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Olympic Rivals:
Serena Williams vs The Rest of the World

words: Muhamed Beganović And Florian Wörgötter
Photo (above): Christopher Griffith/trunkarchiv

Olympic rivals in Rio: This relentless tennis champion is on course for gold. For all the strengths of her rivals, Serena Williams reigns supreme 

How many sets did Serena Williams lose en route to Olympic gold in 2012? We’ll save you a search: not one.

Williams wins games in less time than it would have taken you to Google that. With such a winning track record, we’re sure to see her in the ladies’ singles tennis final in Rio.

The question on everybody’s lips is: who will she be playing? Not that it’ll make much difference, unless the WTA manages to find a secret weapon who combines all the strengths of her opponents. We won’t hold our breath. Long live Queen Serena. 

The Rivals in Rio: The Red Bulletin presents the duels that are about to set the Olympics aflame.

Trophies

69 Singles Titles
22 Doubles Titles
21 Grand Slams
6 US Opens
3 French Open
6 Australian Open
6 Wimbledons

And more… serenawilliams.com

Some of her Rivals and their Strengths

Simona Halep

Romania
Strength: natural talent

Simona Halep Tennis

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Karolína Plíšková  

Czech Republic
Strength: serve

Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova: International Premier Tennis League 2015

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Martina Hingis 

Switzerland
Strength: net play

Martina Hingis Tennis Switzerland

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Victoria Azarenka 

Belarus
Strength: groundstroke

Wimbledon Championships 2015, Day 8 Quarter-final: Serena Williams vs Victoria Azarenka 

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06 2016 The Red Bulletin

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