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Williams ranking moves up significantly

How has Serena Williams made it this far? Luke Jensen has the answers to five burning questions.

Updated: January 25, 2007, 2:15 PM ET

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Serena Williams has climbed 77 places in the rankings in just two tournaments this year, and guaranteed herself a spot in the top 20 by reaching the final of the Australian Open. She'll go to No. 14 if she wins Saturday.

Williams plummeted to 140th, her worst ranking in almost a decade, in 2006 during an injury-plagued season in which she played just four tournaments, before climbing back to end the year at 95th.

Three weeks ago, Williams lost in the quarterfinals ...

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