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Serena all quiet on No. 1 front

NO. 1 TOPIC: After winning Wimbledon, her third title in the past four major tournaments, Serena Williams made some pointed comments about being No. 2 in the rankings behind No. 1 Dinara Safina, who has never won a Grand Slam championship.

Asked to revisit that topic at Flushing Meadows ahead of the US Open, Williams wouldn't bite.

"I don't talk about that anymore. I'm sorry," the defending US Open champion said during a pre-tournament news conference in New York.

Asked why, Williams replied: "I've talked about it a lot, and if you want to read some answers that I said, you know, you can, but I think we should talk about something else."

Safina also was asked about the issue. She, too, wasn't interested in a conversation.

"Well, you know, I'm not doing the ranking system," the Russian said. "What can I do? There is ranking, and if you look at the ranking, I'm No. 1 in the world."


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