Serena mobbed by fans at Wimbledon

Associated Press  |  Last updated July 02, 2012

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 28: Serena Williams of the United States of America plays a backhand in her semifinal match against Na Li of China during day eleven of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 28, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Serena Williams says the All England Club should take security issues into account when scheduling matches after she was ''almost knocked over'' by fans following her fourth-round victory over Yaroslava Shvedova on Court 2. The four-time Wimbledon champion was mobbed by fans seeking autographs as she began her walk from the court on the outskirts of the club back to the players' locker rooms inside Centre Court. Security guards had to push fans aside to let Williams through. Williams says ''I literally was almost knocked over today,'' adding that there ''was tons of security guards in there just going nuts and screaming. I've never heard them scream so loud.'' Williams, who complained last year about having to play on Court 2 instead of Centre Court, said ''maybe (security) can be taken into consideration.''
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