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Just how dominant have the Williams sisters been so far? They have combined to spend a grand total of 8:36 on court — just 57 minutes more than Jelena Jankovic did in her four matches.

Also they have won 96 games and lost just 29. Other contenders Jankovic (38) and Safina (32) have lost that many by themselves.

I know this isn’t an original thought, but it’s such a shame that Venus and Serena have to play each other now. On the other hand, at least it gives everyone else a chance to get to the final.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 2:01 pm by Harold Gutmann. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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This is the time of year the tennis world descends upon New York. Jane McManus, Harold Gutmann and Josh Thomson will be sending dispatches from the courts and corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Come back for advice on tickets, parking and whether to go for the hot dog or the lobster roll.
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