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Venus Williams rallies for win at Key Biscayne

Venus Williams rallies for win at Key Biscayne

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Associated Press

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Venus Williams' career comeback now includes a come-from-behind win.

Williams erased a match point and rallied Sunday to outlast Aleksandra Wozniak 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the third round of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Williams is playing in her first tournament since withdrawing from the U.S. Open last August after being diagnosed with a fatigue-causing autoimmune disease. The three-set victory was her second in less than 48 hours, and took nearly three hours.

Wozniak served for the match at 5-4 in the final set, but dumped a forehand in the net when she had a match point. The tiebreaker swung Williams' way when she smacked an overhead that clipped the net cord before landing softly for a winner and a 4-2 lead.

Her final shot was a 119-mph service winner.

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