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WIMBLEDON: Serena Williams, James Blake Pay Tribute to Critically Ill Nelson Mandela

REPORTING FROM THE ALL ENGLAND CLUB IN WIMBLEDON

Briefly choking up Tuesday, Serena Williams remembered meeting Nelson Mandela as “probably one of the best moments of my life.’’

And Williams, who has served to break down walls as an African American in a traditionally white sport, spoke about Mandela’s “forgiving heart.’’

“I think his whole example is an extremely important part of our lives,’’ she said. “For someone to have been incarcerated for so long . . . to have such an open heart, open spirit, open soul is unheard of.

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