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A sound showing for Serena Williams

Updated: August 3, 2014, 9:46 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

Back in her home state of California this week, the Bank of the West Classic served as the equivalent of a favorite blanket, a home-cooked meal, contentment for Serena Williams, who responded with a winning smile tennis fans haven't seen in a while.

It is premature to say whether Williams' 7-6(1), 6-3 victory over Angelique Kerber on Sunday for her tour-leading fourth singles title of the year signals a 2014 turning point. And a WTA tour event, even with victories over the eighth-ranked ...

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