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The crying game

The crying game

Originally Published: July 7, 2011
By Leslie Goldman

On June 21, after returning to Grand Slam tennis after a year off due to crippling health problems, Serena Williams won her first-round match at Wimbledon. How did she celebrate? She burst into tears.

"I usually don't cry," the four-time Wimbledon champ told reporters, "but it's just been so hard. I never dreamt I would be here right now. And then to win. I just wanted to win at least one match here."

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