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Lawsuit against Williams sisters ends in mistrial

Updated: December 13, 2005, 1:40 PM ET
Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a lawsuit by promoters who contended Venus and Serena Williams reneged on a deal to play men in a proposed "Battle of the Sexes" tennis event in 2001.

Judge Jeffrey A. Winicoff granted a request for a mistrial by John Romano, attorney for promoters Carol Clarke and Keith Rhodes, after almost three weeks of testimony. It was not immediately clear if the case would return to court.

F. Malcolm Cunningham, lawyer for ...

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