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Second fiddle, but never second-best

Playing second fiddle in the Grandstand

Originally Published: September 11, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

NEW YORK -- It's hard to believe, in a place called the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, that women still play second fiddle. But there they were on Saturday night, Australia's Samantha Stosur and Angelique Kerber of Germany, playing a semifinal match at the U.S. Open on the small Grandstand court instead of Arthur Ashe Stadium where they belonged.

A few steps away, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray were battling it out before a capacity crowd of 22,000-plus in their semifinal on Ashe. ...

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