Williams sisters and Caroline Wozniacki knocked out of Wimbledon
Summary of story from ESPN, June 27, 2011
Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, defending champion Serena Williams and five-time champion Venus Williams have all been knocked out in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
Serena Williams was ousted by Marion Bartoli 6-3, 7-6 (6), cutting short her return to Grand Slam tennis after nearly a year out with serious health problems, while Wozniacki was beaten by 24th-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5.
Venus Williams’ attempt to win a sixth Wimbledon title ended with a 6-2, 6-3 loss to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.
Venus said: “Definitely not our best day. I think we both envisioned seeing this day going a little bit differently.
“Obviously it’s not something we planned. We rarely lose on the same day.”
But Serena said she was satisfied getting as far as she did after nearly a year away from the game following foot surgery and subsequent blood clots in her lungs (see WVoN story).
“I think I did really well just being able to come back and play and win some matches, and just really play tough,” she said.
“Even today I lost, but I was able to kind of hang in there and play tough. And I can only get better. That can potentially be really scary, because I can only go up from here and I can just do so much more.”
For Wozniacki, the loss extends her streak of never reaching the quarter finals at Wimbledon. She is still searching for her first Grand Slam title.
“I don’t really care what people think or say or do,” she said. “I cannot really do anything now. I did my best and it wasn’t good enough.”