Why can't the women serve?
Editor's note: This is an updated version of a story originally published by ESPN.com on Aug. 26, 2009.
In the madness pervading the women's draw during the first week of the U.S. Open, there has been a common link: the serve. Or rather, the lack thereof.
Top seed Dinara Safina hit nine double faults during her third-round loss on Saturday night, bringing her total to a tournament-leading 35. That's the equivalent of almost nine games, continuing a recent pattern of trouble in ...
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2009 U.S. Open
Women's singles: Kim Clijsters, Belgium
Juan Martin del Potro, Argentina
Men's doubles: Lukas Dlouhy, Czech Republic and Leander Paes, India
Women's doubles: Serena and Venus Williams, United States
Mixed doubles: Carly Gullickson and Travis Parrott, United States
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