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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand in her semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Serena and Sloane. Don't be too surprised if it evolves into a television series. The pair seem to be made for each other -- the mega star Grand Slam champion and the budding starlet who seems to have a game and a wisdom beyond her years. Both Serena Williams and Sloane Stephens won their first-round matches at the US Open as the heat of the day faded into evening, and both had a lot to say about each other. Serena finished the program with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over another American Coco Vandeweghe as the wind gusted across Arthur Ashe Stadium. A little earlier over on Louis Armstrong, Stephens had stepped up a notch in her burgeoning career by defeating Francesca Schiavone, the former French Open champion, 6-3, 6-4. Williams and Stephens met only a few months ago because Williams was assigned by the WTA as Stephens mentor -- a policy whereby established stars help young players acclimatize to the tour. It works to varying degrees depending on the individuals involved, but this seem...
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