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Serena digs deep in Wimby semifinal

Updated: July 2, 2009, 6:01 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | Special to ESPN.com

WIMBLEDON, England -- There was little to separate Serena Williams and Elena Dementieva heading into their Wimbledon semifinal Thursday.

Neither had dropped a set so far in the fortnight, and the two had spent the same average time on court.

The chasm separating their careers, however, is huge. Williams owns 10 Grand Slam titles, making her one of the all-time greats, while Dementieva, a resilient grafter, lost her only two Grand Slam finals five years ago. An Olympic gold ...

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