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Serena Williams withdrawal from next week's tournament in Rome pretty much guarantees that she will also skip the French Open. This suggests she might be planning a triumphant return at Wimbledon, the most resonant and closely-watched tournament of them all. Putting all her eggs in the Wimbledon basket with very little or no match play since the March hard court events where Williams bombed out meekly will be risky. But if anyone can pull it off it's Serena.

Peter Bodo, Tennis18d ago
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