Serena shows a different side

Updated: July 1, 2010, 2:26 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- Everything about Serena Williams' game is big: her forehand, her backhand -- and, especially, the searing serve.

But on the rare occasions when her powerful, slashing strokes are matched, she has a fail-safe device that sustains her through periods of vulnerability. It's something she rarely gets credit for, but is an essential part of what makes her the greatest women's champion of her generation.

It's called defense.


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