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U.S. Open officials catch heat as Wozniacki, Serena Williams advance
U.S. Open officials catch heat as Wozniacki, Serena Williams advance

They held the women's semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Friday, and a medical controversy broke out. Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams won their way into Sunday's final with solid tennis — Williams with spectacular shotmaking in a one-hour, 6-1, 6-3 rout of Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. But at the end of the day, the chatter was more about rules, heat and cramping than it was about forehands, backhands and serves. That's because, in Wozniacki's victory, officially recorded as 7-6 (1), 4-3, her opponent, Peng Shuai of China, was struck with what looked like cramping and was called a severe case of heat illness by tournament officials. That...

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