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From Russia, with about six hours to spare

From Russia, with hours to spare

Originally Published: August 30, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

NEW YORK -- Russian Vesna Dolonts didn't last long in the U.S. Open, losing to Venus Williams, 6-4, 6-3, on center court Monday night. But sometimes life is all about the journey, and few experienced as tough a trip to Flushing Meadows as Dolonts. Or as rewarding.

Dolonts, ranked No. 91, was playing in only her second U.S. Open, having lost in the first round in 2009, and had been thrilled with the draw at the U.S. Open when she found out she was playing Williams on the tourney's ...

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