Wimbledon: Serena Williams cries on court; retires hurt

London: Serena Williams was at the centre of a Wimbledon health scare yesterday when she wept and appeared to be close to fainting in a doubles match with sister Venus.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

Serena called the doctor just after she and Venus had warmed up for their match against Kristina Barrois and Stephanie Voegele.

She broke down in tears as she consulted with the doctor and physio before the referee and supervisor were called to court. Serena retired from the match through illness with the sisters trailing 0-3. Later, the WTA Tour said that Serena was suffering from “a viral illness”.

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