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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
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Topic - Chris Evert
Serena Williams pulled herself together, as she usually does when it matters the most. Facing her first test of the past two weeks, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for a fifth championship at Flushing Meadows and second in a row.
"I want to go out in my peak. That's my goal. But have I peaked yet?" Williams said. "I definitely want to continue my journey to get a few more."
Serena Williams spent most of the past week downplaying the prospect of returning to the top of the rankings. Then it happened and she couldn't hold back the tears.
The 15-time Grand Slam winner will replace top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in next week's rankings after coming from a set down to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.
Serena Williams can reclaim the No. 1 ranking at the Qatar Open, a spot the 15-time major champion has not held since October 2010.
Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport are taking a swing at acting as guest stars on "CSI." Some script revisions were in order, though, when the retired tennis champions shot their scenes.
No woman has come close to rivaling Serena Williams since she finished off her self-titled Serena Slam _ capturing four consecutive major championships _ by winning at Melbourne Park in 2003.
Retired tennis stars Chris Evert and Lindsay Davenport will guest star on an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" in January.
Given all of the setbacks Serena Williams shrugged aside over the years — on tennis courts and, more daunting, away from them — she probably shouldn't have been worried when she stood two points from losing the U.S. Open final.
Caroline Wozniacki's 20-match winning streak in New Haven ended Friday when the four-time defending champion retired from her semifinal match with Maria Kirilenko with a knee injury.
Technology and tennis fans' habits have evolved a bit since the 1970s. Now Chris Evert returns from working at a Grand Slam and people say to her, "Are there like two or three different networks doing it? Because I get confused." It won't be that way at Wimbledon any more, with ESPN now showing the entire two-week event.
Chris Evert's father used to find out she won Wimbledon when she called him long distance after the final.
Rafael Nadal — The King of Clay — overwhelmed the No.1-ranked Novak Djokovic for the 50 minutes and nine games they played Monday, wrapping up a 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 victory that allowed Nadal to earn French Open trophy No. 7, breaking a tie with Bjorn Borg.
Women's tennis pioneer Billie Jean King had the stadium court at the Family Circle Tennis Center named in her honor.
Martina Navratilova expects a compelling rivalry to develop between Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova.
"It was just like commentating. Like we do at Wimbledon, it's hurry up and wait," Evert said.
Evert said acting is relaxed compared to playing pro tennis.