Serena wrestles way to more history
World No. 1 pulls off US Open championship after letting huge lead slip away
NEW YORK -- She was still a few weeks shy of her 18th birthday when, with a cascade of white beads in her hair, she announced herself to the world right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Serena Williams beat a 16-year-old Belgian named Kim Clijsters in the third round, then took down three Grand Slam champions -- Monica Seles, Lindsay Davenport and Martina Hingis -- on the way to her first major singles title.
That was, impossibly, 14 years ago.
The former champs have all been ...
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