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Serena Williams returns the ball during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic Tennis Tournament, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Serena Williams wins in her return

Serena Williams reacts after scoring a point during the second set of her match against Karolina Pliskova in the Bank of the West Classic, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams looked healthy and played sharp in her first tournament since defaulting during a doubles match with sister Venus at Wimbledon.

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WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve

In this July 1, 2013 file photo, Sabine Lisicki of Germany serves to Serena Williams of the United States in a Women's singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. The WTA says Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women's tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph), during her match against Ana Ivanovica at the Bank of West Classic in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The WTA says Sabine Lisicki has hit the fastest record serve in the history of the women’s tennis tour, reaching 131 mph (211 kph).

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Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed.

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Washington Kastles win World TeamTennis title

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Martina Hingis led Washington to its fourth straight World TeamTennis title and fifth in six years Sunday, beating Olga Govortsova 5-2 in singles in the Kastles’ 25-13 victory over the Springfield Lasers.

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