The once all-powerful Venus Williams has fallen in the first round of of Wimbeldon on Monday. Williams(now 32 years old) has been struggling with autoimmune disease the has been considerably slowing her down. She was defeated by 79th-ranked Elena Vesnina of Russia with 6-1, 6-3. It’s been 6 1/2 years since Williams has lost in the first round of a Grand Slam tournament. Williams is planning to be at the Olympics but it’s not looking promising.
Meanwhile Maria Sharapova just keeps on cruising through matches. She beat Aussie Anastasia Rodionova 6-2, 6-3. Sharapova is trying to win both the French Open and Wimbeldon in the same year. The last woman to do that was Serena Williams 10-years ago. It is looking likely it will happen.
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