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Serena Williams celebrates after winning a point against Heather Watson on Friday during their singles match at the All England Lawn Championships in Wimbledon, London.
Venus vs. Serena

LONDON — Twice, Serena Williams stood merely two points from a loss at Wimbledon against a British opponent buoyed by a roaring, flag-waving Centre Court crowd.

Twice, Williams was oh-so-close to the end of her bid for a fourth consecutive major title — and for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam.

And twice, pushed to the precipice, Williams regrouped, resisted and wound up winning, as she so often does.

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