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Back On Top: Serena becomes oldest No. 1 at 31

Updated: February 16, 2013, 3:44 AM ET
Associated Press

DOHA, Qatar -- Serena Williams spent most of the past week downplaying the prospect of returning to the top of the rankings. Then it happened and she couldn't hold back the tears.

The 15-time Grand Slam winner will replace top-ranked Victoria Azarenka in next week's rankings after coming from a set down to beat former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Qatar Open.

It marks the end of an emotional two-and-half year journey for Williams ...

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