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Ill Serena Williams comes back again at French Open to reach final

Ill Serena Williams comes back again at French Open to reach final

PARIS -- At changeovers in her French Open semifinal, an ill Serena Williams walked ever so slowly to the sideline, where even lowering herself to sit seemed difficult. With the temperature nearing 85 degrees, she pressed white towels filled with ice against her forehead and neck and guzzled water. Early on, her play was as poor as her health. She failed to chase balls she normally would. As telling as anything: On those occasions when she did win points, Williams mostly refrained from her familiar fist pumps and yells of "Come on!" Never can count her out, though, no matter the circumstances. Down a set and a break Thursday, and clearly not herself, Williams summoned the...

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