Serena Williams Retires from Wimbledon Doubles with ‘Viral Illness’

Share & Comment

Serena Williams


Just a few days after her third round upset loss to Alize Cornet, world No. 1 Serena Williams retired from her Wimbledon doubles match with older sister Venus. The pair had only managed to play three games before Williams decided to pull out of the contest.

The top ranked American was given a blood pressure test by medical staff before the doubles match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele but it was eminently clear that Williams was not up to par as she warmed up for the contest. She could barely keep the ball in play during practice and remained seated for a good portion of the time before the contest.

The match began after a 13-minute delay and, with Serena serving in the third game, she was hitting serves that bounced before reaching the net. A few points later, the chair umpire, Kader Nouni, decided to step away from his seat to ask Serena if she could continue. Serena chose to play on, but served a double fault to drop the first three games of the contest.

Moments later, the Grand Slam winning pair retired from the contest.


You Love Tennis Right...

Join the tennis club for free. Just enter your email below for...

  • Tennis news updates once a week.
  • Special offers on tennis gear.
  • Unsubscribe at any time.
  • We will never share your email.

One thought on “Serena Williams Retires from Wimbledon Doubles with ‘Viral Illness’

  1. Why doesn’t someone test these two ‘sisters’ for their gender dna? They certainly have all the characteristics of transgender males. They probably can’t deal with the hoax they have been perpetuating on their gullible fans for all these years, and YES, the father had a hand in this and he knows the truth about the boys he adopted!!

Leave a Reply