Serena Williams cranks up game to beat Ashleigh Barty in three sets at French Open

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Eventually, this looked a little bit like one of those Serena Williams comebacks of old, filled with brilliant strokes and full-throated screams of “Come on!”

For the first half-hour in the French Open second round on Wednesday, the 23-time grand slam singles champion played the way you would expect from someone competing at her first major in 16 months – and the first since she gave birth to a daughter last September. And then, suddenly, Williams was back. Erasing a deficit of a set and a break, Williams recalibrated her shots and beat 17th-seeded Ashleigh Barty 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in a match that ended shortly before dusk.

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