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Friends to become foes in women's final

NEW YORK - Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens were friends long before they completed their unlikely journeys to the U.S. Open women's final on Saturday at Flushing Meadows. They've played on the same U.S. Fed Cup team, shared laughs and dinners around the world, and dealt with the lofty and premature expectations heaped upon them as prodigies.

So it was natural for them to commiserate early this year

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