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At a glance: United States of America

Goodwill Ambassador Serena Williams wins U.S. Open championship

By Rebecca Obstler

New York, United States of America, 10 September 2012 – Tennis superstar and International Goodwill Ambassador Serena Williams has captured her fourth United States Open championship and fifteenth Grand Slam title. In the final match, held 9 September in New York, Ms. Williams rallied from behind in the third set to overpower top-seeded Victoria Azarenka.

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On 20 September 2011, tennis champion and newly appointed UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Serena Williams visits UNICEF House in New York, United States of America.

Ms. Williams joined UNICEF’s roster of international Goodwill Ambassadors in September 2011. In this role, she has channelled her popularity and personal interest in children’s issues to support UNICEF’s mission to provide a quality education for the most vulnerable children in the Schools for Africa and Schools for Asia initiatives. Both initiatives aim to provide access to quality basic education to millions of children with a special focus on the most marginalized, including girls, orphans, children from disadvantaged ethnic groups and children living in remote areas and/or in extreme poverty.

The UNICEF family extends its warm congratulations to Ms. Williams on her historic victory.



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