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Tennis' little-known Timea Bacsinszky tells important personal tale
Tennis' little-known Timea Bacsinszky tells important personal tale

Timea Bacsinszky is a tennis player who is virtually unknown outside of those women who go around the world with her on the WTA traveling road show. When your name ends in five consonants and your best major tournament advances are seven years apart — third round of 2008 U.S. Open and 2015 Australian — you aren't a household word, even in tennis households. Which brings us to Wednesday night, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden and a quarterfinal match of the BNP Paribas Open. It had taken Bacsinszky 15 straight victories to start getting noticed on a major level. Now, she had to beat Serena Williams to make that 16. That, of course, was too tall an order. She lost, 7-5,...

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