Sunday 24 September 2017

Wimbledon blow for Serena Williams who was beaten by Marion Bartoli

Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon after losing to Marion Bartoli. Photo: Getty Images
Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon after losing to Marion Bartoli. Photo: Getty Images

Defending Wimbleldon champion Serena Williams was eliminated in the fourth round today after losing to 2007 finalist Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-6 (6).

Her opponent is currently ranked 180th in the world but Ms Williams is a four-time champion at the All England Club.

However, she missed nearly a year after foot surgery and subsequent blood clots in her lungs.

She returned two weeks ago to Eastbourne for the first time since winning the Wimbledon title in 2010.

Williams saved three match points at 6-5 in the second set and another in the tiebreaker before Bartoli put down a service winner to advance.

Bartoli lost to Venus Williams in the 2007 final.

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