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Did the Belgians get it right?

Updated: September 23, 2009, 8:27 AM ET
By Stephen Tignor, TENNIS.com

This is getting confusing. We've just spent two years hearing that Venus and Serena Williams did it the right way all along. They took time off, developed off-court interests and played only when they were healthy. The result was that even as two other Grand Slam champions, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin, burned out and quit the game in their mid-20s, Venus and Serena continued to pad their major-title totals after more than a decade on the road.

That piece of now-conventional wisdom may ...

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