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In a Paragraph 🟪  The middle sentences in a paragraph support the topic sentence with facts, examples, explanations, and so on.

In an Essay 🟪  The middle paragraphs in an essay support the focus statement with different types of details. The number of middle paragraphs depends on the number of main ideas you have to support the focus.

  Serena started her professional career in 1995. In seven years, she rose to Number 1, winning the French Open, the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open—defeating her older sister, Venus. Her career Grand Slam came to be known as the “Serena Slam.”

  Injuries in the next few years slowed Serena down. She lost some of her powerful form, and people started wondering if she was fading. Serena fought back from injuries and regained her form.

  By 2012 at Wimbledon, she dominated again. She went on to achieve a second “Serena Slam.” She has won four Olympic gold medals, three of them with her older sister. She ruled tennis for most of 20 years.

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