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Serena Williams makes US Open final

Updated: September 6, 2013, 10:42 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her US Open semifinal.

Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through.

All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable Friday. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 mph service winner, then let out two shouts, a mixture of relief and rejoicing after a 6-0, 6-3 victory over fifth-seeded Li Na of China that put ...

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