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Hiccups don't derail Kim Clijsters' path

Updated: September 10, 2010, 8:16 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- She's 30 years old, almost ancient by the unflinching standards of professional tennis. Her long, lanky body doesn't recover the way it used to; she didn't play a match the two months between Wimbledon and this U.S. Open because her cranky knees wouldn't allow it.

So even with sister Serena and Justine Henin absent, Venus Williams wasn't the prohibitive favorite here. Defending champion Kim Clijsters, Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka were the fashionable ...

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