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Serena Williams falls over at Wimbledon, but shows this may not be the end

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Serena Williams’ return to the court at Wimbledon was slowed down by Harmony Tan, who defeated the American in straight sets in the first round of the competition. Sports Illustrated staff members Jon Wertheim and Chris Almeida discuss the match and what it means for Williams in the twilight of her career.

Chris Almeida: So here we are on day two of The Championships late at night in England and not so late at night here in Chicago. Serena Williams is out of the tournament after playing her first singles match in just over a year. She lost to 24-year-old Frenchwoman Harmony Tan 7–5, 1–6, 7–6. It was a long game, it lasted more than three hours. There were many tentative rallies. Tan looked like a player outside the top 100 trying to beat Serena Williams. Serena looked like someone who had taken a gap year.

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