First Serena Williams loses in third round at Wimbledon and now she is out of the doubles match! A reported “viral” illness has forced Serena Williams out of the double’s match.
According to the Associated Press:
The start of Tuesday’s doubles match was delayed about 10 minutes while Serena was examined by medical staff and her blood pressure was checked.
No. 1 Serena, who lost in the third round on Saturday to Alize Cornet of France, looked unsteady in the warm-up for a first-round match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegle on Court 1.
A doctor was called on court, and Serena appeared to be in tears. She buried her hands in her face for several minutes before taking the court to play.
With Serena serving in the third game, she looked faint and could sometimes barely grip the ball.
All four of her serves were double faults. None registered on the radar gun.
After a visit from the umpire, Kader Nouni, and consulting with her sister, the eighth-seeded Williams sisters retired trailing 3-0.
Awww man! This is horrible. With Serena out, Venus out and Caroline Wozniaki out, who in the U.S. will be watching tennis? Hmmmm….
Oh well, I hope Serena gets well and is ready for the U.S. Open.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,