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Serena Williams is only U.S. singles player still in the U.S. Open
Serena Williams is only U.S. singles player still in the U.S. Open

We may now have to think about Serena Williams as Custer, because she represents the last stand at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. That is, the last U.S. player standing. When the day began Saturday at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center, there were Williams and four others still in the running, as both the men's and women's singles played third-round matches. Williams took out one, Varvara Lepchenko, in a 1-hour 35-minute match on Ashe Stadium court that was hard fought and a testimonial to how tough the 33-year-old Williams still is. Top-seeded Serena got peppered with 24 winners from the left-handed Lepchenko, of Allentown, Pa., but had 11 fewer unforced errors and...

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