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Venus Williams advances, Serena Williams falls at Family Circle Cup
Venus Williams advances, Serena Williams falls at Family Circle Cup

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Venus Williams advanced in the tournament where her top-ranked sister Serena could not, battling from behind at the Family Circle Cup to defeat Chanelle Scheepers, 7-5, 7-5, on Wednesday. It was another long day for the elder Williams, ranked No. 28 in the world, who needed 1 hour 50 minutes to finish the straight-set victory over the South African. Williams fell behind 3-1 in the first set and trailed 4-1 in the second. “She was playing so well, but the good thing is that when I get behind, I give even more effort and get even more focused. And I've been playing well from behind lately, which is something you really have to be able to do to win big...

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