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At least one person believed Venus Williams - ranked 31st at the start of Wimbledon - believed she could win the women's singles. Venus Williams herself. " I was really motiviated beause no one picked me to win. They didn't even say, 'She can't win.' They weren't even talking about me," said Williams. Even though she was ranked No. 1 in 2002, just wasn't looked at as a true, serious contender this year. But she never doubted herself. Not even after missing time wih a wrist injury. It took a lot of hard work to make it, nearly being eliminated in the first round by a 59th-ranked teen. Venus made sure that didn't happen. Along the way, she played her last four matches without a break, beating No. 2 Maria Sharapova (4th round), No. 5 Svetlana Kuznetsova (quarterfinals), No. 6 Ana Ivanovic (semifinals) ultimately facing Marion Bartoli of France in the finals. She got better as the matches progressed. In the end, she was 27-9 in winning points and won...