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Australian Open more than a game show

Moonlighting in the Hollywood scene often detracts from success in professional athletics. But Serena Williams understands exactly what her priorities are.

Originally Published: January 24, 2009
By Sandra Harwitt | Special to ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- One of the charming things about Serena Williams is she has made a career out of not just being a tennis player.

Some purists indict the 27-year-old Williams for not being singularly focused, for choosing to see herself as more than just a multimillionaire athlete. These critics feel Williams could've achieved far more in the game, a point she noted herself this week in saying she probably should've won at least a 10th Grand Slam trophy by now.

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