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Don't doubt Serena Williams' comeback

Her return to dominance has nothing to do with the state of the women's tour

Originally Published: August 19, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

The question was bouncing around even before Serena Williams won two straight tournaments and arrived at the Western & Southern Open in suburban Cincinnati this week looking as if she is perfectly timing her comeback to crescendo at the upcoming U.S. Open. In fact, the question was put to her directly a month ago, when she first came back from a 49-week layoff caused by serious illness and injuries and advanced to the fourth round at Wimbledon. And after she lost to Marion Bartoli there, Williams ...

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