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Serena Williams withdraws from Wimbledon after becoming ‘dizzy, disoriented’

An incredibly bizarre scene unfolded at Wimbledon on Tuesday morning when Serena Williams and Venus Williams were forced to withdraw from their doubles match after Serena became dizzy and disoriented. It’s unclear what exactly was wrong with Serena, but her behavior was extremely alarming.

Prior to the match, Williams could barely focus enough to volley a ball over the net. She had trouble doing simple things like tossing a ball up to serve it.


As Business Insider’s Cork Gaines noted, ESPN commentator Chris Evert described Williams as looking “wobbly” when she first came on the court. She also noticed that Williams was not wearing eye makeup like she normally does and went as far as to wonder if Serena was on some sort of drug. Fellow commentator Pam Shriver made similar comments.

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Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Greg Oden celebrate Heat win

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If this isn’t about the oddest trio to take a photo together at a Miami Heat game, then I don’t know what is.

Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki both attended Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Pacers in Miami on Friday night and celebrated the series-clinching win by taking a photo with Greg Oden after the game.

Serena and Woz both were knocked out of the French Open early and have plenty of time on their hands to enjoy themselves, and they’re doing just that. Serena is a minority owner of the Heat, while Wozniacki has been a fan of the club for the last few years and even attended games with ex-fiance Rory McIlroy.

I have to say, what Serena is doing to lift the spirits of her heartbroken friend is pretty cool. Not only did she send a positive tweet to Caro last week, but the two hung out before the French Open and obviously are now hanging out together since they’ve lost. Nothing like going to a big-time Heat game and hanging with Serena to help you get over an ex.

Serena Williams defeated by Garbine Muguruza in huge French Open upset

Serena WilliamsThe defending champion has already been eliminated from the French Open, as world No. 1 Serena Williams fell victim to a shocking upset on Wednesday morning. The younger Williams sister was defeated by Garbine Muguruza, the 35th-ranked player in the world, in the second round.

The 20-year-old Muguruza needed just 64 minutes to defeat Williams in straight sets. Williams won just four games, making the loss the worst of Serena’s career at a major tournament.

Venus Williams was also eliminated in the second round on Wednesday after a loss to 19-year-old Slovak Anna Schmiedlova.

Serena Williams supports Caroline Wozniacki amid breakup

Caroline Wozniacki tweeted on Thursday for the first time since news of her breakup with Rory McIlroy was announced. The two professional athletes were together for over two years and recently sent out wedding invitations, which resulted in McIlroy developing cold feet.

Wozniacki tweeted to address the split and made reference to Liverpool’s anthem, “You’ll never walk alone.”

She received this tweet of support from Serena Williams in return:

Pretty sweet gesture from Williams, who is supposed to be one of Woz’s rivals on tour.

Caro also updated her Twitter bio to remove “fiancee” from her list of descriptions, though she still is a mother to her and Rory’s dog, Bruno.

Caroline Wozniacki Twitter bio

I really feel badly for both of them. Breakups are already bad enough, and it’s even worse when you were planning a wedding and split. They both probably feel humiliated and embarrassed over the matter. We definitely feel for them.

H/T Beyond the Baseline

Serena Williams on bikini pictures: I love my large boobs

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Kate Upton raised more than a few eyebrows over the weekend when she told The Sun that life would be so much easier if she had smaller boobs. Women’s tennis star Serena Williams, who is also quite curvy, has no problem with her measurements.

Williams posed for a bikini shoot in Fitness Magazine recently, and she spoke openly about her body.

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Serena Williams, Jelena Jankovic get into it again (Video)

Jelena Jankovic Serena WilliamsSerena Williams and Jelena Jankovic got into it again Thursday during their quarterfinal match at the Dubai Championship over Jankovic supposedly serving before Williams was ready to receive.

Williams won the match 6-2, 6-2, and the issue came up when Jankovic was serving down 2-5 in the second set. Jankovic had an exchange with chair umpire Kader Nouni after saving a double-match point to make it 30-40. Williams seemed to hold Jankovic up before the serve, and Jankovic won the next point to make it deuce.

Williams did the same thing to Jankovic again before the next point. After Williams delayed her, Jankovic decided to take her time in response. She walked around the baseline before settling in to serve again. It was all pretty silly, but it was Jankovic’s way of showing she wouldn’t be controlled by Williams’ pace.

The two then exchanged words.

Beyond the Baseline believes Jankovic said, “You can take more time, it’s yours.”

“Do you want to do this again, Jelena?” Williams responded.

By “do this again,” Serena was likely referencing similar past incidents between them.

[Related: Jelena Jankovic at center of sperm bank controversy]

Jankovic then exchanged words with Nouni again.

Serena went on to win the game and match, and she and Jelena talked at the net after shaking hands. Things seemed to be fine between the two. Jankovic even indicated that her issue was not with Serena, but with the chair umpire, who complained that she played too slowly and too quickly.

This sort of incident is nothing new for Jankovic and Serena. Last year at the Family Circle Cup the same thing happened. You can see the video below:

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Sloane Stephens denies celebrating when Serena Williams lost at Australian Open

Sloane Stephens smilingA new layer of drama was added to the rocky relationship between Sloane Stephens and Serena Williams when it looked like the youngster was happy to see the veteran tennis star lose at the Australian Open over the weekend.

7 Sports in Australia was filming Stephens’ reaction to watching Williams lose her fourth-round match to Ana Ivanovic on Sunday afternoon in Melbourne. Stephens was working out in a gym at the time and Channel 7 says they had a right to film the shot, which showed Stephens smiling and appearing to celebrate Serena’s defeat.

However, Channel 7 says she was mimicking the elaborate celebration from Ivanovic’s entourage rather than cheering Serena’s loss. Stephens, for her part, lost in the fourth-round of the tournament as well, and expressed displeasure with Channel 7 for showing her reaction.

“Yeah, it’s a little much,” Stephens said of 7 Sports. ”Then for them to put it on TV was a little extra.”

Stephens also explained that she was imitating Ivanovic’s crew, not celebrating Serena’s defeat.

“At the end of the match, Ivanovic’s coaches pretty much gave each other headbutts and kisses and I thought that was the funniest thing ever,” Stephens said after her defeat to Victoria Azarenka via the Sydney Morning Herald. “Andrew [hitting partner Andrew Fitzpatrick] and I were like, ‘Oh my God, we, we’re going to do the same thing.

“Then, of course, in posts and everything … I’m cheering against Serena, which had nothing to do with it. So that was it. We were just having some fun.”

So was Stephens just laughing about the reaction from Ivanovic’s crew, or was she celebrating that Serena lost? That’s up to you to decide. And if you are unfamiliar with the tension between Sloane and Serena and don’t understand why Stephens theoretically would be happy to watch Serena lose, read this.

I know that Sloane likes to smile a lot by nature, but I’m not sure if I completely buy her excuse. I think she was probably happy to see Serena lose, and for good reason.