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Serena Williams defaults because of mysterious ailment
Serena Williams defaults because of mysterious ailment

Serena Williams and her sister Venus defaulted out of the women’s doubles here late Tuesday afternoon under strange circumstances. They were to play the team of Kristina Barrois of Germany and Stefanie Voegele of Switzerland, and they warmed up on Court One in preparation for that.  But before they went out to play, a doctor was called to Serena’s chair and a delay of about 10 minutes ensued. The younger Williams sister, who had lost as the top-seeded player in singles Saturday, appeared to be in tears for much of the time, during which medical personnel talked to her. They also appeared to give her a pill. Finally, the teams were told to play—the Williams...

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