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Stosur plays match of her life to win first major

'One of the best days of my career'

Originally Published: September 11, 2011
By Viv Bernstein

NEW YORK -- So she's human, after all.

Serena Williams had fooled everyone into thinking otherwise this summer, when she won two tournaments and arrived at the U.S. Open as the overwhelming favorite to capture her 14th Grand Slam singles title. It was to be a story for the ages, how Williams missed a year after surgery on a cut foot and an emergency operation to remove blood clots from her lungs. How she faced her own mortality and how Williams defeated that enemy, too.

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