What sets Serena Williams apart?

Originally Published: August 31, 2011
By Kamakshi Tandon | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Only Serena.

Who else could be off for a year, start dominating the WTA Tour within a few weeks and come into the U.S. Open as the heavy favorite?

Sure, Kim Clijsters won the U.S. Open in only her third tournament back from retirement, but that was a surprise to everyone -- including Clijsters herself. And unlike Clijsters, who had trained hard for months and came back fully fit, Williams returned in June having practiced for only a few weeks after her latest health scare. ...

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