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The learning curve is painful and cruel, and you can't avoid it. It's as if you're driving down the road and your car automatically searches out and finds every last bump and pothole, even cliff.
For Sloane Stephens, American tennis hopeful, the problem is that you don't know for sure which bumps you'll eventually figure out how to clear easily and which ones you never will. Which ones will you learn from and which ones will define you.
Stephens ran off the cliff Tuesday at Wimbledon. She was playing brilliantly and beautifully, and then she was duped for the second time in three majors by someone pulling a veteran's dirty trick on her. She lost 6-4, 7-5 to Marion Bartoli in the quarterfinals.
"I am disappointed in myself because I know I probably could have given a little bit more," Stephens said. "You have to keep learning from it and keep moving forward."
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This is the impossible. It doesn't happen because it can't happen. Now, it did happen. Serena Williams lost in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday, 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 to Sabine Lisicki.
It's not just that Serena lost, which seems nearly impossible enough. The bigger issue is this:
For maybe the first time ever, Williams buckled, both mentally and physically. Both, at...
By Ros Satar (July 1, 2013) WIMBLEDON – As if last Wednesday was not enough fun for the tennis gods, they toyed with the seemingly natural order of things just a little more on Round 4 Monday. Possibly one of the best days usually on the tennis schedule, Wimbledon looks to put all [...]
Add Serena Williams to the list of big names eliminated early at this unpredictable Wimbledon.
The defending champion failed to close out a see-saw third set Monday, dropping the last four games against Sabine Lisicki of Germany to lose 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in the fourth round and end her career-best 34-match winning streak.
It was the latest in a string of upsets that has jolted the...
Sabine Lisicki upset Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Monday in one of the biggest upsets tennis has seen recently. The 23-year-old German halted Williams’ 34-match win streak and advanced to the quarterfinals in the process.
Since most people aren’t familiar with Lisicki, we figured we’d introduce you to her with some pictures. The 5-10 blonde actually trains in America and...
Women’s top seed and defending Wimbledon champion Serena Williams was upset on Monday falling in three sets to Sabine Lisicki of Germany 6-2, 1-6, 6-4. Williams won the first set and after losing the second, had 3-0 and 4-2 leads, but could not take another game. Williams joins other big names such as Roger Federer [...]
WIMBLEDON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013 INTENDED ORDER OF PLAY FOR THURSDAY 4 JULY CENTRE COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START 1 Marion Bartoli (FRA)  81 vs Kirsten Flipkens (BEL)  120 2 Sabine Lisicki (GER)  9 vs Agnieszka Radwanska (POL)  33 No.1 COURT – SHOW COURT – 1.00 PM START [...]