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Serena Williams Withdraws from Wimbledon Match Due to Virus

Serena Williams Withdraws from Wimbledon Match Due to Virus

Originally posted 07/01/2014 02:00PM

Serena Williams withdrew from her Wimbledon doubles match Tuesday after being too sick to continue.

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week | Venus Williams

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week

Originally posted 02/24/2014 08:00AM

Protesters in Kiev set the city ablaze, ice overtakes Lake Michigan and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week! | Venus Williams

The World in Pictures: See the 10 Best Photos of the Week!

Originally posted 02/24/2014 08:00AM

Protesters in Kiev set the city ablaze, ice overtakes Lake Michigan and more breathtaking images from around the globe

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Meet Venus Williams's New Boyfriend | Venus Williams

Venus Williams Is Dating Cuban Model Elio Pis

Originally posted 09/09/2012 10:00AM

Venus has a hot new man!

After dropping out of last year's U.S. Open and announcing she was suffering from Sjögren's Syndrome, a happy and healthy Venus Williams made a triumphant return to the New York Grand Slam tournament last week with her new boyfriend at her side. The tennis champ, 32, has been dating Cuban model Elio Alberto Pis, 24, for several months, PEOPLE has learned.

And it's been a love match on and off the court.

The couple were seen holding hands and sweetly kissing each other while walking through the corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. During all of her matches, Pis sat courtside with Williams's friends and family, cheering the two-time U.S. Open winner. Her return was cut short, though. Williams lost to Germany's Angelique Kerber in the second round on Aug. 30, and she was eliminated from the doubles competition with younger sister Serena on Sept. 3.

With Williams set to present her clothing line, EleVen, during New York Fashion Week, expect to see more of Pis. As he steps out with the tennis ace, here are five things to know about the guy that has won over her heart:

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Olympic Medal Roundup: Here's What You Missed This Weekend

Olympic Medal Roundup: Here's What You Missed This Weekend

Originally posted 08/06/2012 07:30AM

As the London 2012 Olympic Games press on, Saturday and Sunday's exciting events propelled British athletes to the forefront.

Although China leads with the most medals – 61, including 30 gold, 17 silver and 14 bronze – Team GB's victories helped boost the host country's morale with an outpouring of spirit and success during days 9 and 10 of the Games.

Team USA experienced highs and lows as well, as the medal count grew to 57 – 27 gold, 14 silver and 16 bronze – with Serena Williams taking home two gold medals and fan favorite McKayla Maroney's surprising finish in the women's vault final.

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Serena Williams: Venus's Health Is More Important Than Tennis | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Serena Williams: Venus's Health Is More Important Than Tennis

Originally posted 09/05/2011 03:00PM

After Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday and revealed she was suffering from the autoimmune disorder Sjögren's syndrome, younger sister Serena Williams says Venus's condition is improving and she's staying positive.

"She's doing better," Serena, 29, told PEOPLE Saturday night after defeating Belarus star Victoria Azarenka at the U.S. Open in New York. "It's a day at a time kind of a thing. Her spirits are good, however."

Some 4 million Americans suffer Sjögren's syndrome, which causes fatigue and joint pain and would affect the 31-year-old Venus's tennis future.

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Venus Williams Drops Out of U.S. Open Due to Illness | Venus Williams

Venus Williams Drops Out of U.S. Open Due to Illness

Originally posted 08/31/2011 06:15PM

Tennis star Venus Williams withdrew from the U.S. Open tennis championship Wednesday, citing a recent autoimmune disease diagnosis.

Williams, 31, said in a statement that she is suffering from Sjögren's Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain.

"I'm really disappointed to have to withdraw from this year's U.S. Open," she said in the statement, adding that her diagnosis is "an ongoing medical condition."

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Love Match! U.S. Open Stars & Their Dogs | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

U.S. Open Tennis Stars and Their Dogs: It's a Love Match!

Originally posted 08/30/2011 04:05PM

Serena and Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova, Andy Roddick, and Novak Djokovic all have something in common, and it isn't just tennis – they all love their dogs! The first-round matches at this year's U.S. Open are underway, and these pro athletes have the support of their beloved pups, some of whom are getting to be just as famous as their owners.

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The youngest Williams sister has two dogs, a Jack Russell terrier named Jackie and a Maltese named Lorelei. Serena has had Jackie since she was in high school and named her after Mariah Carey's Jack Russell Jack.

"I take my Jack Russell everywhere," Williams told PEOPLE. "I am so busy with tennis and my business interests, but I wanted to be at the game to support the team, and Jackie likes to be part of everything I do."

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Serena Williams Wanted Venus's Body – But Not Anymore | Serena Williams, Venus Williams

Serena Williams Wanted Venus's Body – But Not Anymore

Originally posted 07/05/2010 04:15PM

When it comes down to the numbers, Serena Williams has outdone older sister Venus.

But even with 27 grand slam titles, a No. 1 world ranking and a spot on women tennis' all-time greatest champions list, Serena says there's one thing Venus has that she always wanted – but never could get.

"I'm super-curvy. I have big boobs and this massive butt. [Venus is] tall and she's like a model and she fits everything," the younger Williams sister tells Harper's Bazaar.

"I was growing up, wanting to be her, wanting to look like her, and I was always fitting in her clothes, but then one day I couldn't," she recalls. "I was 23 when I realized that I wasn't Venus. She's totally different."

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