Serena uses perfect tiebreaker to avoid loss in NYC

WorldNews Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Serena uses perfect tiebreaker to avoid loss in NYCNEW YORK — Her yells of “Come on!” filling a stadium devoid of spectators, Serena Williams was pushed to the brink of a stunning loss in her longest match since 2012 before pulling away with a perfect tiebreaker and edging Arantxa Rus 7-6 (6), 3-6, 7-6 (0) Monday at the Western & Southern Open. “I had a crowd in my head or something,” Williams said with a laugh. “For me, it was like there was a crowd there.” Rus is a Dutch qualifier ranked No. 72 whose flat, left-handed strokes from the baseline gave Williams some trouble. Williams dropped four games in a row...

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