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ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS JAN. 14-15 - FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams, of the United States, reaches for a return against Daria Gavrilova, of Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Serena Williams left Australia last year as a beaten finalist, missing her chance to equal Steffi Graf's record for most Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era. Williams matched Graf's 22 by winning Wimbledon, and the six-time Australian Open champion returns to Melbourne Park aiming to secure the modern mark outright. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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United States' Serena Williams rests on her racket in frustration during her second round loss to compatriot Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Tournament top seed Williams went down 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to the 72nd-ranked Brengle. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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United States' Serena Williams makes a forehand return during her second round loss to compatriot Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Tournament top seed Williams went down 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to the 72nd-ranked Brengle. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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United States' Serena Williams waves as she leaves the court following her second round loss to compatriot Madison Brengle at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. Tournament top seed Williams went down 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-4 to the 72nd-ranked Brengle. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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United States' Serena Williams serves during her first round match against Pauline Parmentier of France at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017. Williams won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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United States' Serena Williams serves during her first round match against Pauline Parmentier of France at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Williams won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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United States' Serena Williams hits a forehand during her first round match against Pauline Parmentier of France at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017. Williams won in straight sets 6-3, 6-4. (Jason Oxenham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

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In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 photo, United States' Serena Williams warms up ahead of a practice session at the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. Williams has announced her engagement to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. The tennis great posted a poem on the social news website that she accepted his proposal. (Dean Purcell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)

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In this Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Williams says she “won’t be silent” about the killing of black men by police officers. Williams wrote on Facebook on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, that she was inspired to speak out after asking her black 18-year-old nephew to drive her to a meeting. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates after defeating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.(AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)

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Serena Williams of the United States eyes the ball as she returns to Daria Kasatkina of Russia during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Serena Williams of the United States holds up the trophy after winning the women's singles final against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 11, 2015. Williams won 6-4, 6-4. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain, during the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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Serena Williams of the United States talks during a press conference after defeating Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the final of the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, July 11, 2015. (Javier Garcia/Pool Photo via AP) ** FILE **

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Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Garbine Muguruza of Spain during the women's singles final at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday July 11, 2015. (Sean Dempsey/Pool Photo via AP)

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Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia, during the women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Serena Williams of the United States returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning a point againstVictoria Azarenka of Belarus during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Serena Williams of the United States celebrates a point during the women's singles first round match against Margarita Gasparyan of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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Serena Williams [Tennis Champion] Serena Williams was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness and continues to adhere to that faith today. Christian Post.com quoted Williams after her 2012 Wimbledon win with, "I want to thank Jehovah for letting me get this far. I almost didn't make it a few years ago, but now I'm here again and it's so worth it."