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Playing Even Better Than Number One

Mar 30 3:37am Heavy Topspin
Last night in Miami, Venus Williams beat newly re-minted WTA No. 1 Angelique Kerber. Venus, of course, has plenty of experience clashing with the very best in women’s tennis, with 15 Grand Slam finals and three spells at the No. 1 ranking herself. Last night’s quarterfinal was Venus’s 36th match against a WTA No. 1  and her … Continue reading Playing Even Better Than Number One...
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Wednesdays Set Points, WTA Miami Day 9: Venus Williams vs. Jo Konta in the semi-finals

Mar 30 3:03am Moo's Tennis Blog
The first quarter-final of the day was a cracker on paper and it delivered in parts. From a set down and within two points of losing the match, Johanna Konta rallied to defeat Simona Halep, 3-6 7-6(7) 6-2 in two hours and 30 minutes. The win had looked far off for Konta in the first…...
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Miami Open: Johanna Konta to face Venus Williams in semi-finals

Mar 30 1:46am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta defeats Simona Halep to set up a Miami Open semi-final against Venus Williams.
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Miami SF preview and prediction: Nadal vs. Fognini

Mar 30 12:08am The Grandstand
Rafael Nadal and Fabio Fognini will be squaring off for the 11th time in their careers when they battle for a spot in the Miami Open final on Friday. Nadal is leading the head-to-head series 7-3, including 3-1 on hard courts. [...] The post Miami SF preview and prediction: Nadal vs. Fognini appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Venus Williams Beats No. 1 Angelique Kerber at Miami Open

Mar 29 11:51pm NYT > Tennis
Williams, the 11th seed, beat Kerber, 7-5, 6-3, to reach the semifinals of the tournament for the first time in seven years.
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Nadal, Nemesis Fognini Set Up Miami Open Semifinal

Mar 29 11:02pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I'm feeling really good on court and other times, so this is the best thing that I can have this week, Fognini said.
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Australia lines up for third consecutive INAS world tennis title

Mar 29 10:30pm Tennis Australia
The world tennis championships for athletes with an intellectual disability are taking place from April 9-14, 2017 in…...
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World No. 1 Kerber, Halep Upset Wednesday at Miami Open

Mar 29 10:06pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I was so close to winning, I was two points away in the tiebreak, but she played very strong and deserved to win today, Halep said. But my confidence is there, the game is there -- I just need to play matches. ...
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Australia through to the quarterfinals

Mar 29 9:56pm Tennis Australia
Australia finished second in their group to progress to the quarterfinals of the girls’ World Junior Tennis Asia…...
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AUSSIE RESULTS DAILY UPDATE, 30 MARCH 2017

Mar 29 7:40pm Tennis Australia
All the latest Aussie results from home and abroad.
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Finding your Solemate! Womens Tennis Shoe Guide

Mar 29 5:55pm TENNIS EXPRESS
Finding your Solemate Just got Easier! When you step onto the court, your shoes are the first thing that people notice. What you wear on your feet says a lot about you: It can give a hint to your play...
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Miami Open: Johanna Konta beats Simona Halep to reach semi-finals

Mar 29 3:58pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta produces a superb display to reach the Miami Open semi-finals with victory over Simona Halep.
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Karolina Pliskova vs. Caroline Wozniacki: WTA Miami, Semi-Final Preview

Mar 29 12:28pm Moo's Tennis Blog
A Doha final rematch… two of the in-form players in 2017 will meet in the first of the Miami Open semi-finals as the world number three, Karolina Pliskova will take on the world number 14, Caroline Wozniacki. Ka.Pliskova d. Lucic-Baroni, 6-3 6-4 (QF) In a match that was tighter than the scoreline lets on, Pliskova…...
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2nd Serves: The New Rules

Mar 29 11:44am Blog – Brain Game Tennis
Your second serve is a beast. You just didn’t know it… G’day from Miami! Last night Nick Kyrgios defeated David Goffin 7-5(5), 6-3 to advance to the quarter-finals. Kyrgios fell behind 0-2 in the tiebreaker after he hit a backhand return in the net, and Goffin ripped a backhand winner down the line. Serving at...
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The Fault with Defaulting

Mar 29 8:39am Universal Tennis
Players who default to “protect their points” actually win the booby prize...
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Tuesdays Set Points, WTA Miami Day 8: A Doha final rematch set for the semis, Azarenkas return

Mar 29 2:03am Moo's Tennis Blog
The first pair of quarter-finals was played at the Miami Open on Tuesday. Karolina Pliskova produced a clutch performance to gain revenge on Mirjana Lucic-Baroni who had won their previous match at the same stage of the Australian Open. From a break down in both sets and in a closer match than the scoreline suggested, Pliskova…...
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Wozniacki, Pliskova Reach Miami SFs; Kerber v Venus Wed Night

Mar 29 1:03am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Who will be in the other women's semifinal in Miami?...
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Federer, Nadal Power Into Miami QFs, Zverev Upsets Wawrinka

Mar 29 12:50am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are now the favorites to meet in the Sunday final, but will they make it?...
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Miami QF previews and predictions: Federer vs. Berdych, Kyrgios vs. Zverev

Mar 28 11:53pm The Grandstand
Roger Federer will continue his Miami campaign and try to maintain his hot streak when he faces Tomas Berdych during quarterfinal action on Thursday. Nick Kyrgios and Alexander Zverev are also one step away from the semis. [...] The post Miami QF previews and predictions: Federer vs. Berdych, Kyrgios vs. Zverev appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Kyrgios powers into Miami quarterfinals

Mar 28 11:41pm Tennis Australia
No.12 seed proves too strong for Belgian David Goffin...
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Miami QF previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Sock, Nishikori vs. Fognini

Mar 28 10:12pm The Grandstand
Jack Sock has continued his stellar start to 2017 with a quarterfinal trip in Miami, but now it is Rafael Nadal who stands in his way on Wednesday. Kei Nishikori and Fabio Fognini are also aiming for a place in the semis. [...] The post Miami QF previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Sock, Nishikori vs. Fognini appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Federer, Nadal advance to Miami Open quarterfinals

Mar 28 9:51pm The Grandstand
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal remained on a collision course for the Miami Open final when they won their respective fourth-round affairs on Tuesday. Neither player dropped a set, but it also wasn't easy. Federer battled past Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(5), 7-6(4) after Nadal held off Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 7-6(4). [...] The post Federer, Nadal advance to Miami Open quarterfinals appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Australia undefeated in Thailand

Mar 28 9:12pm Tennis Australia
Australia made it two wins out of two after beating Sri Lanka on the second day of the…...
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Miami Open: Alexander Zverev beats Stan Wawrinka to reach quarter-finals

Mar 28 7:19pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Alexander Zverev comes from a set down to knock out top seed Stan Wawrinka in a surprise result at the Miami Open.
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Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam champion 'has day job back' after ban

Mar 28 7:12pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova says she has got her day job back as she prepares to return to tennis.
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Zverev downs Wawrinka in Miami

Mar 28 7:00pm Tennishead
The German teenager came from a set down to win 4-6 6-2 6-1 at Crandon Park to set a quarter-final clash with Nick Kyrgios. It was Zverev’s second victory over Wawrinka in as many meetings, having beaten the Swiss in the St Petersburg final last year. “I had to be aggressive. I felt like he was the one controlling all the points all the time, so I had to change that,” said Zverev, who won 12 of the last 15 games to win in an hour and 44 minutes. “It worked out well for me. Happy to be in the quarter-finals now. Hopefully I can play as great as I did today." Into the last eight at a Masters 1000 event for the first time, it could have been a very different story with Zverev saving three match points against John Isner in the third round. “I had to use the opportunity. I knew I got a second chance in this tournament, so I'm really happy that I used it,” Zverev said. The quarter-final will be an opportunity to avenge his 6-3 6-4 defeat to Kyrgios in Indian Wells two weeks ago. The Australian reached the last eight with a 7-6(5) 6-3 victory over David Goffin on Tuesday. The winner could face an in-form Roger Federer in the semi-finals after the BNP Paribas Open champion defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(5) 7-6(4). The Swiss meets Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals following the Czech’s 6-3 7-5 win over Adrian Mannarino.  ...
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Sock to lead American Davis Cup team

Mar 28 6:52pm Tennis Australia
United States team to face Australian features four top 30 singles players...
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Hot Looks at the Miami Open!!

Mar 28 4:55pm TENNIS EXPRESS
As a new season of tournaments is officially underway, each player must adjust to new weather, new surfaces, and a new wardrobe. Some players are lucky and get to wear something current, while others get stuck wearing things like this.
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Simona Halep vs. Johanna Konta: WTA Miami, Quarter-Final Preview

Mar 28 1:43pm Moo's Tennis Blog
A sensational quarter-final line-up is on the cards at the 2017 Miami Open on Wednesday with two all-top 12 clashes. This preview focuses on the match between Simona Halep and Johanna Konta. While Konta advanced to the quarter-finals in straight sets, Halep battled back from the brink to confirm her place in the final eight…...
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2017 Miami Open photos

Mar 28 9:57am The Grandstand
Photos from the 2017 Miami Open, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Nick Kyrgios, Alexander Zverev, John Isner, David Ferrer, Fabio Fognini, Genie Bouchard, Martina Hingis, and many more. [...] The post 2017 Miami Open photos appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Miami R4 previews and predictions: Wawrinka vs. Zverev, Kyrgios vs. Goffin

Mar 28 9:18am The Grandstand
Stan Wawrinka (Grandstand) and Nick Kyrgios (Stadium) will be featured during the night session on Tuesday in Miami. They are set for respective fourth-round matchups with Alexander Zverev and David Goffin. [...] The post Miami R4 previews and predictions: Wawrinka vs. Zverev, Kyrgios vs. Goffin appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Miami R4 previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Mahut, Federer vs. Bautista Agut

Mar 28 8:47am The Grandstand
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had to face each other in round four of the Indian Wells Masters. This time around in Miami they find themselves on opposite sides of the draw are heavy fourth-round favorites over Roberto Bautista Agut and Nicolas Mahut, respectively, on Tuesday. [...] The post Miami R4 previews and predictions: Nadal vs. Mahut, Federer vs. Bautista Agut appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Davis Cup: Andy Murray will miss Great Britain's quarter-final against France

Mar 28 7:00am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Andy Murray is left out of Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final team to face France as he recovers from an elbow injury.
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Federer through but 'dizzy' Muguruza retires

Mar 28 2:44am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro, while Garbine Muguruza retires feeling dizzy in the heat at the Miami Open.
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New CEO appointed for Tennis NSW

Mar 28 2:12am Tennis Australia
Lawrence Robertson is set to take the role of Tennis NSW Chief Executive Officer and Apia International Sydney…...
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Johanna Konta beats Lara Arruabarrena to reach last eight in Miami

Mar 28 1:43am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
British number one Johanna Konta eases into the quarter-finals of the Miami Open with a 7-5 6-1 victory over Lara Arruabarrena.
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Kerber, Halep, Pliskova And Venus Advance To Miami QFs; Muruguza Retires

Mar 28 1:07am The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
The quarterfinal line-up at Miami is all set.
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Federer Derails Del Potro, Tall Men Tumble In Miami; Mens 4R Tuesday Inc. Nadal

Mar 27 11:44pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Roger Federer is now 15-1 on the season after dominating Juan Martin del Potro at Miami.
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Hewitt names unchanged team for Davis Cup quarterfinal

Mar 27 11:41pm Tennis Australia
Kyrgios, Thompson, Groth and Peers named for Brisbane tie...
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Stosurs run in Miami over

Mar 27 11:12pm Tennis Australia
Stosur's Miami Open run ends with a three-set loss to world No.5 Simona Halep...
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Kyrgios downs Karlovic in three-set thriller

Mar 27 8:16pm Tennis Australia
Nick Kyrgios found a way past big serving Ivo Karlovic to book a spot in the fourth round…...
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Federer downs Del Potro in Miami

Mar 27 7:00pm Tennishead
Del Potro had claimed the scalp of Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal during his comeback last year, but in his first meeting against Federer since the 2013 ATP World Tour Finals, could not convert his chances against the Swiss. The Argentine had five break points, but Federer did not drop a service game as he clinched a 6-3 6-4 victory at Crandon Park to set up a fourth round clash with Roberto Bautista Agut.  “I felt like I was in control and I was able to generate more chances than he did,” Federer said. “I was more the aggressor. It was more on my racket, and I like it that way.”...
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Roger Federer From 3 Rows Back

Mar 27 5:48pm Blog – Brain Game Tennis
The Excitement Machine. Roger Federer def. Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 6-4 I just had the absolute pleasure of watching Roger & Juan Martin three rows on the baseline in Miami this afternoon. What was it like? Here’s five things that really stood out to me. When you sit on the side of the court,...
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Brands to Wear When Youre Off the Court

Mar 27 5:32pm TENNIS EXPRESS
Brands to Wear When You’re Off the Court It’s cool and convenient buying all of your favorite fashion pieces in one location. Shop for your lifestyle clothing (lounge and casual wear) from your beloved tennis and athletic brands this spring.
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Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro, Garbine Muguruza retires

Mar 27 5:04pm BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Roger Federer beats Juan Martin del Potro, while Garbine Muguruza retires feeling dizzy in the heat at the Miami Open.
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Elbow Tear Leaves Andy Murrays Clay Season In Limbo

Mar 27 4:39pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Andy Murray's clay season might be delayed.
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Milos Raonic: Wimbledon Was The Last Time I Felt Physically Good

Mar 27 2:57pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
Milos Raonic won't return to tennis until he's 100\%.
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How to lose Set 1 6-0 & win the match by Rafael Nadal

Mar 27 2:02pm Blog – Brain Game Tennis
Rafael Nadal wins 0-6, 6-2, 6-3. Lose the 1st Set. Win the match. No problem. Rafael Nadal had a career 13-1 record against Phillip Kohlschreiber coming into their Miami Round of 32 match on the weekend. He had only lost one set in their past six matches. Nadal had a solid warm-up for the match.
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Davis Cup: Andy Murray set to miss Great Britain's quarter-final against France

Mar 27 11:43am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Andy Murray is unlikely to play in Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against France as he recovers from an elbow injury.
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Tennis Plaza at the Miami Open 2017!

Mar 27 11:16am Tennis Plaza Blog
Tennis Plaza present one more year celebrating the beginning of the Spring season doing what we love most. 2017 Miami Open is at full throttle for all tennis gormandizers, check it out! Find the best promotions in tennis gear, only at our store in the Miami Open. Strings buy 1 get 2, free stringing and unparalleled […]...
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14 Ideas to Make Tennis Lessons Fun at Any Level

Mar 27 7:20am The MyTennisLessons Blog
“I hate that word — lesson,” Billie Jean King told me when I said I worked for MyTennisLessons.com. Oh, nice to meet you, too. We’re not planning on changing the name of the website any time soon, Billie, but you … Continued The post 14 Ideas to Make Tennis Lessons Fun at Any Level appeared first on The MyTennisLessons Blog.
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Miami Open: Johanna Konta through & Rafael Nadal plays 1,000th Tour match

Mar 27 2:56am BBC Sport | Tennis | World Edition
Britain's Johanna Konta beats Pauline Parmentier of France in straight sets to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open.
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Sundays Set Points, WTA Miami Day 6: Ozaki & Arruabarrena reach last 16, Stosur edges Peng

Mar 27 2:08am Moo's Tennis Blog
The first completed match of the day saw Johanna Konta deliver a superb display to beat the in-form, Pauline Parmentier, 6-4 6-0. The Brit was missing groundstrokes and returns early on but soon found her range, winning the last seven games. Konta dropped just seven points on her serve and didn’t face any break points…...
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Australia take third place in Thailand

Mar 27 1:36am Tennis Australia
Australia qualified for the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals after finishing third in the Asia / Oceania Final…...
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Nadal Recovers After Bagel; Monday Miami Features Federer v Del Potro

Mar 26 11:50pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
I knew it's going to be a tough one, Nishikori said. Fernando is a very solid player. He has a great serve and great groundstrokes.
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On a full stomach, Nadal roars past Kohlschreiber at Miami Open

Mar 26 11:45pm The Grandstand
Rafael Nadal recovered from a 6-0 first set against Philipp Kohlschreiber and eventually surged past the German 0-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Miami Open third round. The former world No. 1 needed one hour and 38 minutes to prevail. [...] The post On a full stomach, Nadal roars past Kohlschreiber at Miami Open appeared first on The Grandstand.
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Kerber Wins; Venus vs. Kuzy Monday at Miami Open

Mar 26 11:08pm The Dysfunctional Tennis Blog
It was a good match, said Kerber, who was down a break in both sets. I was trying to feel my game again. I was moving good, but it was not so easy because she didn't play badly. I was trying to stay positive and play my tennis. ...
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Nadal meets milestone in Miami

Mar 26 7:00pm Tennishead
The world No.7 was on the wrong end of bagel in the opening set but recovered to win 0-6 6-2 6-3 and set up a fourth-round encounter with Nicolas Mahut at Crandon Park. It was Nadal’s 822nd win on the ATP World Tour. “One thousand matches is a lot of matches,” said Nadal. “Obviously that’s good news because that says I am having a long career. During a lot of years, I heard that I’m going to have a short career, so it's something important for me. “I remember the first match very well because it was at home in Mallorca. It was my first victory on the ATP and was a great feeling.” It was the first time Nadal had lost a set 6-0 since his 2015 Australian Open quarter-final defeat to Tomas Berdych. “He was doing everything good, so that's sport,” said Nadal. “When somebody is playing the way that he was playing that first set, I lose the set because he was playing too good. “But a match is long and the positive thing is I held the pressure well this afternoon after a very tough first set. I resisted well in the first few games of the second set and then I think I played a great second and third set.”  ...
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