Looks like Maria Sharapova won't be invited to the cool parties OR win Wimbledon.
With a whole lot of yelling and screaming, poof, there went the fun we were expecting for two weeks at Wimbledon. Sharapova lost 6-3, 6-4 in the second round Wednesday to Michelle Larcher de Brito. They are two of the loudest grunters on tour.
No more snickering comments back and forth with Serena Williams. It was supposed to be two full weeks of uncivil behavior, just what tennis needs. Serena kicked it off with her shots in Rolling Stone magazine.
Wimbledon Catfight 2013 is over and done. Serena wins that, too, just by surviving the first Wednesday of the tournament.
Did it all get to Sharapova?
"I've handled a lot of things off the court in my career,'' she said. "I'm a four-time Grand Slam champion. I've been No. 1 in the world. I don't know if you can call those things distractions.''
In the end, I don't think it did get to her. She just wasn't good enough, and she doesn't move well enough.