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Venus' world (again) heading to Wimbledon

With Serena Williams and Lindsay Davenport out, Venus Williams is the only seeded American at Wimbledon. Mark Kreidler writes that more than a decade after turning pro, it's still Venus' world.

Updated: June 22, 2006, 11:34 AM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Oh, sure, it's just like we figured it: In the end, we're crawling right back to Venus.

They're dropping as if from heatstroke, the American hopes at Wimbledon. First, Venus Williams' sister Serena said she couldn't make it because her injured knee won't cooperate. This week came official confirmation of the long-running unofficial fear: Lindsay Davenport, a three-time Wimby finalist and former champion who hasn't played since March because of a back injury, won't be putting in a grass-court ...

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