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Serena Williams in a party dress

Always stylish, tennis superstar Serena Williams poses for photographers at the "VH1 Big in '04" event at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The date was December 1, 2004. That was one of only four years between 1999 and 2017 that Williams didn't win a major title, though she did reach the finals at Wimbledon, losing there to Maria Sharapova. Serena Williams was born in 1981, so she turned 23 the year this photo was taken.

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