Serena Williams speaks to CNN on the red carpet of the 2011 Essence Black Women of Hollywood Awards.
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17th grand slam title for the 31 year old American
Serena Williams retained her U.S. Open title with a hard-fought 7-5 6-7 6-1 victory over Victoria Azarenka in an gripping final at Flushing Meadows Sunday.
Tennis ace Serena Williams clarified Wednesday the controversial comments she made in a magazine article about the victim's role in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that garnered national headlines earlier this year.