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First the ankle, now the mouth.
Serena Williams wasn't giving herself any lip as she beat Garbine Muguruza, a 19-year-old Spaniard, 6-2, 6-0, in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday -- she was just hitting it.
You have to produce a very strange follow-through on your forehand to hit yourself in the mouth with your racket, but never underestimate Serena's ability to find new ways of hurting herself. After the cut foot in Munich, which remains a bit of mystery, and all the rolled ankles, we now have an injury that puts Williams firmly in the category of "accident-prone."
"Just busted wide open," Serena replied when asked about her lip, acknowledging that the strike drew blood. "I was like, 'Oh, no, I can't have a tooth fall out.' That would be horrible."
She professed to not understand how it happened.
"I don't know why my racket was even in my face," she said, licking her upper lip as she was talking....
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Like watching a professional golfer shank one into the woods during a big tournament, there’s something gratifying about seeing Serena Williams whack herself in the face with her own racket. It’s not that I derive pleasure in the pain and suffering of others—far from it—but rather it’s nice to finally be able to relate to Williams, one of the most sleek, powerful, and graceful...
Never underestimate Serena Williams’s ability to find new ways of beating herself up while she breezes through her competition. First she cut her foot in Munich, then rolled her ankles, and now Serena has busted her lip. The only beating William’s can receive is on she continually gives herself.
During her second round at the Australian Open, Williams beat 19-year-old Garbine...
Tennis star Serena Williams hit herself in the face with her racket on a forehand return, giving herself a bloody lip, during her second round Australian Open match Thursday.
Fortunately, it didn't impact her play as Williams still easily beat her opponent, Spain's Garbine Muguruza, in straight sets to advance to the next round.
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Serena Williams stayed on track for a third consecutive Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-3 win Saturday over Ayumi Morita in the third round of the Australian Open.
Williams, who won last year's Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles, showed no discomfort from the right ankle injury she sustained in the first round.
She'll play her fourth-round match against Maria Kirilenko, who...
Williams breezed through her second round match in the Australian Open beating Garbine
Muguruza 6-2 and 6-0. Her lip on the other hand didn't make it out so easy. During a follow through on one of her forehands her racquet catches her square on her lip. Check out the video below.
After the accident Serena tweeted out saying that her lip hurts, but she...
(January 17, 2013) Serena Williams answered the questions about her ankle with a 6-2, 6-0 rout of No. 112 Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Thursday at the Australian Open.The American rolled over on her right ankle falling on the court during her first round 6-0, 6-0 win over Edina Gallovits-Hall.
“I didn’t feel anything today,” in terms of the ankle injury said Williams. ...
Serena Williams won her Australian Open second round match today 6-2, 6-0 over Spanish teen Garbine Muguruza. And in doing so, she hit herself in the face with her follow through.
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Video: Serena Williams injures ankle in Australian Open.
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