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Serena Williams a phenomenon

Updated: October 28, 2012, 5:38 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The trajectory of an athlete's career is usually predictable. There is a beginning, a middle, an end. Those who trace a high-arcing parabola can call themselves dominant.

In tennis, among the most physically demanding of sports, that peak of powers typically lasts only a few years. In extraordinary cases, as with Roger Federer, it can be a sweet spot of six or seven years.

How, then, do you explain the phenomenon that is Serena Williams?

In 2002, Serena produced her ...

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