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Serena Williams edges Simona Halep in three sets at Miami Open

MIAMI South Florida's Romanian community did all it could to will third-seeded Simona Halep to the Miami Open final, chanting "Si-Mo-Na!" from the rafters of Stadium Court during the women's semifinal Thursday night. They helped get her to the third set they so craved. But when it mattered most, in the deciding last games, top-ranked American Serena Williams was too strong and prevailed 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 to advance to Saturday's final. Williams will be going for her eighth title in Key Biscayne, and her third in a row. "I barely was able to regroup, was frustrated, really happy to get through that," Williams said. "I never gave up. Wow, I'm in the...