Over in Wimbledon, England both Serena and Venus Williams were both eliminated from the competition!
I am someone who doesn't really follow tennis religiously, but after a trip to the mens US Open finals a few years ago, I learned why this sport is so addicting.
And if you are like me and you don't follow tennis you are still well aware of who Venus and Serena Williams are. When i heard they were BOTH eliminatd i knew this must have been extremely crazy so i did a bit more research and found out that this will be the first time since 2006 that either Williams sister will not be participating in the rest of the contest!
Venus was going for her sixth straight Wimbledon title win but lost to Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Serena lost to Bartoli after just four rounds in the competition, the earliest exit of Wimbledon in her career!
Both sisters have spent the last year battling health issues and injuries but no one was expecting them both to be eliminated so soon in the competition!
Does this make the competition less exciting to watch?
Does this make me think the Tennis gods are angry?
The Williams sisters always seem to handle competition well and I can not wait for next years competition to see this two come back tennis racks a-blazing!
**images taken from nytimes.com and nj.com**