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After going nearly a year without playing in a Grand Slam tournament, Serena Williams has signalled that she's finally ready to give it her all, defeating the unseeded Aravane Rezaï 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round at Wimbledon. Williams may not have won the title yet, but the victory is an excellent first step towards reestablishing her tennis prowess after a series of serious health problems.

What started as a pair of operations to repair a torn tendon in her right foot led to blood cuts in both of her lungs and a hematoma. Despite genuine fears from the star herself that she wouldn't survive, Serena has not only rebounded, but is back to playing tennis again just as powerful and dominant as ever.

Source: NY Times, Wimbledon Player Statistics

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