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Latest Slam loss for Williams comes at Wimbledon

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Serena Williams gestures after losing a point to Alize Cornet during their women’s singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, on Saturday.

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LONDON — As Serena Williams began to fall behind in what would become her earliest Wimbledon exit in nearly a decade, her coach could tell something was awry.
Not the so-so serving. Or the bad backhands. This was a larger problem.
“Right now, she doesn’t have her usual ability to respond and turn matches around,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, who has worked with Williams since 2012. “It was obvious when she trailed 3-0 in the second set. Nothing happened.”
Unable to get back on track once she no longer had control of the match, five-time Wimbledon champion Williams lost to 25th-seeded ...


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