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Serena's Wimbledon Health Scare -- Exits Match After Illness Causes MAJOR Struggle!

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Yesterday's doubles match was a scary situation for Serena Williams.  Details on why her bizarre actions and struggle on the court were all a result of a health issue....

Watching the most powerful tennis champ in the world struggle with bouncing, catching, and serving a ball was scary to see.  Yesterday at Wimbledon, Serena and her sister Venus were taking on Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele when Serena was acting completely unlike herself.

Fifteen minutes prior to the match, news reports state she was teary eyed and had a hard time getting through the warmups.  The court officials went to speak to her while medics took her blood pressure, and she decided to power through.  But it seems her body wasn't having it.

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A dazed Serena serving up no fewer than four double faults in the third game of the Round 2 match.  And eventually she had to call it quits.  She was spotted leaving the court in tears.  In a statement yesterday, Serena revealed it was due to a virus:

“I am heartbroken I’m not able to continue in the tournament.  I thought I could rally this morning, because I really wanted to compete. But this bug just got the best of me.’’

“I want to thank my sister, Kristina, Stefanie and our teams for their support.  We were looking forward to a great match. From the bottom of my heart, I thank all of the fans for their cheers and understanding. I look forward to returning to Wimbledon next year.’’

Her sister Venus added, “Unfortunately, Serena has been feeling unwell for the past few days and she just couldn’t play to her potential today. I’m really proud of her trying because we just love playing doubles together.’’

Serena's a Grade A fighter so we know she'll recover and return to the top.  Get well soon 'Rena!

 

 

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