By S.L. Price
July 01, 2013
Serena Williams walks off the court after losing to Sabine Lisicki in the fourth round at Wimbledon.
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Perhaps. But on Monday, the last American playing at Wimbledon didn't cry, didn't fall face-first, barely celebrated her victory at all. Stephens did what you're supposed to do, even the first time; she acted like she wasn't done yet. She slung her bag over her shoulder and walked off the court and through the thick, manic crowd, a hundred yards alone back to the locker room. Save the one kid who asked her to sign a ball, no one noticed. If nothing else, that seems destined to change.

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