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Bethanie Mattek-Sands

Serena Williams' comeback extends Grand Slam try at US Open

Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a cross-court forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline. She leaned forward, yelled and shook both fists, victory nearly hers. Yes, Williams knows as well as anyone that you can't count her out, no matter the deficit, no matter how the pressure might be mounting as she closes in on completing tennis' first true Grand Slam in 27 years. Eight times this season at major tournaments, Williams has dropped the opening set. Eight times, she has won. The latest comeback came in the third round of the U.S....