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Moore is AP All-America

Connecticut sensation Maya Moore became only the second freshman selected to The Associated Press women’s All-America team, an honor her coach hoped would not prove a burden during the NCAA tournament.

Moore was joined on the squad Tuesday by repeat All-Americans Candace Parker of Tennessee and Courtney Paris of Oklahoma and first-timers Sylvia Fowles of LSU and Candice Wiggins of Stanford.

To avoid further pressure, Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma didn’t want Moore to know of her selection until after the Huskies played Rutgers in the Greensboro Regional final Tuesday night.



Serena routes No. 1 Henin

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — On a sultry afternoon in the subtropics, Serena Williams sat under an umbrella and sipped a refreshment.

A day at the beach? Almost. When play resumed, Williams made the world’s top-ranked woman look like a beginner, beating nemesis Justine Henin 6-2, 6-0 in the quarterfinals of the Sony Ericsson Open.

Williams won the final 10 games Tuesday by playing nearly flawless tennis, while Henin unraveled after she double-faulted three times to fall behind 4-2.

A few hours later, Svetlana Kuznetsova prevented an all-Williams semifinal. Kuznetsova, the 2006 Key Biscayne champion, eliminated three-time champ Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4.

Top-ranked Roger Federer advanced to the men’s quarterfinals.

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