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Serena Williams loses 1,000th tour-level match, Ash Barty wins at Italian Open – ABC News

Serena Williams’ 1,000th tour-level match ended in disappointment when the 23-time grand slam winner suffered a shock defeat, as Ash Barty won through at the Italian…



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Serena Williams, playing the 1,000th Tour-level match of her glittering career, suffered a shock 7-6 (6) 7-5 defeat by Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the Italian Open second round on Wednesday.
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  • Serena Williams suffered her 149th defeat in her 1,000th WTA tour-level match
  • Ash Barty beat Yaroslava Shvedova for her tour-leading 26th victory of the season
  • Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep both failed to progress at the Italian Open

Playing her first competitive match in nearly three months, the…

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