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Serena's tirade abruptly ends match

Updated: September 13, 2009, 12:08 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- After three damp days at the U.S. Open it finally cleared -- and then the National Tennis Center was visited by a searing bolt of lightning on Saturday night.

Serena Williams, serving to stay in her semifinal match against Kim Clijsters, departed in one of the most bizarre endings ever in a major match. Down 15-30 in the second set, she missed her first serve and then was called for a foot fault on the second -- even though replays did not show conclusively that her foot ...

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