serena Williams has withdrawn from next month's WTA tournament at Indian Wells, an event which she entered last month after boycotting it since 2001. The move came only a few hours after the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion withdrew from next week's $2.4 million WTA event in Doha, Qatar, due to a back injury she suffered at the Australian Open. Williams, however, did not cite her injury as a reason for deciding against playing at Indian Wells in March.
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