A “Lil Positivity”: Serena Williams Becomes Oldest Woman To Hold No. 1 Ranking At 31-Years-Old

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Serena Williams Becomes Oldest Woman To Hold No. 1 Ranking

Via The Grio reports:

An emotional Serena Williams returned to the top of women’s tennis, overcoming a series of potentially career-ending injuries since 2010 to become the oldest woman to hold the No. 1 ranking.

The 31-year-old Williams rallied from 4-1 down in the third to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open on Friday. She needed to reach the semifinals to replace Victoria Azarenka at No. 1 when the rankings come out next week.

Williams held up one finger after clinching the match with an ace and wiped away the tears as she addressed the cheering crowd.

“I never thought I would be here again,” Williams said. “Oh my gosh, I’ve been through so much. I never thought I would be here.”

Chris Evert held the top ranking in 1985 just shy of her 31st birthday.

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Winning never looked so good!

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