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July 14, 2003
Backhand Compliment Venus Williams earns high stretch marks for this effort during her semifinal match at Wimbledon against Kim Clijsters. Williams won the match despite a painful abdominal strain but lost in the finals to her sister Serena (page 46).
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July 14, 2003

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Backhand Compliment
Venus Williams earns high stretch marks for this effort during her semifinal match at Wimbledon against Kim Clijsters. Williams won the match despite a painful abdominal strain but lost in the finals to her sister Serena (page 46).

Over-the-Hill Gang
The peloton experiences a little elevation change between Montgeron and Meaux during stage I of the Tour de France on Sunday. There was a nasty pileup near the end of this leg involving 35 riders, including defending champion Lance Armstrong, who was not seriously injured and used a teammate's bike to finish the race.

Whoabegone
Matt Piche of Detroit Lakes, Mich., and his horse take a turn for the worse during the bareback riding competition at the National Professional Rodeo Association Championship in Sauk Rapids, Minn., on Sunday.

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