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Knee pain negates her promise to play

Originally Published: August 11, 2004
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Just a few hours before she was supposed to board the U.S. Olympic tennis team's flight to Athens, Serena Williams sent word via e-mail that she wouldn't be going to the Summer Games because of a bad left knee.

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With Jennifer Capriati staying Stateside, too, the Americans' medal hopes suddenly went from strong to suspect.

"I've never been this disappointed in my career," Williams told The Associated Press by telephone from Florida on Wednesday night. ...

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