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Williams sisters' aura has dimmed

Updated: May 29, 2012, 8:33 PM ET
By Joanne C. Gerstner

PARIS -- Venus and Serena Williams were once the two most feared tennis players on the planet. They possessed power, confidence and aggressiveness that no player could match.

But those days seem to be over, as Venus deals with the daily struggle of playing with Sjogren's syndrome and Serena with one of the most stunning first-round losses in Grand Slam history.

Serena Williams, the No. 5 seed at the French Open, lost 6-4, 6-7 (5), 3-6 to No. 111 Virginie Razzano of France ...

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