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Halep (left) inflicted on Williams the heaviest defeat the American has suffered in 16 years. PhotoS: Getty Images
Simona Halep of Romania. Photo: Getty Images

Serena suffers a Halep-ing

October 23
Romanian serves Williams a love set en route to lopsided victory over world No 1
Ivanovic bests Bouchard to keep hopes alive

Ivanovic bests Bouchard to keep hopes alive

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 Embarrassed Williams suffers humbling defeat

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Puig wins WTA Rising Stars

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