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Serena Williams Match Used tennis racketWimbledon 2005, broken and signed on court.The fourth-seeded Williams defeated her childhood friend Haynes, 6-7 (12), 6-4, 6-2, in 2 hours 20 minutes in the first round at Wimbledon Court #2Here is an article about the match:Article from Los Angeles TimesBy LISA DILLMANJUNE 22, 2005 12 AMTIMES STAFF WRITERWIMBLEDON,England —  Fred Haynesreached back in time Tuesday, remembering leaving the tennis courts at nightafter a ...long day of practice with his kids -- grocery shopping beckoned -- and therewere others still out there practicing.That would have been Richard Williams and hisdaughters, Venus and Serena. Years later, Haynes’ daughter, Angela, walked offCourt 2 at Wimbledon shortly after 8 p.m. here, receiving a rousing ovation.Still out there was the victor, Serena Williams, deciding who would get hersmashed racket. The racket had been a target of her anger after a first-setloss.The fourth-seeded Williams defeated herchildhood friend Haynes, 6-7 (12), 6-4, 6-2, in 2 hours 20 minutes in the firstround at Wimbledon. The immediate effect was that Williams’ continued presencekept her quarter of the draw from falling into disarray. That area took anunexpected and significant hit when Eleni Daniilidou of Greece defeated FrenchOpen champion and No. 7-seeded Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium, 7-6 (8), 2-6,7-5.“I didn’t have the best preparation forcoming here,” said Henin-Hardenne, who double-faulted 11 times, the final onecoming on match point. “That was the worst draw I could get.... My injury got alot worse in the last two days too.”The loss ended Henin-Hardenne’s 24-matchwinning streak. But Henin-Hardenne, suffering from a hamstring injury, had notplayed a match on grass in about two years. It marked the first time in theOpen era of tennis that the women’s French Open champion had lost in the firstround of Wimbledon.For Williams, there was a broader theme. Hermatch against Haynes summoned childhood memories, those of practicing inLynwood and Compton. Haynes, 20, is three years younger than Serena.From Compton to Wimbledon, it has been anincredible ride for these two tennis families.“It’s an amazing story, it really is,”Williams said. “I mean, who would have thought that three people from Comptonare playing Wimbledon. It really is, if you think about it, amazing to be thatyoung. I just remember all those days we would be out there, and they would beout there as well, just training and training and training, still struggling,just trying to make it.”Haynes, ranked No. 104, came within two gamesof the biggest win of her career. She saved four set points in the first-settiebreaker, which lasted 26 points.“If I won, it could have changed my wholelife,” said Haynes, who lives in Irvine. “You know, she’s a champion. Man, Idon’t know what would have happened if I won that match.”Haynes came close against an often-erraticWilliams, who was playing for the first time since early May. She was down aservice break in the second set, and got it back in the eighth game when Williamsdouble-faulted on break point. But Haynes was broken at 4-4, feeling victimizedby an overrule on break point, causing the point to be replayed.Then Williams got the break on a net-cordwinner and held at 30 to push it to a third set.“I felt really rusty,” said Williams, who didnot play in the French Open because of an injured ankle. “I felt like I wasfeeling my way around ... just kind of getting back in the rhythm of things.”Fred Haynes said his daughter was thrilled todraw Williams: “She had such a glow like she won the lottery.”These days, Williams is a far cry from theplayer who twice won Wimbledon. Fred Haynes suggested that a big bank accounthas a way of changing a player’s approach, in terms of discipline.“You’re not going to run 15 miles when youhave $30 million in the bank,” he said.At the 2003 U.S. Open, Haynes made someremarks regarding Richard Williams, indicating a lack of support for the Haynesfamily. Apparently, the break between them has healed. Venus and Angela Haynespracticed together in Carson this year, and Fred said of Richard: “He’s kind ofheld my hand here. I’ve been like his apprentice.”Shipping from Argentina. Or from USA after September 9. Also, if someone is interested I can bring the racquet in hands at the Us Open 2019 on Sep 6 or 8. Thanks for looking and good luck to all the tennis fans. This is a real Tennis History piece!



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