Serena Williams knocked out of Wimbledon again in the first round

This was the 21st time Serena Williams played at Wimbledon. It was the first time for Harmony Tan, but Tan will be the player to advance to the second round of the All England Club.

Tan, a French 115th-placed and little-known even in her own country, beat Williams, the greatest tennis player of her time, 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7). Williams hasn’t played a singles match on the tour since retiring in the first round of last year’s Wimbledon in tears with a hamstring injury, but managed to play a lot of tennis on Center Court on Tuesday night, where she won seven titles. Wimbledon in singles. Her grueling duel with Tan was a stylistic contrast that lasted three hours and 11 minutes. What Williams lacked was an upbeat, confirming finish, and she didn’t hesitate when asked if it was okay that this was her last Wimbledon memory, if it was.

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