Serena Williams‘ quest for glory was derailed Friday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open when she lost to 43rd-ranked Roberta Vinci of Italy in three sets

Despite the loss, which dulls the women’s U.S. Open final this weekend, the match was appropriately thrilling: An iconic all-time great, fighting tooth and nail against a humble, likable underdog

Williams was aiming to become the fifth player in tennis history to complete a calendar Grand Slam by winning all four of her sport’s biggest events in a single year. Now that can’t happen — at least, not in 2015 Read more…

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