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Column: What a letdown! Serena loses shot at Grand Slam

No one saw this coming. Not with Serena Williams so close to tennis' grandest of feats, to one of the greatest achievements in any sport, on her home court at the U.S. Open no less. Not even Roberta Vinci, the unheralded Italian on the other side of the net. Asked if she thought she had any chance of pulling off the momentous upset, one that deserves to be ranked right up there with Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson and the U.S. beating the Soviets in the Miracle on Ice, Vinci replied with admirable honesty. "No," she said, shaking her head. "When I wake up, I say, 'OK, I am in the semifinals today. Try to enjoy it. Don't think about Serena.' I...