Wimbledon: Returning to Grand Slam tennis after a year out with health problems, Serena Williams defeated France`s Arvane Rezai 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at Wimbledon — then burst into tears.
After serving her 13th ace to close the match, Williams buried her face in her towel and sobbed from her courtside chair. She was still crying as she walked off the court.
The four-time champion opened play on Tuesday at the All England Club. She fought through a mid-match slump before asserting command in the third set with her big serve and powerful groundstrokes.
That was enough to show why she is still considered a title favorite despite her long layoff after two foot operations and blood clots in her lungs.