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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Venus Williams of the United States of America celebrates winning a point in her quarterfinal match against Na Li of China during day ten of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 27, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
Byline: Shaun Sutner COLUMN: TENNIS As a fan, Aneeka Kalia has watched Serena and Venus Williams bash tennis balls at high velocity in the grandeur of Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S . Open in New York. Now Aneeka, a 17-year-old from Southboro and a standout on the tennis team at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester, is about to face those Williams-swat fuzzy yellow balls up close - really close. She is one of 20 ball boys and girls from Central Massachusetts recruited by the USTA to work the Fed Cup matches between the U.S. and Belarus on Saturday and Sunday at Worcester's DCU Center - a marquee team battle at the highest level of women's pro tennis. The Fed Cup, the women's equivalent of the men's Davis Cup, is contested by four-woman teams. This weekend's "tie" is the first round of World Group II. In today's parlance, they are "ball kids," even though most are teenagers. They are at the heart of every great pro tennis tourney, working in sync with players and officials to pull o...
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