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Venus Williams ousted early

Updated: August 31, 2012, 3:16 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Venus Williams closed out her Grand Slam season Thursday night with a 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 second-round loss to sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber at the U.S. Open.

Williams, the 2000 and '01 champion at Flushing Meadows, finished with 60 unforced errors. The match lasted 2 hours, 45 minutes.

She finished the year with only two victories at the Grand Slam events -- one at the French Open and another at Flushing Meadows.

Last year, Williams departed the U.S. Open before ...

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