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Serena Williams follows familiar pattern in U.S. Open victory

Serena Williams follows familiar pattern in U.S. Open victory

Serena Williams did her locomotive routine again in the second round of the U.S. Open here Wednesday, and eventually completed two-sevenths of her Grand Slam quest. The No. 1 Williams, as she often does, chug-chugged at the start, fell behind, 4-2 in the first set, to an opponent who had an infinitesimal chance of winning, and then shoveled on the coal in a 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory. Her victim was Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who had never beaten a top-10 player and entered the U.S. Open ranked No. 110. "Today, I just said one point at a time," Williams said. "When I get down, I tend to get really relaxed and I start to play better. "I've always made some...

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