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Serena Williams and Drake rekindle romance

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Could Serena Williams have found her perfect match? The tennis champion appears to have rekindled her romance with Canadian rapper Drake after they were spotted kissing at a Cincinnati restaurant on Sunday night.

The high profile pair were joined by a group of friends for dinner at Sotto Italian restaurant to celebrate Serena's victory at the Women's Tennis Association tournament. They made no secret of their affection for one another and shared a kiss while fellow diners looked on.

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Drake and Serena Williams are rumoured to be dating

Romance rumours have surrounded the couple for months after Drake has been spotted supporting the tennis champion throughout several tournaments including Wimbledon in June and her most recent Women's Tennis Association win.

The rumoured couple were first linked in 2011 and are said to be keen to play down their rekindled romance, with Serena previously telling USA Today that Drake was "just like family".

However a source told The Sun in July that it's "obvious" they are together.

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Drake congratulated Serena on her Wimbledon victory in July

"Publicly she says they're just friends but Drake has been by Serena's side throughout the tournament," the source said. "And when they've been away from the public and relaxed, it's pretty obvious they're together. Even Serena's team have been talking about it in the clubhouse to a few people they trust."

Despite being keen to keep their relationship low-key, Drake showed his support to Serena by publicly congratulating her on her sixth Wimbledon win in July with an Instagram post that read: "Showtime Champ. A big plate for all that food you ate at Wimbledon!"

The Started from the Bottom hit-maker also shared a picture of Serena and her sister Venus on court writing: "A story that will never be duplicated."

Both Serena and Drake are no stranger to high-profile relationships; Serena has previously been linked to rapper Common and tennis player Grigor Dimitriov, while Drake was formerly linked to Rihanna.