Sick Serena Williams Quits Wimbledon

    US player Serena Williams (R) sits with her hands on her face next to her partner US player Venus Williams (L) as Serena was taken ill during their women's doubles second round match against Germany's Kristina Barrois and Switzerland's Stefanie Voegele on day eight of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2014. The Williams sisters retired. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK  - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Serena Williams quit her doubles match on Tuesday, forcing her and sister, Venus, to drop out of Wimbledon. Serena was apparently given blood-pressure medication before the match against Kristina Barrois and Stefanie Voegele. Serena struggled to hit shots and serves, and she also hit serves that bounced before the net. The umpire took the unprecedented move of stopping play and asking Serena if she was OK to continue. She said yes, but proceeded to serve another double-fault. Then Serena and Venus Williams walked to the sideline hand-in-hand. The umpire announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, unfortunately, Miss Williams has to retire.”

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