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Vania King weathers the storm

Originally Published: May 26, 2011
By Sandra Harwitt

PARIS -- If you had asked Vania King in 2008 if she'd make the French Open third round in three years, she would've told you absolutely not. That's because back then, she was disillusioned and ready to quit playing.

"I think every player goes through a hard time, and I was at a point in my life where I didn't want to play for myself," said King, 22, after earning passage to the third round with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 win over Elena Baltacha on Thursday. "My dad was coaching me for a long ...

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