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Serena Williams earns her third straight WTA Finals title
Serena Williams earns her third straight WTA Finals title

Serena Williams won her third-successive WTA Finals title and fifth overall by beating Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 on Sunday, avenging an embarrassing group-stage loss to the Romanian player. Halep easily beat Williams just four days earlier during the group stage of the tournament, but the American turned that around with an aggressive game plan. Williams won 11 of the last 12 games in the match to join Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf as the only players to have won five titles in the season-ending championships. The 33-year-old pulled out of her previous two tournaments with illness and a knee injury, yet still claimed the $2 million first prize, claimed the Billie-Jean King Trophy and...

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