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Two years before that, Williams launched into her infamous foot-fault tirade and was docked a point on match point, ending a semifinal loss to Kim Clijsters.

When it was mentioned to Williams that nothing of that sort has happened this year, she replied: “Hey, it’s not done yet.”

“I did grunt once today, and I thought, ‘God, I hope I don’t lose the point,’ ” said Williams, who has lost 19 games in six matches so far. “Like I said, my goal this year was not to get in any fights.”