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Serena still great after all these years

Updated: September 10, 2012, 5:59 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Thirteen years ago, a 17-year-old from California blasted her way through this U.S. Open and beat fellow teenager Martina Hingis in straight sets.

She had fiery red fingernails, gold hoop earrings and a wild tangle of white and pink beads in her hair. Serena Williams became the fourth youngest champion here in the Open era.

On Sunday evening, just a few weeks before her 31st birthday, Williams became the U.S. Open champion again. She rallied to beat No. 1 seed ...

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