Serena Williams' near-perfect game

Updated: September 3, 2012, 6:06 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Any discussion of Serena Williams' chief assets usually begins with her serve -- by a wide consensus, the greatest in the history of the women's game -- and her astonishing power.

But on the inside, there is something more lethal: No one wants to win more badly than Williams.

You could see it Monday, when she was facing her only break point in a fourth-round match with Andrea Hlavackova. Serena, who usually speeds through her service games, bounced the ball more ...

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