Williams sisters dismissed in straight sets at Wimbledon
Venus Williams, left, and sister Serena were knocked out of Wimbledon on Monday within two hours of each other.
June 27th, 2011
11:56 AM ET

Williams sisters dismissed in straight sets at Wimbledon

[Updated at 11:56 a.m. ET] Less than two hours after her sister went down in straight sets at Wimbledon, Venus Williams suffered the same fate.

Bulgaria's Tsvetana Pironkova, the tournament's No. 32 seed, beat the No. 23-seed Williams 6-2, 6-3 in the fourth-round match.

[Posted at 10:34 a.m. ET] Serena Williams is out of the Wimbledon women's singles tournament after losing in straight sets to Marion Bartoli.

Williams, the No. 7 seed, was the defending champion, having won the 2010 competition. She lost her fourth-round sets Monday 6-3, 7-6.

Bartoli, 26, of France, is the No. 9 seed. She placed fourth in last year's tournament at the All-England Tennis Club.

Bartoli was a finalist in the 2007 competition, losing to Williams' sister, Venus.

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  1. MadCityBabe

    Time's up on these two...

    June 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. catwill

    Now that the sisters and Worsniaki is out the game is wide open for some new blood. I don't see Sharapova winning because of her serving issues and double faults at times.

    June 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. catwill

    As a black female I am apalled to see some of these comments from men dinigrating the greatest female tennis players over the last ten years. I know that the usual tennis player was blond of European descent but please fellows where is your chilvary for all women of all shapes sizes and skin tone. These ladies have never been seen in any unfavorable light so just celebrate their tennis and leave their god given looks alone. I hope that you are ashamed.

    June 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • ihateyourgut

      would you do her?

      June 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      Check your spelling sister before your next post...Denigrating not dinigrating.Please...

      June 27, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • cron.tab


      June 28, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Johnson

      Venus is a great tennis player but dresses like a ho'. If she would focus more on tennis instead of those hideously ugly outfits, maybe she could be the greatest of all time.

      June 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Duni

    This is supposed to be about Tennis and we are on race... their clothing and everything else BUT the game of Tennis. I mean c'mon!!

    June 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. DONNA


    June 28, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Zomba

    Has Serena been taking steroid again? Her a$$ seems getting bigger and bigger...Bootycall..Sista 😉

    June 28, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. Zomba

    Btw, the blonde wig on their mom's head just looks ridiculous. She should have just stayed with her own natural color. 🙂

    June 28, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. cron.tab

    who gives a shhhtttt.......they're rich and you're not.... they're popular...and you're not.....

    June 28, 2011 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
  9. Greg

    There are talented tennis players in every race and ethnic group. It isn't about race or ethnicity.

    The Williams sisters are both dating white men, so get over it. They have.

    June 28, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. Listentothsefoolz

    It's amazing idiots continue to talk about how 'built' she is-I'm pretty sure your husbands and wives are FAT or really skinny (scared to eat out of fear of been left or cheated on). Americans need to step up to the plate and become healthier!!! A lot of the people posting are PIGS or racist as*holes! Jealous that the Black Women are still paid....in or out!

    June 28, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mimi

    Them,they ave made the game big time, its good to love, to adore and to admire. in this generation,The down under in Melboune, the red clay of Rolang Garos and the Greens of wimbledon is incomplete minus the name williams.love serena with passion

    June 29, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
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