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In the new era, teenage dreams deferred

Grand Slam champs getting older and wiser

Originally Published: September 8, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

NEW YORK -- Madison Keys, one of the young hopefuls in American women's tennis, made her U.S. Open debut this year and drew raves by reaching the second round. But by the time the business end of this tournament was underway, Keys was long gone from the main draw and into the junior tournament.

At 16, in her first Grand Slam draw, nobody thought she had a chance to challenge for the title. Including Keys.

"I just think that there's so much nerves, it's just a new experience ...

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