Serena Williams of the U.S. returns in her semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France, Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Serena Williams battled illness and fierce heat to reach a third French Open final Friday, defeating Timea Bacsinszky to move one win away from a 20th Grand Slam title.Bacsinszky wasn't intimidated and broke for 3-2 with a searing crosscourt backhand off a Williams' second serve.Having started a college course in hotel management during her absence from the tour, Bacsinszky was reveling in her moment in the sun. She saw two set points disappear and then face down a break point in the 10th game but wrapped up the opener when Williams overhit an easy forehand drive.Williams fought off five break points in the fifth game of the second set but was broken when she fired a desperate backhand wide.
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