Williams returns in the final of the French Open tennis tournament against Lucie Safarova at Roland Garros. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
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Challengers to Serena Williams' throne have proved as fickle as a Paris spring and as the year's second Grand Slam starts the veteran American is again seemingly in a league of her own. The 34-year-old's charge to overhaul Margaret Court's record 24 Grand Slam singles titles may have stalled since she chalked up major No. 21 at last year's Wimbledon.With twice French Open champion Maria Sharapova suspended pending the findings of an anti-doping hearing after she tested positive for Meldonium in Australia this year, the list of players capable of toppling a fully firing Williams is short.The main obstacles between Williams and a 22nd singles major which would take her level with Steffi Graff in second place, appear to be Germany's Kerber and former world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka, although both have struggled for consistency.
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