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Young U.S. women closing the gap

Updated: July 3, 2013, 11:12 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

LONDON -- They are all at once the next great American hopes in women's tennis, yet as seemingly distant to No. 1 Serena Williams as Bing is to Google.

Sloane Stephens. Madison Keys. Alison Riske. All three played third-round matches Saturday at Wimbledon. Only Stephens survived. And yet, with each Grand Slam tournament, there is a narrowing of the gap, a real feeling that it isn't just a convenient headline but significant progress being made.

"I think it's ...

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