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Tearful Serena becomes oldest world number one

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Serena Williams was in tears on Friday after snatching an historic victory at the Qatar Open which ensured that she would become the oldest woman to hold the WTA Tour's world number one ranking. 

Serena Williams of the US celebrates after beating Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova during their WTA Qatar Open tennis quarter-final match on February 15, 2013 in the Qatari capital Doha. Williams on Friday became the oldest woman to claim the world number one ranking when she reached the Qatar Open semi-finals with a 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Kvitova.

The 31-year-old American's 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory over Petra Kvitova in the quarter-finals put her back on top of the world after an interval of two and a half years during which she sometimes thought she might never play again.

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