Washington People: U.S. Open champion Serena Williams may be a merciless singles opponent, but as Chase Manhattan Corp. president William B. Harrison Jr. found out recently, she's a fabulous doubles partner.

After Ms. Williams defeated Martina Hingis on Sept. 11, Mr. Harrison handed the champ her trophy before a global television audience. Normally, such exchanges are anticlimactic: gray-haired, patrician corporate sponsor hands trophy to buoyant, youthful athlete. Little warmth is swapped.

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