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Rivalry of Williams sisters still excites Evert

NEW YORK - Chris Evert, a six-time U.S Open champion and 18-time Grand Slam winner who's now an analyst for ESPN, gave Serena Williams the "slight edge" in Friday's third-round U.S. Open match between Serena and Venus Williams.

Evert based that on the progress Serena has recently made in her return from maternity leave and the fact that Venus had a knee injury that led her to withdraw from a pre-Open tournament in Cincinnati.

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