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Williams kept Roddick retirement hush-hush

Updated: September 2, 2012, 9:18 PM ET
By Jane McManus

FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Serena Williams can keep a secret. She knew for a year Andy Roddick was set to retire from tennis, but she didn't breathe a word of it to anyone. If a friend like Roddick wants to confide in her, she said, she will never betray him. Besides, she hoped he would feel physically better, that it was an impulse more than a decision.

"I was hoping he'd change his mind," she said. "I love that guy. I love Andy."

Williams has seen two stalwarts of her ...

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