Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/3/12
After watching Serena Williams wipe Andrea Hlavackova off the Arthur Ashe Stadium court 6-0, 6-0 on Monday, I was reminded of an incident that took place many moons ago in the locker room at the Houston Astrodome. It was the night Muhammad Ali had made a terrible mess of poor Cleveland Williams, the latest in a long line of victims who found themselves boxing out of their class against the magical Ali in his prime. I was sitting in a corner writing up some notes after the rest of the press pack had disappeared when I suddenly realized the voice I was hearing from behind a line of hanging clothes was that of the man himself. I suppose I eavesdropped but it was impossible not to. Ali was talking to a friend, and the tone was very different from the boasting trash-talk that he used to publicize his fights. "I don't want to beat these guys up," he said. "I could have killed that guy. What kind of a job is that?" Serena doesn't feel quite the same way because she does not lay physic...
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