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AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Serena Williams ousted, Roger Federer survives

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams was only thinking out loud when she muttered that this Australian Open had been ‘‘the worst two weeks.’’

Not long after a courtside microphone picked up those comments during her quarterfinal with 19-year-old American Sloane Stephens, things got a whole lot worse.

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