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King focused following decision to turn pro

American Vania King's decision to turn pro became clear following a loss at Wimbledon. Bonnie DeSimone explains.

Updated: August 30, 2006, 11:00 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- There was no drumroll on the day Vania King made the most momentous choice of her life, no trumpet blasts, not even a press conference. The only sound accompanying her decision to turn professional on July 5 was the whisper of a page turning on the calendar.

The occasion might have passed unnoticed, but the quietly confident King might not fly under the radar too much longer.

King's rocket ride from No. 721 at this time last year to a career-high No. 70 in the WTA rankings ...

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