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For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open
For Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, happiness is just being here, at U.S. Open

The glamour match, Maria Sharapova and Caroline Wozniacki, took center court Sunday, each player seeking to further her fame, fortune and happiness. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni, match and tournament over, had already found hers. Happiness, that is. Certainly not fortune and clearly the wrong kind of fame. Lucic-Baroni had just lost her singles match in the fourth round of the U.S. Open, losing the last set at love in a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 defeat. That should make for teary times, anguish at missed opportunities. She had made 69 unforced errors and still kept flailing away in the swirling wind, while her opponent, Sara Errani of Italy, adjusted, kept the ball in play and waited for Lucic-Baroni to...

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