|What makes Serena Williams so special?|
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Coming straight out of tough LA suburb Compton, Serena Williams is the undisputed star of the women's game.
Born with a naturally powerful body, she serves at a devastating 120mph.
Yet she combines this power with the control, poise and balance of a gymnast.
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She won all four Grand Slam tennis tournaments within a calendar year - the 'Serena Slam'.
She's achieved success off the court as well appearing in fashion shoots, TV shows and music videos.
And she's only 22-years old.
A knee injury kept Serena out of the game for eight months, but now she's back and looking as dominant as ever.