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A plus-sized heart

Almost an afterthought from the start, Serena Williams wasn't supposed to be much of a threat at the Australian Open. Bonnie DeSimone writes how, in spite of the so-called pundits, Williams proved she was more than fit enough to win her eighth career Grand Slam.

Updated: January 30, 2007, 8:42 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

The deeper Serena Williams drilled into the Australian Open draw, the more one particular rock 'n' roll lyric seemed to apply.

Go out yonder, peace in the valley Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

It's unlikely that Williams' musical tastes stretch back to that rollicking number by Robbie Robertson and the group simply known as The Band. It's pretty certain she'd appreciate the sentiments, though.

Williams showed up in ...

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