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Serena defers engagement joy to focus on Melbourne effort

WASHINGTON: Serena Williams drive to reach the overall record for grand slam titles was never more evident at Melbourne Park on Saturday when she revealed that her engagement to fiancee Alexis Ohanian was being forced to take a back seat. The world number two announced her commitment to the social media entrepreneur shortly before the New Year and while it was "great", she was pushing it to the back of her mind, at least until after Melbourne Park. "I've said from the beginning, I just didn't want to think about it…